Tennessee State: thinkSRSD suported 200 core coaches in learning SRSD. They then re-delivered this learning to literacy specialists across the state, who then each brought SRSD back to their schools. With thinkSRSD’s support, the full state of TN now uses SRSD in 40,000 classrooms and has maintained being the “fastest improving” state on NAEP.
Worcester, MA: Worcester, New England’s second largest urban district, has partnered with thinkSRSD over the past four years to expand the use of SRSD from one initial pilot school, then folding in new groups of schools each year, with the aim of reaching all schools. All implementing schools made significant gains on state assessments.
Michigan State: thinkSRSD currently supports, through blended ‘in-person’ workshops and online support, dozens of schools in Michigan in rolling out SRSD. Initial classroom data shows improvements of over 200% gains.
Juneau, AK: thinkSRSD supports many schools, like Juneau, entirely remotely. Teachers view our e-Learning SRSD course, follow a timeline of embedded monthly learning activities, including scoring writing together, hold regular web calls and email as needed. Juneau has nearly doubled gains in student writing at some grade levels, from just September through December.
NYC DOE, NY: Following significant gains in schools using SRSD over the past few years in NYC, NYC DOE now has a full time SRSD Coordinator partnering with thinkSRSD to bring SRSD to schools throughout the city.
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Jefferson County, CO: After achieving initial gains with SRSD, Jefferson County grant funded a full time SRSD coordinator, mentored by thinkSRSD, who oversaw expanding this work. Schools continue to report strong gains on state assessments.
At thinkSRSD, we publish results from every district that implements thinkSRSD’s support plan. There is no hidden data. This chart below reflects the gains made in every district that has worked with thinkSRSD. Every district has made gains on state assessments. These gains can be verified by googling state assessment sites (such as MCAS for Massachusetts) and checking the gains reported for the years thinkSRSD supported the district, in order to confirm these gains. Our guarantee is that if you implement SRSD, you will see empowered, happier writers and significant gains on all measure of writing growth. We recommend doing such research (both on the approach itself and on schools using it) before making a significant commitment to bring on a new initiative.
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Proud teachers sharing: “My mind was blown by his comfort, effort, and growth as a writer. The really cool part is that ALL of his writing responses and assignments have shown this level of significant growth!”
“Best professional development in a 30 yr career.” – Deb Rude, Curriculum Coordinator
“Outstanding.” – Hal Hensler, Director of Laurel School
“My students have exceeded my expectations.” – Nan Smith, Blog
SRSD featured in RI News: “SRSD has enabled our school to celebrate critical thinking through written expression.”
-Tony DiManna, Assistant Superintendent, Cumberland, RI
“In my 20 years;of education experience, I have never seen any set of strategies get the results we are getting with SRSD so quickly.” – Kimberly Saunders, Assistant Superintendent, ConVal School District
“Results from the [SRSD] pilot were impressive.” – Brendan Minnihan, Superintendent, ConVal School District
Worcester Students Triple Gains – Ed Week