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- Most U.S. adolescents are failing to develop the writing skills critical for college and career readiness.
- Digital tools can play an important role in improving adolescents’ writing achievement when the focus of technology use is on writing instruction.
- Providing easy-to-use technology and technical support to teachers facilitates their integrating digital tools to support curricular goals.
- Professional development for teachers should focus on how to leverage digital tools to deliver evidence-based writing instruction.
- Systematic and explicit instruction can help improve adolescent writing through scientifically based strategies for writing and the writing process, as well as how to make effective use of digital tools as part of the writing process.
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