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Implementing Multitiered Writing Instruction
Implementing multitiered writing instruction

Writing instruction has a long history of neglect in US education. This neglect is evident in the most recent report of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which reveals that only about 25 percent of fourth, eighth, and twelfth graders scored at the proficient level on the NAEP writing exam (Persky, Daane, & Jin, 2003). Proficient writing is necessary for successful functioning in school and community environments during childhood and throughout adulthood. Writing performance affects graduation, admission into postsecondary programs, employment options, and social opportunities (Graham & Perin, 2007). As students progress through school, they are met with increasing expectations to demonstrate their knowledge through writing. Additionally, the upsurge of computer technology in the twenty-first century has ...

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