ERIC Number: ED320653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Success for All: First-Year Effects of a Comprehensive Plan for Reforming Urban Education. Report No. 30.
Madden, Nancy A.; And Others
This report describes the Success for All program, and reports results of a full-year evaluation of the program in an urban elementary school. Success for All, which concentrates resources in grades pre-K to 3, uses research-based instructional programs to bring participants to the third grade with adequate reading, mathematics, and language skills. Elements of the program include reading tutors, regrouping for reading instruction according to performance levels, reading assessments every 8 weeks, preschool and kindergarten programs, parenting education and parent participation efforts, a program facilitator, in-service teacher education, an advisory committee, and no assignment of pupils to special education resource services for reading problems. Evaluation data indicate that program participants outperformed control school children on multiple individually administered measures and on California Achievement Test measures in grades 2 and 3. Participants scored at about the 50th percentile on individually administered measures, compared to a control school average of about the 28th percentile. It is concluded that continued success of the 5-year program in full-year evaluations will demonstrate that high rates of learning problems can be prevented by the schools. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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.