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Title:  Adoption of, enrollment in, and teacher workload for the Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum in California high schools
Description: The Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum (ERWC) is a college preparatory English language arts course designed to enhance the abilities of students through rhetorical analyses of compelling issues and interesting texts. In order to inform the organizations that support the infrastructure of the ERWC as they seek to make the ERWC more widely available across the state, this study was designed to explore the characteristics of schools that have adopted the ERWC, the characteristics of students enrolled in the course, and the teacher workloads for the course. The study was also intended to inform a wider audience of policymakers and educators who are interested in strengthening postsecondary readiness by expanding opportunities for high school students to take courses similar to the ERWC. This study used two data sources: 1) data collected by the Center for the Advancement of Reading and Writing at the California State University Chancellorís Office, which includes all the schools that have adopted the ERWC, and 2) data from the California Department of Education, which includes data on all courses taught at California public schools and the demographic characteristics of the students enrolled in each course.
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Cover Date: October 2019
Web Release: October 22, 2019
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Publication #: REL 2020006
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Center/Program: REL
Associated Centers: NCEE
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Type of Product: What's Happening
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Questions: For questions about the content of this What's Happening, please contact:
Amy Johnson.