SUCCESS FOR ALL (SFA)
Success for All is a
comprehensive school reform model that includes a reading, writing and
oral language development program for students in pre-kindergarten
through grade 8. Its underlying premise is that all children can and
should be reading at grade-level by the end of third grade and then
remain at grade-level thereafter.
Classroom reading instruction is
delivered to students by reading ability in daily 90-minute blocks.
Immediate intervention with tutors who are certified teachers is given
daily to those students who are having difficulty reading at the same
level as their classmates. A full-time SFA® facilitator employed by the
school supports classroom instruction by training teachers, overseeing
student assessments, and assisting with decisions about group placement
and tutoring. Family Support Teams work on parent involvement,
absenteeism and student behavior.
Success for All is an
evidence-based practice rated by the U. S. Department of Education’s
What Works Clearinghouse (WWC). The WWC considers the extent of evidence
for SFA® to be medium-to-large for alphabetics, comprehension and
general reading achievement.