ERIC Number: ED362617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Lee Conmigo: "Success for All" in Schools Serving Language Minority Students. Occasional Paper.
Dianda, Marcella R.; And Others
Success for All is a comprehensive schoolwide restructuring program that has improved reading achievement, increased attendance, reduced special education referrals and placements, and virtually eliminated within-grade retentions in high-poverty elementary schools serving African American children. It is noted that as Success for All has expanded since its first implementation in 1986-87 in inner-city Baltimore (Maryland), districts and schools that serve language minority students are adopting the program. This report explains how Success for All is grounded in approaches that are particularly effective in promoting language minority students' academic success, including use of cooperative learning, the integration of language and communication, and a focus on metacognitive learning strategies. It also discusses adaptations in program delivery and curriculum development, especially the development of a Spanish reading curriculum, Lee Conmigo ("Read With Me"), to meet language minority students' language needs. The report's final section discusses a longitudinal evaluation to track language minority students' progress in Success for All. (Contains 35 references.) (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education Programs, Cooperative Learning, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Hispanic Americans, Learning Strategies, Limited English Speaking, Metacognition, Minority Group Children, Program Content, School Restructuring, Second Language Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Lab., Los Alamitos, CA.
Identifiers: Language Minorities; Success for All Program