3 ways to improve student writing with tech

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According to recent data from the National Assessment of Student Performance, two-thirds of K-12 students are not writing at levels expected for their grade level. The fundamental issue is that, nationally, writing has not been given the same attention as math and reading. 

When writing is not a priority in elementary school, it becomes difficult to teach by middle school when large class sizes are the norm. This begs for technology intervention.
 

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The new WriQ - simplify writing assessment in Docs

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Assessing student writing is a time consuming and tedious process. Reading through and evaluating dozens of multi-page documents and providing meaningful feedback during your “free” time is no one’s idea of fun. But we’ve come up with a solution that can help. It’s called WriQ® and it provides a standardized norm for assessing writing in Google Docs.

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Texthelp and friends at #FETC 2019

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It’s very nearly that time again as the Texthelp world tour brings us ever closer to Florida for FETC 2019! Taking place from January 27 - 30, FETC is packed full of cutting edge tech, as well as future-facing seminars and talks from seasoned educators to CEOs. If you’re heading along and want to learn more about Texthelp, our products, or what to check out during the conference, here’s a guide you can use as a helpful itinerary for your visit!

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Texthelp at #Bett2019

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If you’re planning on attending BETT and want to learn more about Texthelp or our products, here is a helpful guide to all of the Texthelp activities - including our recommended sessions. 

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What's the WriQ score?

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WriQ® is Texthelp’s newest Google Chrome extension designed to help teachers assess student writing in Google Docs. 

While the extension is new, WriQ itself has been around for over 2 years as an Add-on for  Google Docs. Thanks to feedback from thousands of users, WriQ has been completely re-written as a Google extension to provide more flexibility, features, and a better experience for users. 

Something new to the WriQ extension that was not part of the Add-on is the WriQ score. The WriQ score is meant to provide a meaningful number to help teachers know how well their students are writing by taking into account several useful metrics along with a national norms comparison. 

Keep reading to learn how the score is calculated… 

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