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At 826, we have seen how more time and resources devoted to writing education leads to tremendous growth in writing ability. In contrast to the post-pandemic decline in national reading and math scores, writing assessment scores in 2022 from students in 826 Network programs showed a statistically significant improvement of 6% over the course of programming. And Black/African American students saw the most improvement in their writing, gaining 12%, double the average for the whole group. This data reveals a promising trend: despite ongoing struggles facing the writing education field, 826 is narrowing the gap in writing proficiency, especially among students from historically underserved communities. In this report, we dig into the findings from the 826 writing assessment, highlighting significant growth across demographic groups and diving further into the implications of those findings.

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