INFORMATION

Rapid Assessment of Writing

Screening is key.

Computer analysis

works.

Handwriting

counts.

Rapid Assessment of Writing (RAW) is a research based rapid handwriting screening tool which uses novel computer algorithms to detect handwriting proficiency. This screening tool was designed for individual students and for incorporation into the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Response to Intervention (RTI) directorate for universal screening and early identification and treatment of school based deficits.  The RAW screening tool is able to objectively predict with high accuracy the patterns associated with the infinite ways in which handwriting can be proficient or sub-par.  With each sample studied and screened, our outcomes improve as our computer models evolve.

  • RAW is a handwriting screening tool designed for incorporation into the Response to Intervention (RTI) directorate for universal screening and early identification and treatment of school based deficits. 

Research

matters.

  • Over 2,000 handwriting samples were analyzed to determine which handwriting attributes result in statistically different groups within their grade matched peers.

  • Innovative computer algorithms objectively predict with high accuracy proficient and sub-par handwriting.  With each sample studied and screened, our outcomes improve as our computer models evolve.

  • Handwriting requires visual, motor, and cognitive skills.

  • Handwriting is associated with success in school based tasks including reading and math, memory, higher-order skills (i.e. spelling and story composition,) and functional success in daily activities (i.e. fill out a form, mailing letters, and signatures).