2017 Writing Bee Results

The Writing Bee’s impact throughout a district was evidenced prior to the Spring 2017 standardized testing season in Milton, Massachusetts by the following:

Result icon weeks

4
weeks of writing

Result icon teacher

29
teachers

Result icon students

758
students

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78,873
minutes or writing

Result icon words

2,245,621
words written

‘The Writing Bee was perfectly timed and provided authentic practice for my students as we prepared for the spring standardized testing season.’

Engaged stats

91% indicated their students were either 
"Engaged' or 'Highly Engaged' with writing while participating in The Writing Bee.

Improved stats

77% indicated their students demonstrated 'Improvement' or 'Significant Improvement' with the quality of their students' writing.

Writing Bee Teacher Survey Results

The impact on writing engagement, quality, and output levels were extremely positive according to the Milton Public Schools teachers whose students participated in The Writing Bee:


To what extent, overall, were your students engaged with the writing while participating in the Writing Bee?

  • 28.6% Extremely Engaged
  • 71.4% Engaged
  • 0% Slightly Engaged
  • 0% Not Engaged
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Regarding writing output levels, please select which of the following best describes your students’ overall performance during the Writing Bee:

  • 28.6% Students demonstrated significant increases in their writing output levels
  • 57.1% Students demonstrated increases in their writing output levels
  • 14.3% Students did not demonstrate increases in their writing output levels
  • 0% Students demonstrated reductions in their writing output levels
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Regarding writing content quality, please select which of the following best describes your students’ overall performance during the Writing Bee:

  • 14.3% Students demonstrated significant improvement with the quality of their written content
  • 50% Students demonstrated some improvement with the quality of their written content
  • 35.7% Students did not demonstrate improvement with the quality of their written content
  • 0% Students demonstrated a reduction in the quality of their written content
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Do you feel the Writing Bee will contribute to improved levels of performance for students when participating in the upcoming standardized testing?

  • 76.9% Yes
  • 23.1% No
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