Advances in Writing Research: Assessment, Intervention, and Acceptability

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 3
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 5: Promoting Academic Success

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. obtain current information regarding evidence-based writing assessment and intervention practices for elementary-aged students.
  2. gain in-depth exposure to evidence-based writing interventions and instructional practices.
  3. identify key factors positively and negatively impacting the application of these interventions in classroom setting.


The paper provides an update on research advances in writing research for elementary-aged students. The results of four recent studies focusing on the assessment of written expression skills as well as the effectiveness and acceptability of multicomponent writing interventions will be reviewed and synthesized. Results will be considered in the context of evidence-based assessment and intervention standards. Participants will benefit by learning assessment consideration and intervention techniques in writing.



Tanya L. Eckert, Syracuse University
Bridget O. Hier, Syracuse University
Scott P. Ardoin, University of Georgia
Natalie L. Williams, Syracuse University


Joshua J. Circe, Taylor Hitchings, Emily A. Watts, Carly C. Finelli

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