Success for All
- School-wide reform model integrating curriculum, school culture, family, and community supports
- Teachers provide literacy instruction for 90 minutes every school day, with additional tutoring for struggling students
- Consists of specific teaching processes, curriculum, and support services for families and staff
- Includes a school-wide solutions team that helps improve classroom management problems, engages with parents, and provides family support
Strength of evidence
Evidence level: Strong (second-highest tier)
Strong (second-highest tier)
Ranked as having the highest level of evidence by the National Institute of Justice; the second-highest level of evidence by U.S. Department of Education What Works Clearinghouse, and the second-highest level of evidence inSocial Programs That Work
Elementary school-aged children
$104 per child per year
Outcomes and impact
- Improved outcomes in alphabetics and reading fluency
- Alphabetics outcomes improved by an average of 9 percentile points
- Reading fluency outcomes improved by an average of 12 percentile points
Keys to successful implementation
- Ensure that there is a full-time building facilitator and an adequate number of tutors to work with struggling readers.
- Ensure that there is adequate professional development and on-site coaching to ensure high-quality implementation.
- Make extensive use of cooperative learning throughout the school day.
- Allow the whole school teacher staff to vote on whether to adopt SFA. Require a vote of 80 percent or more.