Powerful writing data for teachers and administrators, hassle-free

Better data fuels better student outcomes.

Now more than ever, schools need fast, reliable data to know where students are and how to get them where they need to be. Our network of online teaching assistants (“Graders”) allows schools to implement writing benchmarks with fidelity and unlock the tremendous power of feedback to improve learning outcomes.

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How it Works for Schools and Districts

  • Objective data without the headache or cost of large-scale assessments (like hiring subs, pulling teachers out of class, norming and calibrating, marathon grading days)
  • Student data (plus feedback!) is fast, normed, and complete
  • Upshift teacher time from grading to collaborative data analysis, instructional planning and professional development
  • Increase teacher buy-in and assessment fidelity
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Need Help Planning?

Writing benchmarks are a powerful tool to help ALL stakeholders better understand, track, and boost student preparedness, performance, and growth. To be most effective, benchmarks should be designed in conjunction with thoughtful and complete feedback and data cycles. This is no small task – it requires upfront planning, coordination, key teacher and student supports, and of course, feedback.

One of our chief focuses at Marco Learning is to partner with districts and schools to think rigorously about what formative assessment of writing should look like to best prepare students for success.

“Marco Learning has made a tremendous difference in our teachers’ ability to challenge their students. Instead of spending all their time scrambling to grade, teachers can focus their energy on analyzing and using the data to guide instruction, lesson plans, and individual student support.”

— Dr. Ebony Lee, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment at Clayton County Public Schools, Jonesboro, GA

See how districts leverage Marco Learning support to implement and improve writing benchmarks

Fullerton School District
In 2019, FSD adopted Marco Learning to improve their writing benchmark process for students across grades 3-8. Read on to see why teachers are thrilled with the fast, actionable feedback and easy Google Classroom integration.

Fullerton School District
In 2019, FSD adopted Marco Learning to improve their writing benchmark process for students across grades 3-8. Read on to see why teachers are thrilled with the fast, actionable feedback and easy Google Classroom integration.

Jefferson City School System
JMS is excited to expand to quarterly writing benchmarks for the 20-21 SY with Marco Learning support. The data and feedback will help teachers better support students and get them back on track in this critical year.

“Marco Learning was an answer to a big challenge of ours. In addition to analyzing students’ daily classwork, we needed to start grading quarterly writing benchmarks with high reliability and validity. Now, Marco Learning helps us grade every single student written response, which frees up our teachers for in-depth analysis and PD.”

 — Elissa Klein, Chief of Staff, ReGeneration Schools

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