Dr. Chrispen Matsika
Last year (2008) the state of Georgia implemented a new writing assessment for fifth grade students. Teachers received their initial training on the new assessment in August. However, most teachers continued to teach the way they had always taught writing, and as a result, the statewide scores did not meet the Georgia standards for writing.
"The Implications of Writers’ Workshop in Fifth Grade,"
Vol. 10, Article 3.
Available at: http://kb.gcsu.edu/thecorinthian/vol10/iss1/3