Key research informing the project

The project has been designed to align with four primary sources of theoretical and empirical research on relevant writing development and instruction for the ASE population. Those sources include:

  1. Supporting Strategic Writers (SSW), a curriculum developed for basic college writers that combine genre-based strategies for reading and writing with self-regulation strategies that encompasses pedagogical methods and resources.
    Berry, A. B., & Mason, L. H. (2010). The effects of self-regulated strategy development on the writing of expository essays for adults with written expression difficulties: Preparing for the GED. Remedial and Special Education OnlineFirst, June 23, 2010.
    MacArthur, C.A.& Lembo, L. (2009). Strategy Instruction in Writing for Adult Literacy Learners. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 22(9), 1021-1039. Https://
  2. Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL) Just Write! Guide (U.S. Department of Education, office of vocational Education, 2011), a resource guide for Adult Basic Education (ABE) teachers that focuses on evidence-based writing instruction.
    U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education. (2011). Just Write! Guide. Washington, DC.
  3. Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) model, a research-based framework for teaching instructional strategies that improve academic performance in writing.
    Graham, S., Harris, K. R., & Mason, L. (2005). Improving the writing performance, knowledge, and self-efficacy of struggling young writers: The effects of self-regulated strategy development. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 30(2), 207–241. htps://
  4. Research on writing strategy instruction with struggling writers in ASE classes 
    Phillippakos, Z.A., & MacArthur, C.A. (2016b). The effects of giving feedback on the persuasive Writing of Fourth-grade and fifth-grade students. Reading Research Quarterly, 51(4), 419-433. Doi: 10.1002/rrq.149
    MacArthur, C., Philippakos, Z. & Ianetta, M. (2015). Self-Regulated Strategy Instruction in College Developmental Writing. Journal of Educational Psychology, 107(3), 885-867.