Middle & High School
Close to 6,500 secondary institutions worldwide now use Turnitin, including 56 percent of the top 100 high schools listed on U.S. News and World Report's America's Best High Schools.
I explain to students: I'm not trying to catch them; I'm not big brother; I really to want them to become better writers. With Turnitin, writing has improved across the board.
Evidence of Effectiveness
35% Decrease in Unoriginal Content
A statistical analysis of U.S. secondary education schools
using Turnitin over a 7-year period indicates how regular use dramatically reduces incidents of unoriginal student work
35,572,378 submissions from 2,862 secondary school accounts.
Faster, Better Feedback
Instructors indicate that Turnitin allows them to give better feedback in less time,
culminating in higher levels of student engagement.
Improvement in Feedback Quality
Time Saved Grading
Increase in Student Engagement
Teach Students How to Recognize Plagiarism
At Abraham Lincoln Traditional School, teachers using Turnitin save time reviewing papers for plagiarized material and provide students with guidance on how to paraphrase properly, use citations, and write originally.
Grading & Feedback
At Air Academy High School, teachers use Turnitin to streamline their workflow in checking for originality, managing grading loads, reducing printing costs, and tracking student achievement over time. Read More
Uphold Academic Integrity
Teachers use Turnitin at Lake Washington School District to uphold academic honesty, reward original work, and encourage young writers to find their own voices, which has helped foster a culture of trust in classrooms with students dedicated to learning. Read More
Incorporate Originality in the Writing Process
Implementing Turnitin at Miami Palmetto Senior High School is the first step in a larger plan to prepare students for AP® exam essays and for writing research papers and paraphrasing properly in college-level work. That process begins as teachers gauge the level of originality in a student’s work even before delving into the grading and evaluation process. Read More
Teach Proper Citation Techniques
At Steffen Middle School, teachers use Turnitin to promote original thinking and to help students learn how to paraphrase and cite information properly. As students improve, they can learn the proper format for academic writing and reduce the percentage of matched content in their own work. Read More
Improving Writing Skills
Use ETS® e-rater® to Augment Student Assessment
Teachers at Anderson High School can manage paper loads, save time, and augment their assessment of student work by providing instant diagnostic feedback on grammar, usage, mechanics, style, and spelling online through ETS e-rater. Read More
Incorporate Self-Assessment and Peer Review
At Lincoln-Way High School District 210, teachers can improve students’ self-assessment skills through self-reflective and peer-review activities through Turnitin. This self-assessment platform is a forum that gives students teacher and peer feedback and a way to think critically about their own work. Read More
Support Writing Across the Curriculum
Teachers at Millard Public Schools use Turnitin to support writing instruction across curricula, which is part of an institution-wide strategy to train all faculty to be more effective writing teachers. Read More
Encourage Group Interaction and Improve Feedback
At Mt. Olive High School, teachers share how peer review through Turnitin encourages group interaction and learning by promoting a more engaging feedback process that eases teacher workload and enables the delivery of faster feedback on student work. Read More
Improve Student Engagement and Academic Honesty
At Thomas Dale High School, teachers use Turnitin to guide the teaching of proper research writing skills and to encourage academic honesty by providing a self-checking strategy and deterrent to plagiarism. Read More