ERIC Number: ED407463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb-3
Reference Count: N/A
Literature Review on the Success for All Program. Assessment, Research, and Reporting Team Report No. 718.
Success for All is a schoolwide program developed by R. Slavin in the late 1980s. It has expanded from a single urban school in 1987-88 to approximately 300 schools in 23 states in 1995-96. The program serves all elementary school students. It relentlessly pursues success for every student, attempts to prevent learning problems, and intervenes immediately when problems do occur. In response to a query from the Superintendent of Schools of the San Diego City Schools (California), a literature review was conducted to provide information about the implementation and outcomes of Success for All. Slavin and his colleagues have conducted a series of studies to compare the reading performance of students at Success for All schools with that of students at nonprogram schools. Research findings reviewed in this report suggest that Success for All is effective in improving the reading performance of elementary school students, especially those in the lowest 25% of their grade levels. Because the reviewed studies provide relatively little information about the design and method of their data analyses, it would be premature to make definite statements about the adoption of Success for All in the San Diego schools. Cost effectiveness data should also be acquired if the district considers program implementation. (Contains one table, two figures, and four references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego City Schools, CA. Planning, Assessment, and Accountability Div.