ERIC Number: ED394327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Workstation Uses: Effects of Success for All on the Reading Achievement of First Graders in California Bilingual Programs.
Dianda, Marcella R.; Flaherty, John F.
A study assessed the effectiveness of the Success for All Program for grade-one English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) learners in bilingual or ESL programs in three California elementary schools. The reading instruction program provides both native (in this case, Spanish) language support as well as English language instruction and materials. The three schools in question were matched with comparison schools in their districts, that were similar in level of student disadvantage and other factors. The 2-year evaluation measured student (n=313) progress from kindergarten entry (receptive vocabulary) to the end of first grade (phonetic synthesis skills, recognition of common sight words, and text comprehension). Analysis of the results indicates that the 2 years of instruction in the Success for All program were effective for both students taught in Spanish-English bilingual programs and in ESL programs. While the instruction raised the average student performance, it also raised the performance of the lowest-performing students, with some of the largest treatment effects occurring in this group. A suggested area for further research is the monitoring of achievement over time. (MSE)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Computer Oriented Programs, Equipment Utilization, Facility Utilization Research, Grade 1, Instructional Effectiveness, Kindergarten, Language Skills, Primary Education, Program Effectiveness, Reading Instruction, Skill Development, State Surveys, Workstations
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Lab., Los Alamitos, CA.
Identifiers: Success for All Program; California
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Meets Evidence Standards with Reservations