A Program That Delivers Proven Success

Handwriting builds a solid foundation for school success. Research shows that handwriting is a foundational skill that can influence student’s reading, writing, language use, and critical thinking. It has an important role in brain development, is necessary alongside technology in the classroom, and promotes success in other academic subjects

John’s Printing Before HWT

John’s Printing After HWT

Handwriting Without Tears works and is a proven success in preparing children for the demands of school. We analyzed test scores from the Screener of Handwriting Proficiency for more than 14,000 students using Handwriting Without Tears over three years. These results demonstrate the success of the curriculum.


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The Screener of Handwriting Proficiency

The Screener of Handwriting Proficiency is a free and easy-to administer whole-class assessment tool that provides insightful data through formative and summative assessments on students’ handwriting skills and areas in need of remediation.

Educators can use the Screener to identify and measure specific skill areas where students need print or cursive instruction and intervention throughout the year.

The Screener can be used independently or as part of an RtI framework. Administer the Screener to your whole class in just 10–15 minutes. Then, score online and instantly receive individual and class reports with personalized learning strategies that are targeted to the students' areas of need to help you better focus handwriting instruction.

+Live Insights Helps You Deliver Success

This breakthrough dashboard for digital teaching is your portal for administrative features across the full suite of Learning Without Tears’ digital products.

+Live Insights is an enterprise-grade solution that provides a satellite view over district usage of our digital products, tools, and features. +Live Insights was built for the needs of school districts. Users have real-time access to usage information that allows administrators to make data-driven decisions. +Live Insights makes it simple to administer products, increase teacher effectiveness, and improve student learning.

Users can generate reports that reviews a district’s engagement with our learning products, including a district, school, or classroom’s overall curriculum progress, the number of active students, and the amount of time spent on each program.

  • Seamlessly set up classrooms
  • Integrate with other platforms
  • Generate reports from digital products
  • Manage classroom rosters
  • View all products and licenses
  • Access help and online support

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Aligned to ESSER and ESSA

Handwriting Without Tears is eligible for educational grants and funding. The program meets ESSA's Promising evidence criteria, with materials aligned to ESSER funding's allowable activities.

Professional Learning that Inspires, Empowers, and Helps You Thrive

Continue your learning journey with our expert facilitators. Learning Without Tears offers a variety of interactive professional learning opportunities that incorporate a hands-on, minds-on, approach to support Pre-K-5 success.