National Writing Project Releases Civically Engaged Writing Analysis Continuum

Through a grant from the Spencer Foundation, the National Writing Project and its partners have worked to develop the Civically Engaged Writing Analysis Continuum (CEWAC) at Carl Whithaus was a member of the Working Group that developed the CEWAC.This writing rubric and supporting materials are designed to assess youth’s ability to engage in public arguments, rooted in evidence and reasoning, enter productive civic conversations, and take action both in and out of school. This project was part of Spencer’s Civic Measures initiative that engaged researchers in creating measures focused on “the quality of youth civic and political engagement and the factors that might impact it.”