• Laura Carroll posted an update 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Our school’s problem of practice centers around ways we can increase our writing test scores. While reading “Visible Learning for Literacy” I read a great section on writing and the effect size of different components of the writing process etc. Here is what there research concluded:

    Effect Size for Writing Programs = 0.44
    Effect Size for Teaching Students to Summarize = 0.63
    Effect Size for Concept Mapping = 0.60
    Effect Size for Concept Mapping = 0.60
    Effect Size for Feedback = 0.75
    Effect Size for Teacher Clarity = 0.75

    I found it interesting that feedback held the highest effect size when compared to all these other components. With this knowledge I would like to research more ways teachers can provided effect, timely feedback for the writing process. This can be especially hard at the elementary level. Does anyone have any suggestions. I know when I try to conference with students it takes a huge chunk of time and it gets hard to manage behaviors while I am conferencing.

    Resource: “Visible Learning For Literacy” By Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie
    ISBN: 9781506332352