Fifteen years ago, Lisa Collum was working as a teacher in a Title I school and became frustrated watching countless students fail or struggle with writing on standardized tests. There simply wasn't a curriculum available that focused on real writing skills which ultimately hurt the students and teachers.
So Lisa studies the common areas students struggled in and developed a curriculum of her own. In less than a year, Lisa was able to turn her class around from nearly all failing to achieve a 100% pass rate. Lisa was able to do with class after class regardless of how much the students had struggled in the past. Soon every teacher in the school was demanding Lisa's curriculum and Top Score Writing was born.
Top Score Writing has since grown to include full teacher curriculums for 2nd to 12th grade as well as student workbooks, as well as a digital curriculum, scoring, and training. Today Top Score writing remains the only proven system that makes teaching writing easier, student learning faster and is proven to achieve a 70% increase in writing test scores on average.
Top Score Writing is Trusted By:
Top Score is the best writing program to use for students who have to take the Florida Standards Assessment. The lessons go step by step to help the children learn the proper format. The script is all there for teachers to use. The emails with videos and support are super helpful to teachers. I highly recommend using this program, not just for FSA but also to help the kids learn to write a cohesive essay!
Angela P. - Director of Literacy
My students and I love this program!! I'm a 4th grade teacher and my students are writing great pieces. This program has helped my students understand what an opinion and informative essay is. I am completely grateful and so appreciative of this program because I feel that my students are enjoying writing and I can see how much they have progressed since the beginning of the year. This is an excellent writing curriculum that will get any and every student to love writing!!!
Sasha L. - 4th Grade Teacher
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!