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A deeper analysis of the 2012 writing pilot by the US Department of Education found:
high-performing students did substantially better on the computer than with pencil and paper. But the opposite was true for average and low-performing students. They crafted better sentences using pencil and paper than they did using the computer. Low-income and black and Hispanic students tended to be in this latter category.
Steve Graham, a professor at Arizona State University and an expert in research on writing instruction, says the federal report confirms what smaller studies previously found. “Your familiarity with the tool makes a difference,” said Graham. “They actually do better writing by hand if they’re less experienced [with computers]. And if they’re more experienced, then there may actually be an advantage toward writing on the computer.”
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The results of this analysis were released to the public in December 2015.