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Clever partners with applications to improve student writing

By Caitlin Annand-Baechtel on

According to the last report from the National Center for Education Statistics, only 24 percent of “students at both grades 9 and 12 performed at the proficient level in writing.” This leaves the majority of students struggling to meet national benchmarks and college-ready standards.

For writers to improve, experts agree that students need access to quality exemplars, integrated grammar instruction, and continuous feedback and revision. While none of this is news to educators, many still struggle to successfully implement writing instruction without the right training or resources to do so.

To bridge this gap, Clever has partnered with several literacy and writing applications that are actively seeking to improve fluency, style, and conventions in writing. Reference the list below to see if one of these applications can benefit your students today.

NoRedInk builds stronger writers in elementary, middle, and high school through personalized and adaptable curriculum. Their application presents instant feedback to students and provides actionable performance data to teachers. Recently, NoRedInk expanded their assessment offerings so that students can more actively engage in the revision process, including in single sentences and multi-paragraph formats.  

Want to add this application to your Clever dashboard? Click here. This application partners with Clever to do the following:

  • Offer single sign on through Clever Instant Login
  • Roster and provision accounts through Clever Secure Sync
  • Provide access via iOS through compatibility with the Clever Portal iOS app

Quill provides free tools to help students in grades 3-12 become great writers. Quill provides a range of services and programs to support both teachers and students. With their Quill Connect and Quill Proofreader programs, students can exercise complex sentence-combining and proofread passages to hone their editing skills. Through their newly launched Quill Lessons feature, teachers access engaging lesson plans, slide templates, writing prompts, independent practice activities, and more.  

Want to add this application to your Clever dashboard? Click here. This application partners with Clever to do the following:

  • Offer single sign on through Clever Instant Login
  • Roster and provision accounts through Clever Secure Sync
  • Provides access via iOS through compatibility with the Clever Portal iOS app

Talking Fingers is an evidence-based learning application for young learners in Kindergarten through 4th grade. They provide hands-on practice through learning software that integrates phonics, reading, writing, and keyboarding in a series of interactive online adventures. Students have fun as they learn to read, spell, and write. 

Want to add this application to your Clever dashboard? Click here. This application partners with Clever to do the following:

  • Offer single sign on through Clever Instant Login
  • Roster and provision accounts through Clever Secure Sync

Not yet on Clever? Reach out to learn how Clever can help you manage all of your learning applications in one place.

Caitlin Annand-Baechtel