ERIC Number: ED447435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Success for All.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This paper provides an overview of Success For All (SFA), a reading program for children in prekindergarten through sixth grade. The program emphasizes prevention and early intervention, rather than remediation, to help children realize their potential from the start. Program components include: one-on-one tutoring, assessments conducted every 8 weeks, initial and ongoing teacher training, half-day preschool and whole-day kindergarten, beginning reading instruction for 90 minutes each day, reading groups that are regrouped regularly according to reading level, cooperative learning, family support services, full-time facilitator who coordinates the program and provides training to administration and staff, and an advisory committee that reviews the program's progress. Extensive research has consistently shown that SFA has the most significant effect on students who are the most at risk (lowest 25%). As of Spring 1999, Success For All was in use in approximately 1,130 schools (urban, rural and suburban) in 360 districts in 44 states. It is also being used by schools in other countries. Sections of the paper discuss background, philosophy and goals, program components, evidence of effectiveness, professional development and support, implementation, costs, considerations, contact information, and policy issues and questions. (Contains 13 references.) (SR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Education, High Risk Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Preschool Education, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Research
Education Commission of the States, 707 17th St., #2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427. Tel: 303-299-3600; Web site: http://www.ecs.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.