ERIC Number: ED432804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Roots & Wings: Effects of Whole-School Reform on Student Achievement. Report No. 36.
Slavin, Robert E.; Madden, Nancy A.
This report describes the Roots & Wings (R&W) program. It presents the research on R&W carried out to date and discusses R&W's impact on research, development, and evaluation for school reform in general. The program is an extension of the Success for All whole-school reform model. R&W took the existing reading, writing, language arts, preschool, tutoring, family support, and assessment components of Success for All, upgraded them, and developed a training infrastructure. The booklet outlines the R&W program and offers details on its various components: early learning programs, reading programs, reading tutors, writing and language arts, mathematics, social studies and science, family support and integrated services, after-school programming, site-based management, facilitators, and special education. Program evaluations of R&W are offered for the pilot program in St. Mary's County, Maryland, and for the first school to implement the program outside of Maryland, in San Antonio, Texas. The report concludes that R&W offers schools a comprehensive means of implementing research-based reforms in all academic subjects and all grade levels and shows what can be achieved in high-poverty schools willing to undergo and sustain whole-school reforms. (Contains 20 figures that chart program successes.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk, Baltimore, MD.