ERIC Number: ED329631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Success for All. CREMS Report.
Center for Research on Elementary and Middle Schools, Baltimore, MD.
"Success for All" is a compensatory education program that significantly increased the reading performance of disadvantaged primary grade students in a Baltimore (Maryland) elementary school while also reducing retentions and special education placements. The program concentrates resources in kindergarten through grade three and uses research-based instructional programs to insure that all students will be performing at grade level by the end of the third grade. A first-year evaluation compared participants with a control group at a similar school. The following key findings are reported: (1) participants outscored controls on a variety of measures of reading readiness and reading comprehension; (2) only one participant was retained at the end of the year; and (3) only two participants were referred to special education for learning problems. The following program elements are described: (1) preschool and kindergarten; (2) family support teams; (3) regrouping for reading instruction; (4) reading tutors; (5) individual academic plans; (6) program facilitators; (7) teacher training; and (8) advisory committees. The program appears to indicate that school restructuring can succeed in producing a school where all students will be on grade level. Plans for program expansion and future evaluation issues are discussed. A 10-item bibliography is appended. (FMW)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Grade Repetition, High Risk Students, Primary Education, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, School Restructuring, Urban Schools
CREMS Report, John H. Hollifield, Editor, Center for Research on Elementary and Middle Schools, The Johns Hopkins University 3505 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research on Elementary and Middle Schools, Baltimore, MD.
Identifiers: Baltimore City Public Schools MD; Maryland (Baltimore); Success for All Program MD