Using an Automated Writing Feedback Tool: Insights on MI Write for Students and Families
- Many students and teachers thought MI Write was useful for improving student writing, and about half found the tool easy to use.
- MI Write likely improved students' mindsets about writing and potentially likely improved students' writing confidence.
- The effects of MI Write on the quality of students’ writing varied.
- Students and teachers found MI Write suitable for students with diverse abilities and identities.
Middle school students and their families can use this brief to learn about MI Write, an automated writing feedback tool that supports student writing in the classroom. The brief summarizes key takeaways from a study of MI Write in grade 7 and 8 English language arts classrooms during the 2021–2022 school year.