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Success for All®
Beginning Reading

Success for All® was found to have positive effects on alphabetics, mixed effects for comprehension, and potentially positive effects on general reading achievement.

Success for All (SFA®) is a whole-school reform model (that is, a model that integrates curriculum, school culture, family, and community supports) for students in prekindergarten through grade 8. SFA® includes a literacy program, quarterly assessments of student learning, a social-emotional development program, computer-assisted tutoring tools, family support teams for students’ parents, a facilitator who works with school personnel, and extensive training for all intervention teachers. The literacy program emphasizes phonics for beginning readers and comprehension for all students. Teachers provide reading instruction to students grouped by reading ability for 90 minutes a day, 5 days a week. In addition, certified teachers or paraprofessionals provide daily tutoring to students who have difficulty reading at the same level as their classmates.

Findings

7
studies that met standards out of
44
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome
domain
Effectiveness Rating Grades Evidence Tier
Alphabetics Positive effects PK-4
Comprehension Positive effects K-4
Reading achievement Potentially positive effects PK-4

Last Updated: August 2009

Race

Asian
10%
Black
69%
White
31%
Other or unknown
2%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
44%
Not Hispanic or Latino
56%

Gender

Male: 50%
Female: 50%

Free & Reduced-Price Lunch

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72%

English Learners

English Learners icon
10%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Individual
School

Urbanicity

Rural
Urban

Locations

IN, AR, MD, CA, WA
Midwest, South, West
Note: This summary only includes data from studies that reported sample information. The Intervention Report may include evidence from other studies that met standards, but did not report sample information.


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