Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art®
and Image-Making Within the Writing Process®
are supported by Moderate Evidence under the Every Student Succeeds Act and qualify as Tier II Evidence-Based Literacy Models. Three independent, quasi-experimental research studies have documented statistically significant gains in writing and visual literacy.
Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Grant Research Findings 2007-2010
The Manchester School District (MANSD), Manchester, NH received four years of federal funding (2006-2010) through a US Department of Education Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) Grant to investigate the impact of Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through ArtŪ (PW) on students' writing, visual literacy and reading skills. Statistically significant gains in writing and visual literacy were achieved by the treatment group each year compared to the demographically matched comparison group. This trend held true for all at-risk subgroups including "Below benchmark readers," Special Education students, ELL mainstream students and ELL Magnet students.
Standardized Test Results, Main Street School, Exeter, NH
Following two years of school-wide adoption of Picturing Writing and Image-Making at the Main Street School in Exeter, NH, standardized test scores revealed tremendous gains in reading and writing skills, particularly among Title I and Special Education students.
Evaluation of a Year-Long Art-and Literature-Based Approach to Writing
First- and second-grade students participating in a year-long Picturing Writing/Image-Making Language Arts program demonstrated significant gains in writing achievement as compared to demographically matched students participating in more traditional approaches to writing. Tremendous gains were made by at-risk students. (September 1997 to June 1998)
Image-Making Within The Writing Process
First and second-grade students participating in a 3-month Image-Making story process demonstrated significant gains in writing achievement as compared to demographically matched students participating in more traditional approaches to writing. (Initial Research Findings, 1991 to 1993)
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