Press Release, May 2019:
WTE Delivers Sustained Accelerated Writing Progress
“Children highly engaged and enthusiastic about their writing success.”
Today, ERO released their much-awaited study of successful writing programmes around New Zealand.  From 129 schools investigated, only six had evidence of sustained accelerated learning in student writing.  Leading those published was Write that Essay (WTE) and their work with teachers at Northcross Intermediate School on Auckland’s North Shore. 

According to Professor John Hattie, evidence of student progress is demonstrated when a child has an effect score of 0.4 over 12 months.  At Northcross, the average effect size in writing has been two and a half times that for the past three years in a row.


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