Create better writers, reduce teacher workload. Achieve more.
WriQ helps reduce the amount of time spent grading. It allows you to give students fast, effective feedback and track writing progress over time.
We’ll help you
Free up time and reduce teacher workload
Remove subjectivity and manual time spent grading written work. Consistently assess writing across students and grades using rubrics. Automatically score writing indicators such as spelling, punctuation, and grammar, vocabulary maturity and time on task.
Give fast, effective feedback
Give meaningful feedback and motivation directly to your students. Help them to improve writing skills and quality. Increase their confidence and attainment as a result.
Put students in charge of their own learning
Students can track how long they can write for, before taking a pause or stopping (a writing burst). Positive nudge notifications prompt them to do a little better every day. They’re only ever in competition with themselves.
Take action with our insights
Use data to identify patterns in writing performance. Track progress and support curriculum planning. Become more confident in reporting on writing quality data.
Have you any questions about WriQ?
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Features - at a glance
The dashboard: Keep writing assessments consistent with a host of data and metrics on the WriQ dashboard. Easily track student writing progress and back up your reporting with data.
The WriQ score: Accurately measure and track improvement in student writing. Compare your students’ progress with others in the same grade, school, district, and even at national level.
Custom Rubrics: Assess student writing with WriQ’s built in rubrics to keep assessment consistent. With the ability to add your own custom rubrics, writing assessment is in line with subject, state, or national standards.
The student experience: Put students in charge of their own learning with the WriQmeter. It allows students to see their own progress and improvements. There’s no need for teacher intervention, and each student is only ever in competition with themselves.
What educators say about WriQ
The biggest thing is that WriQ cuts down the editing and correction time for the teacher. It leaves me more time for differentiation and 1:1 instruction, and I have real data to share with students and parents. Having the data is more persuasive than just a subjective opinion from the teacher.
What's new in WriQ?
- A user can add and score up to 20 rubric rows when creating custom rubrics
- Updated Registration interface. Once registration is complete, it redirects the user to the WriQ dashboard.
You can view a full history of updates here.
WriQ was named a finalist in the EdTech Awards from EdTech Digest in their district data solution category. The EdTech Awards are the largest education technology recognition program in the world - highlighting efforts which improve education through technology and enrich the lives of learners everywhere.
How can you try or buy WriQ?
Visit our pricing page to get a guide price for your institution.
- What is the WriQ Score?
The WriQ Score is the national writing metric developed by Texthelp that allows teachers to objectively measure student writing across their class, their district, and even state.
- Do my students need to have the extension installed in order for me to assess their writing?
Nope! The student experience allows you (and your students) to track writing bursts, keywords, daily writing history, and more. It also allows them to see more detailed rubric feedback. But to assess a document, only the teacher needs the extension installed.
- How is the Vocabulary Age calculated?
The Vocabulary Maturity score is based on research that determines the average age of acquisition of words. For example, the word dog has an age of acquisition of approximately two years old, while the word "photosynthesis" has an average age of acquisition of about 11.5. After each unique (and correct) word in the writing is assigned its age of acquisition, the age that is approximately the 95th percentile is ascribed as the level of maturity (the scores are also distributed across an age range).
- How do I create a class without using Google Classroom?
From the Dashboard homepage, click on "Create Custom Classroom," and follow the prompts from there. Please note, you will not be able to add a student to a classroom until you have assessed at least one of their documents.
- Why can't I see the rubric I just created in the extension?
There are two possible explanations for this - the first, is that the grade(s) assigned in the rubric do not match with the grade level of the student being assessed. The second is that the rubric isn't enabled. To enable a rubric, click on the slider from the main rubrics page. To match the grade levels, you can either edit the rubric and add the appropriate grade levels, or change the student's grade level in the extension. Note - if the rubric is locked, you will need to duplicate it first and then you can edit it.
- Where can I find all of the data I see in the extension?
All the information you need is in your dashboard. To get there, you can click on the icon (show icon) in the extension, or point your browser to wriq.texthelp.com. Be sure to sign in with the same email address you use to assess docs.
- What’s included in my subscription?
Your subscription means everyone can enjoy the benefits of WriQ.
Our Learning and Training resources for each product can be accessed at any time on our website. Get up to speed with our software through our learning resources, then verify your expertise by taking part in our certification program.
Our support site gives you access to lots of common questions that other users of our software have about the technical stuff. If you can't find what you're looking for there, then our Tech Support team is on hand at firstname.lastname@example.org 9-5pm every day to help with troubleshooting or technical problems.
We're always working on making our products better, so any improvements or enhancements are pushed out automatically to you, there's no upgrading to do on your part.
Plus, coming soon you’ll get free access to the Texthelp Academy for how-to information, video tutorials, product webinars and lots more.
All of this is included as part of your subscription. We do not charge any extra for these services.