The Writing Centre is directed by The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training. The Directorate is the executive agency for the Ministry of Education and Research, and it is responsible for the development of primary and secondary education in kindergartens and schools.
The main activity is promoting knowledge about writing education to our key targets through web resources, seminars and in-site school development. We are also developing writing tests which are meant to support formative assessment (not standardized testing). This national writing test will by give information about a student’s writing which will give support and recommendations for further response and writing instruction.
The Writing Centre is collaborating with researchers to develop knowledge about writing and writing education. Over the last few years the centre has been closely connected to the project Developing national Standards for the Assessment of Writing. A Tool for Teaching and Learning.
The Writing Centre together with the University College of Southern Trondelag is now the first in Europe to be an associated site of the National Writing Project. The Writing Centre is housed on the university college campus and in partnership with the college offers the course Writing within and across the subject areas which is modeled after the summer institute of the National Writing Project.