Our Results

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

Tennessee State

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

Albany, NY

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. 

Connecticut State Department of Education

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. 


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.

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.

Worcester, MA

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.

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.

New York City D.O.E., 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.

“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”

-Education Week


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
Partnership Projects

  • 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..."


About Us


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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