Key Evaluations

Early Learning: Curiosity Corner

Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research Consortium (2008). Effects of Preschool Curriculum Programs on School Readiness (NCER 2008-2009). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
Chambers, B. (2009). Curiosity Corner: Getting All Children Ready for School. Early Childhood Services. 3(3), 227-243.
A linked report published by CfBT, Effective Early Childhood Education Programs: Case Studies, provides more information on those programs that were found to have strong evidence of effectiveness. Effective Early Childhood Education Programs: Case Studies can be found on the CfBT website,

Elementary: Success for All

Peurach, D. (2011). Seeing complexity in public education: Problems, possibilities, and Success for All. New York: Oxford.
Slavin, R. E., & Madden, N. A. (2010). Success for All: Prevention and early intervention in school-wide reform. In J. Meece & J. Eccles (Eds.), Handbook of research on schools, schooling, and human development. New York: Routledge.SFA Prevntn and Ely Intvn in Schoolwide Reform.pdf
Slavin, R.E., Madden, N.A., Chambers, B., & Haxby, B. (2009). Two million children: Success for All. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
Borman, G., Slavin, R.E., Cheung, A., Chamberlain, A., Madden, N.A., & Chambers, B. (2007). Final reading outcomes of the national randomized field trial of Success for All. American Educational Research Journal, 44(3) 701-703Winner of the 2008 Palmer O. Johnson Award, AERA Borman final results.pdf
Slavin, R.E., & Madden, N.A. (2007). Scaling up Success for All: The first sixteen years. In B. Schneider and S. McDonald (Eds.), Scale-up in education (pp. 201-228). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Scaling up SFA First 16 Years.pdf
Slavin, R.E., Madden, N.A., & Datnow, A. (2007). Research in, research out: The role of research in the development and scale-up of Success for All. In S. Fuhrman, D. Cohen, & F. Mosher (Eds.), The state of education policy research (pp. 261-280). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. Research In Research Out 06 10 05.pdf
Success for All Foundation. (2007). Independent Reviews of Success for All. IndependReviews.pdf
Slavin, R.E. (2006). Success for All and academically talented students. Baltimore, MD: Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University. SFA_Acad_Talented_2006.pdf
Slavin, R.E. (2006). Translating research into widespread practice: The case of Success for All. In M. Constas & R. Sternberg (Eds.), Translating theory and research into educational practice (pp. 113-126). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.Translating Research into Widespread Practice.pdf
Borman, G., Slavin, R. E., Cheung, A., Chamberlain, A., Madden, N. A., & Chambers, B. (2005). The national randomized field trial of Success for All: Second-year outcomes. American Educational Research Journal 42 (4), 673-696. Borman 2nd yr results.pdf
Borman, G., Slavin, R.E., Cheung, A., Chamberlain, A., Madden, N.A., & Chambers, B. (2005). Success for All: First year results from the national randomized field trial. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 27 (1), 1-22.
Slavin, R.E. (2004). Built to last: Long-term maintenance of Success for All. Remedial and Special Education, 25 (1), 61-67.
Slavin, R.E., & Madden, N.A. (2004). Scaling up Success for All: Lessons for policy and practice. In T.K. Glennan, Jr., S. J. Bodilly, J.R. Galegher, & K.A. Kerr (Eds.), Expanding the reach of education reforms: Perspectives from leaders in the scale-up of educational interventions. Arlington, VA: RAND. Scaling Up SFA Lessons for Pol 2002.pdf
Borman, G., & Hewes, G. (2002). The long-term effects and cost effectiveness of Success for All. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 24 (4), 243-266. LTEffectsandCostEffofSFA-2003.pdf
Hurley, E., Chamberlain, A., Slavin, R.E., & Madden, N.A. (2001). Effects of Success for All on TAAS Reading: A Texas statewide evaluation. Phi Delta Kappan, 82 (10), 750-756.
Slavin, R.E., & Madden, N.A. (2000). Roots & Wings: Effects of whole school reform on student achievement. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 5 (1 & 2), 109-136.
Madden, N.A., Slavin, R.E., & Simons, K. (1999). Effects of MathWings on student mathematics performance. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk. Effects of MathWings.pdf
Slavin, R.E., & Madden, N.A. (1999). Roots & Wings: A comprehensive approach to elementary school reform. In J. Block, S. Everson, & T. Guskey (Eds.), Comprehensive school reform: A program perspective. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt. R&W A Comp_ Approach.htm
Cooper, R., Slavin, R. E., & Madden, N. A. (1998). Success for All: Improving the quality of implementation of whole-school change through the use of a national reform network. In S. Stringfield and A. Datnow (Eds.). Education and Urban Society, 30(3), 385-408.
Slavin, R. E., Madden, N. A., Dolan, L. J., & Wasik, B. A. (1994). Roots & Wings: Inspiring academic excellence. Educational Leadership, 52 (3), 10-13.
Madden, N. A., Slavin, R. E., Karweit, N. L., Dolan, L., & Wasik, B. (1993). Success for All: Longitudinal effects of a schoolwide elementary restructuring program. American Educational Reseach Journal, 30, 123-148.
Slavin, R. E., Madden, N. A., Shaw, A. H., Mainzer, K. L., & Donnelly, M. C. (1993). Success for All: Three case studies of comprehensive restructuring of urban elementary schools. In J. Murphy and P Hallinger (Eds.), Restructuring schooling: Learning from ongoing efforts. Newbury Park, CA: Corwin.
Slavin, R. E., Madden, N. A., Karweit, N. L., Livermon, B. J., & Dolan, L. (1990). Success for All: First year outcomes of a comprehensive plan for reforming urban education. American Educational Research Journal, 27, 255-278.
Stevens, R. J., Madden, N. A., Slavin, R. E., & Farnish, A. M. (1987). Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition: Two field experiments. Reading Research Quarterly, 22, 433-454.