About NC Write

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In the age of texting, with rampant misspellings, endless neologisms, and nearly incomprehensible abbreviations slowly creeping into more formal writing, Jordan Garnett, of Northern Middle School in Roxboro, North Carolina, finds NC Write to be an invaluable teaching tool to elevate her students’ writing.
District leaders can utilize NC Write to create and deliver online writing benchmarks and performance assessments measuring the Common Core and North Carolina Essential Standards. NC Write applies the latest writing technology to instantly score and evaluate student responses and provide immediate feedback.

Ready to learn more about NC Write? This information packet provides an in-depth look into NC Write and how it can help improve your students' writing practice.

NC Write is the only online practice writing tool available to North Carolina students with a digital peer review process and powered by the nation's leading automated essay-scoring technology, PEG.

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NC Write offers a variety of professional development workshops to meet the needs of schools and districts. NC Write 101 is a basic training provided on-site with enrollment. NC Write Data Analysis Leadership Workshop, NC Write Advanced Tools, and Performance Task Development Using NC Write, are also available. The NC Write Professional Development Team also provides customized training options and webinars.

White Papers

It is well known that boys lag at all grade levels behind girls in literacy achievement, and although a multitude of books and articles have been written about this phenomenon, the gap continues. The National Assessment for Educational Progress (2012) reported that of the three ages tracked, only nine-year-old boys have made any significant progress since 1971 in narrowing that gap, and that gap is world-wide.

Among the complaints most teachers have about end-of-year tests is that they provide little or no actionable information about students, at least for the current school year. Even interim assessments, given three or four times a year, may not yield timely feedback, especially if portions need to be sent out for hand scoring of open-ended responses. For test feedback to be useful, it has to be tangible, transparent, actionable, customized, timely, ongoing, and consistent. That’s a tall order.

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Have you ever seen the movie, A Christmas Story? This writing exercise incorporates a hilarious scene from the movie and is designed to make writing fun for students!