ERIC Number: ED438363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Success for All/Roots & Wings. Summary of Research on Achievement Outcomes.
Slavin, Robert E.; Madden, Nancy A.
This report examines the current state of research on the achievement outcomes of Success For All, a program built around the idea that every child can and must succeed in the early grades, no matter what this takes. Success For All uses everything known about effective instruction for students at risk to direct all aspects of schooling and classroom organization toward helping prevent academic deficits from appearing at all; seeks and intensively intervenes with any deficits that appear; and provides a rich curriculum so students can build on their firm foundation in basic skills. Success for All is committed to seeing that all children become skilled, strategic, and enthusiastic readers while progressing through elementary school. This review describes research on Roots & Wings, a program that adds to Success For All in mathematics, science, and social studies. Evaluations of many Success For All schools in districts nationwide clearly show that the program increases student reading performance. In every district, Success For All students learned significantly more than matched control students. Significant effects were not seen on every measure at every grade level, but the consistent direction and magnitude of the effects show unequivocal benefits for Success For All students. (Contains 73 references.) (Author/SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Students, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), High Risk Students, Mathematics Skills, Program Evaluation, Reading Ability, Science Process Skills, Social Studies, Special Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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.