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Embed high impact writing pedagogy in every classroom

Empower teachers and students with engaging, high quality writing assessment shown to 2X the rate of learning in the classroom. 1

A writing-centered approach to formative assessment


Short Answer meets Level 4 ESSA efficacy evidence 2


Short Answer embeds pedagogy shown to double student achievement on standardized exams 1


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Writing across the curriculum made easy

Short Answer activities take less than a minute to setup and can be used to teach content in any subject.

An important addition to your AI response plan

AI may decrease the amount of reps students get at writing independently. Increase those reps by enabling writing in every classroom.

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Authentic writing in the age of ChatGPT

Bite sized, in-class writing activities allow for better control of AI's influence on student work for more meaningful writing assessment.

Ensure high fidelity implementation

Engage staff with highly interactive PD or 1-1 coaching focused on quality formative assessment and writing pedagogy.

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A scaffolded approach to peer-feedback

Short Answer engages students in human-to-human writing practice using a research-backed approach to peer feedback.

Advised by the world's leading expert

The Short Answer team is advised by Dr. Dylan Wiliam. Our app utilizes his and Paul Black's framework for formative assessment shown to improve pedagogical practices and student achievement

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 1. To learn more, see the study here and/or pages 38-39 or Embedded Formative Assessment (Wiliam, 2018) 

2. For more on ESSA Tiers of Evidence, read here. Details on Short Answer’s logic model & efforts to study impact are here.

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