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Study links teacher training, improved student writing skills

Science Daily – Staff Writer

“A study from the University of California, Irvine has found a correlation between teacher professional development and improvements in academic writing by English learners in grades 7-12. Students of teachers who participated in the Pathway Project — 46 hours of training in the “cognitive strategies” instructional approach — scored higher on an academic writing assessment and had higher pass rates on the California High School Exit Exam than students whose teachers did not receive the training.”(more)

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