Effect size data indicated whole school growth of between 0.56 and 1.3 over the 3 years of implementation.

NAPLAN data indicated an average increase of 28.5 points in year 5 writing and 25.7 points increase in year 3 over the same period of time.

There was a 4.5% increase in the number of students in the top 2 bands in year 5 and a 7.3% increase in year 3. The average scaled growth in writing was 65.8% which equates to 19.5% above State and 23.4 % above statistically similar school groups.

Teachers are comfortable planning the learning sequence and have a greater knowledge of the authorial aspects of the writing process.

Students have knowledge of how to structure their writing and to enhance the enjoyment of the reader through specific language features.

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