We are the New York City Writing Project
As a leading site of the National Writing Project, the NYCWP focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of New York City’s educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners.
The NYCWP’s approaches to literacy instruction take hold. In the majority of schools where the Writing Project has been a presence for a year or more, student performance on standardized tests, including Regents exams, improves. Data from yearly surveys and program evaluations further reveal that:
- 99% of participating teachers gain concrete teaching strategies to engage students more effectively in reading and writing for a variety of purposes, and 70% use a range of these strategies at least once a week;
- 96% of participating teachers report that the NYCWP helps them prepare their students for the ELA or other Regents exams;
- 99% of participating teachers attribute a growth in their own comfort with and enthusiasm for the teaching of writing to the support received from their NYCWP teacher-consultant.