ERIC Number: ED485351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
The National Randomized Field Trial of Success for All: Second-Year Outcomes
Borman, Geoffrey D.; Slavin, Robert E.; Alan Cheung; Chamberlain, Anne; Madden, Nancy; Chambers, Bette
Success for All Foundation
This paper reports the second-year outcomes of the national randomized evaluation of Success for All, a comprehensive reading reform model. Analyses focus on literacy outcomes for a two-year longitudinal student sample and a combined longitudinal and in-mover student sample, both of which were nested within 38 schools. Using a cluster randomization design, schools were randomly assigned to implement Success for All or control methods. Hierarchical linear model analyses for the longitudinal sample revealed statistically significant school-level effects of assignment to Success for All on three of the four literacy outcomes measured. These impacts were as large as one quarter of a standard deviation--or a learning advantage relative to controls exceeding half of a school year--on the Word Attack outcome. Impact estimates for the combined longitudinal and in-mover sample were somewhat smaller in magnitude and more variable. The results correspond with the Success for All program theory, which targets school-level achievement effects through a multi-year sequencing of intensive literacy instruction.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Success for All Foundation, Baltimore, MD.