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This paper reviews research on effective pull-out programs for elementary students who are at risk for school failure. The emphasis is on programs that can be readily replicated by schools other than those that developed them. The focus is on...
Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk Vol. 18, No. 3 (2013) pp. 169–176
This article presents recent developments in Success for All, a whole-school reform approach for high-poverty schools. These include incorporation of Common Core standards, technology-enhanced methods for teaching and tutoring, and extensive use of...
"Success for All" (SFA) is one of the best known and thoroughly evaluated school reform models. Further evaluation of the initiative is especially important for two reasons. First, the program model has continued to evolve over time, with...
Educational Research Review Vol. 6, No. 1 (2011) pp. 1–26
This article reviews research on the achievement outcomes of alternative approaches for struggling readers ages 5–10 (US grades K-5): One-to-one tutoring, small-group tutorials, classroom instructional process approaches, and computer-assisted...
Journal of Educational Psychology Vol. 98, No. 1 (February 2006) pp. 232–237
Embedded multimedia refers to teaching methods that embed video content within teachers' lessons. The research of Mayer and others has suggested that multimedia instruction can enhance learning by using the capacity of both visual and verbal memory...
Bette Chambers; Philip Abrami; Bradley Tucker; Robert E. Slavin; Nancy A. Madden; Alan Cheung; Richard Gifford
Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness Vol. 1, No. 2 (2008) pp. 120–137
This article presents a randomized experiment evaluating a computer-assisted tutoring program. The software program, Alphie's Alley, provides reading tutors with assessment and planning tools and performance support. It provides students with...
Small-Group, Computer-Assisted Tutoring to Improve Reading Outcomes for Struggling First and Second Graders
Elementary School Journal Vol. 111, No. 4 (June 2011) pp. 625–640
This study evaluated the relative effects of Tier II computer-assisted tutoring in small groups (Team Alphie) and one-to-one tutoring provided to struggling readers in 33 high-poverty Success for All (SFA) schools. In this year-long study,...
Bette Chambers; Robert E. Slavin; Nancy A. Madden; Philip C. Abrami; Bradley J. Tucker; Alan Cheung; Richard Gifford
Elementary School Journal Vol. 109, No. 1 (September 2008) pp. 1–15
This article evaluates 2 technology applications for teaching beginning reading. One, embedded multimedia, involves brief phonics and vocabulary videos threaded through teachers' lessons. The other, computer-assisted tutoring, helps tutors with...