Despite the growth of certain "multimedia" educational experiences and technological innovations, writing remains an essential skill as a form of basic (and also complex) communication. In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of both the teaching and learning of writing, the College Board established the National Commission on Writing for America's Families, Schools, and Colleges in September 2002. In part the decision was animated by the Board's Plan to offer a writing assignment in 2005 as part of the new SAT, but additionally, there was growing concern that there was general decline in the quality of writing. At this site, visitors can learn about the members of the Commission, and view some of its latest press releases, which highlight some of its research findings. Visitors will also want to download and read some of its thought-provoking research reports, including "The Neglected "R": The Need for a Writing Revolution".


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