Success for All
Local governments can invest in this strategy using State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
- This strategy can help address educational disparities. The U.S. Department of Treasury has indicated that strategies that help achieve this outcome are eligible for the use of Fiscal Recovery Funds.
- Investments in this strategy are SLFRF-eligible as long as they are made in qualified census tracts or are designed to assist populations or communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
- 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
Evidence and impacts
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
- 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
Best practices in 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.
Success for All program website Success for All: Overview of evaluation literature Challenges in the Implementation of Success for All in Four High-Need Urban Schools US Department of Education evaluation of Success for All National Institute of Justice evaluation of Success for All Social Programs that Work evaluation of Success for All