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Elementary Writing Programs: How They Match the Research and the Common Core
The Common Core State Standards for writing have raised expectations of what students should be able to accomplish in the elementary grades. At the same time, research has demonstrated that in order for writing instruction to be truly effective, certain elements must be present. IESD (Interactive Educational Systems Design Inc.), a leading research organization for education, analyzes how six leading elementary writing programs measure up to the requirements of the Common Core standards and research-based best practices.