At thinkSRSD, we post gains from every district implementing thinkSRSD’s support plan. There is no hidden data. We guarantee that if you implement SRSD with us, you will see empowered, happier writers and significant gains. While SRSD shows gains in empirical research studies – We take the next step of ensuring you see those gains translate to your unique setting. Data below is not from SRSD studies, but from actual schools working with thinkSRSD.
Average State Assessment Gains with thinkSRSD
thinkSRSD supported 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.
Read about TN complete turn around after rolling out thinkSRSD’s professional learning in 2014: Click here
thinkSRSD has supported dozens of districts across NY State in adopting SRSD, and turnkeying this approach internally. The response from schools has been overwhelmingly positive, and the initiative has grown over several years, with teachers “taking SRSD to the next level“
Currently, we are partnering with the National Writing Project to evaluate growth in writing and publish a report.
Through the Hill for Literacy partnership with University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education, thinkSRSD has supported 90 core coaches in learning SRSD. They then re-delivered this learning to teachers in their schools.
Worcester, New England’s 2nd largest urban district, partnered with thinkSRSD for 4 years to expand SRSD from one initial pilot school to all schools, reaching nearly 25,000 students. All implementing schools made significant gains on state assessments.
“Best Professional Development in a 30 year career”
-Deb Rude, Curriculum Coordinator, Cumberland, RI
“Tennessee teachers reporting being ‘blown away’ by gains in student writing”
–Hal Hensler, Director, The Laurel School, San Fransisco, CA
“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
A Global Community
thinkSRSD is proud to offer its services to a rapidly growing number of schools across the globe!
Groups We Serve
Originally created for struggling students, research quickly demonstrated that SRSD lifts the quality of all student writing. We offer courses that support both general education and special education teachers so colleagues can collaborate and students can receive beautifully aligned instruction.
Special Education Schools
- Cove School, IL
- Laurel School, CA
- Prentice Hollow, TX
- Currey Ingram Academy, TN
- Lang School, NYC
- Putney School, VT
General & Special Education
- ABRSD, MA
- NYC DOE Inclusion Networks
- Worcester Schools, MA
- Michigan TBA-ISD
"Children of all capabilities are able to be successful. students on IEP's succeed. stronger writers are challenged."
"I turned these children who were afraid of writing into students who wanted to write every day!"
"I've seen the good writers become better, and the reluctant writers attempt writing more..."
thinkSRSD is the community of teachers and researchers who use and study SRSD. We offer SRSD in-person professional development and e-learning courses taught by teachers with decades of experience using SRSD. The teachers at thinkSRSD have taught SRSD courses for over 10 years, since offering the very first open enrollment course in SRSD in 2008.
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