Image with students from the WRITE Institute

Additional Information

Key features include:

  • Cohesive K-12 Alignment
  • Alignment to the Common Core State Standards
  • Online Writing Curriculum
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Research-based High-leverage Writing Practices


The major research study, conducted by WestEd and UC Davis researchers, will evaluate the effectiveness of the WRITE Institute’s writing program for English language learner (ELL) students. The first cohort began Summer 2011 and the second cohort began in Summer 2012. Participating middle schools receive free curriculum, lesson materials, and free professional development training for two years. To learn more, visit WestEd’s WRITE ELL Study Page.


Additional Information

Reparable Harm:  Fulfilling the Unkept Promise of Educational Opportunity for California’s Long Term English Learners
A Californians Together research and policy publication authored by Laurie Olsen, Ph.D. (PDF)

Approaches to Writing Instruction for Adolescent English Language Learners
A Discussion of Recent Research and Practice Literature in Relation to Nationwide Standards on Writing, By the Education Alliance at Brown University. (PDF)