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The national randomized field trial of Success for All: Second-year outcomes

Borman, G.D., Slavin, R.E., Cheung, A.C.K., Chamberlain, A.M., Madden, N.A. and Chambers, B. (2005) The national randomized field trial of Success for All: Second-year outcomes. American Educational Research Journal, 42 (4). pp. 673-696. ISSN 0002-8312

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This article reports literacy outcomes for a 2-year longitudinal student sample and a combined longitudinal and "in-mover" (i.e., those students who moved into the study schools between the initial pretest and the second-year posttest) sample, both of which were nested within 38 schools. Through the use of a cluster randomization design, schools were randomly assigned to implement Success for All or control methods. Hierarchical linear model analyses involving the longitudinal sample revealed statistically significant school-level effects of assignment to Success for All on three of the four literacy outcomes measured. Effects were as large as one quarter of a standard deviation—a learning advantage relative to controls exceeding half of a school year. Impacts for the combined longitudinal and in-mover sample were smaller in magnitude and more variable. The results correspond with the Success for All program theory, which targets school-level reform through multiyear sequencing of intensive literacy instruction

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Institute for Effective Education (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2009 10:54
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2009 10:54
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3102/00028312042004673
Status: Published
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Identification Number: 10.3102/00028312042004673
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/5579

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