Top Score Writing is a Research Based Program. Many counties require that schools use research-based programs and Top Score Writing is just that! This is proven in a white paper written by IESD. Interactive Educational Systems Design (IESD) specializes in research to support product development and marketing, and in effective communication with educational decision makers.
Top Score Writing is the The ONE and ONLY program specifically designed to prepare students for the state writing test. This process facilitates the distribution and access of ability appropriate informative, opinion/argumentative, and narrative passages that are built directly into structured lessons.
Students in the elementary and middle/junior/high school grades must improve their writing skills - not only to help them meet the requirements of state writing assessments, but more importantly, to prepare them for the future demands of high school, college, career, and life. Top Score Writing provides teachers with a curriculum utilizing research-supported methods that can help students meet those demands.
Overall Increase in ELA Score using Top Score Writing:
-Village Academy: 20%
-Verde Elementary: 25%
-Grove Park Elementary: 30%
-RCMA Wimauma Academy: 40%
-Madison County: 60%
-Skyline Elementary: 65%
85% OF STUDENTS MAINTAINED OR INCREASED WRITING SCORES
78% OF STUDENTS SCORED 7 OR HIGHER
Northboro Elementary is a Title 1 School
African American: 42%
Free & Reduced Lunch: 74%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 13.82
Most schools rely solely on reading and grammar programs to teach ELA skills, yet todays tests are heavily weighted on a students ability to write. The lack of writing specific curriculums results not only in lower writing scores, but lower ELA scores across the board.
Schools that implement Top Score Writing call us their "secret weapon" because it quickly and easily raise test scores on the ELA and across the board. After years of analyzing data, we can directly correlate the improvement in writing scores to higher overall school grades. It works and works fast!