Luke Forshaw

Date of Award

Spring 2003

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


This research project investigated the effectiveness of the “Success For All” reading program in Hartford public schools. SFA is a “whole school” reading intervention program that purports to prevent literacy problems in disadvantaged public school students (Slavin & Madden, 2001). SFA has been implemented in the Hartford public school system in order to raise student achievement. This research involves a mixture of secondary analysis of archived school level data and interviews with participants involved in SFA implementation, and assessment. CMT scores were examined over years before and after SFA implementation. Significant gains around the time of SFA implementation were found, however because of the significant amount of confounds surrounding implementation, it is difficult to argue for the effects of SFA.


Senior Thesis completed for the degree of Bachelor of Arts, Trinity College.

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