ERIC Number: ED329630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Success for All.
Madden, Nancy A.; And Others
"Success for All" is a compensatory education program based on prevention and early intervention that has proven successful in significantly increasing the reading performance of disadvantaged and at-risk primary grade students, as well as reducing retentions and special education placements. The program directs all aspects of school and classroom organization toward preventing academic deficits from appearing, recognizes and intensively intervenes when any deficits do appear, and provides a rich and full curriculum. The following program elements are described: (1) reading tutors; (2) regrouping for reading instruction; (3) 8-week student progress assessments; (4) preschool and kindergarten; (5) family support teams; (6) program facilitators; (7) teachers and teacher training; (8) special education; and (9) advisory committees. The program has been implemented and evaluated in six urban schools and one rural school. Participants far outperformed matched control students on individually administered reading tests. Evaluation findings also emphasize the importance of beginning the program no later than the first grade and the role of financial resources. Statistical data are presented in two tables. A list of 18 references is appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Abell Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research on Effective Schooling for Disadvantaged Students, Baltimore, MD.