In an op-ed in the Times of Trenton on June 22, 2003, Dr. Robert Slavin describes the gains on New Jersey’s fourth grade assessment in Abbott schools from 1999-2002 as “nothing short of phenomenal.” Dr. Slavin developed Success for All, a program in use in 67 Abbott elementary schools. Because Abbott targets funding to programs designed to increase student achievement, Dr. Slavin concludes that New Jersey is now “leading the nation” in improving the education of disadvantaged children.
ELC EXPERTS SHOW ABBOTT SCHOOLS UNDERGOING WHOLE SCHOOL REFORM MAKING SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT GAINS
In May 2003 reports filed with the NJ Supreme Court, Dr. Robert Slavin, founder of Success for All, and Dr. Bari Erlichson, Rutgers University, analyze results from Abbott schools on fourth grade state assessment from 1999-2002, and conclude that these schools are making “significant” and “impressive” gains when compared to other schools.
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