The Simple 6™ – the simple answer to student achievement in high-stakes Writing tests.
The nine-week program incorporates the 6 writing components being tested and leads to student understanding about how high-stakes writing will be assessed. Thus your students will improve their test scores and in-class writing.
In 1998, 19% of the author’s sixth graders passed the standardized writing proficiency exam. After only one nine-week introduction to The Simple 6™, 51% more sixth graders passed in 1999. By 2001, 80% of the sixth grade students were passing. And 32% received a Score 5 or Score 6! In 2002, all students passed the writing test. And in 2006, in districts across Indiana, after implementing Davidson’s 9-week program, passing scores improved up to 69% over 2005.
Teaching The Simple 6™, students not only KNOW the writing components, but they also understand how to include each component in their writing, they can score writing samples, and they have an understanding of time management.
The Key to writing success is mere simplicity – putting the expectations into terms that students and teachers can understand.