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Relentless Engagement with State Educational Policy Reform: Collaborating to Change the Writing Placement Conversation
WPA: Writing Program Administration - Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators
  • Heidi Estrem, Boise State University
  • Dawn Shepherd, Boise State University
  • Lloyd Duman, North Idaho College
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2014
Abstract
This article describes the educational reform efforts surrounding writing placement in one state context. We propose that placement offers a particularly useful engagement point because it is often controlled by state-level policies and it directly impacts the lived experience of first-year college students. To document how we worked across institutions in our state, we describe a series of events that occurred over several years and that fostered collaborative exchanges. Then, we explore the challenges and opportunities afforded by our long-term engagement with policymakers. Ultimately, we propose strategies that writing program administrators might consider as they become engaged with state-level higher education policy.
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This document was originally published by Council of Writing Program Administrators in WPA: Writing Program Administration - Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Citation Information
Heidi Estrem, Dawn Shepherd and Lloyd Duman. "Relentless Engagement with State Educational Policy Reform: Collaborating to Change the Writing Placement Conversation" WPA: Writing Program Administration - Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/heidi_estrem/14/