The Challenge of Sustaining Impacts in the i3 Scale-up Demonstration: The Experience of Success for All
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The i3 evaluation of SFA employs an experimental design, in which 37 schools in five school districts that participated in the scale-up effort were assigned at random to a program group or to a control group. The 19 program schools received SFA in all grades. The 18 control group schools did not get the intervention and, instead, either continued with the same reading program that they had used previously or, in the case of some schools, adopted a new one. The evaluation examines the impacts of SFA over the first three years of the i3 scale-up on measures of phonics skills, fluency, and reading comprehension, and explores reasons for the pattern of impact findings as well as the scale-up process and its results.