Success for All Foundation 

The Success for All Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development, evaluation, and dissemination of research-proven reform models for preschool, elementary, middle and high schools, especially those serving many children considered at risk. It began in 1987 at Johns Hopkins University and still retains strong links to the School of Education.

Robert Slavin, director of CRRE, and Nancy Madden, a professor at the School of Education, are co-founders of the organization, which serves about 1,000 schools in 46 states. SFAF offers preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school programs to help students achieve grade-level performance across the curriculum and reach their full potential. In 2010, the Success for All flagship model for elementary schools was awarded a federal Investing in Innovation (i3) grant to scale up to hundreds of additional schools.

The goal of the Success for All Foundation is to transform schools by creating and disseminating programs that are both based on research and rigorously evaluated. In addition to its direct services to schools, SFAF promotes broader policies favoring school reform through adoption and effective implementation of proven programs.

To learn more about SFAF, contact or 1-800-548-4998, ext. 2372.


CRRE and SFAF work together to create, evaluate, and disseminate one-to-one and one-to-small-group tutoring programs for struggling elementary readers.

ProvenTutoring is an initiative supported by the CRRE that provides in-depth resources to educators about tutoring programs proven in rigorous research to substantially increase the achievement of students performing below grade level. 

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Vision Services and Research

CRRE works with researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Wilmer Eye Institute and with Baltimore City’s Health Department and Public Schools, as well as nonprofit vision services provider Vision to Learn and eyeglass retailer Warby Parker, to provide vision testing and needed eyeglasses to all elementary and middle-school students in Baltimore, and to study the impacts of these services.

Consortium for School-Based Health Solutions

The Johns Hopkins Consortium for School-Based Health Solutions is dedicated to scholarship, education, and collaborative outreach in school-based delivery of care. By harnessing the intellectual capital and resources across the university and partnering with local, state, and national collaborators, it has the unprecedented opportunity to forge alliances between healthcare providers and educators that will benefit disadvantaged students in Baltimore and across the United States.

The consortium works in the areas of research, policy, advocacy, consultation, education, and outreach, and also serves as a resource center. It is made up of faculty from across Johns Hopkins, including the Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, the Rales Center for the Integration of Health and Education, and CRRE.

Cooperative Learning

Cooperative learning methods engage students in four- or five-member, mixed-ability teams, in which students work with each other to ensure that all team members are succeeding in the content being taught. Specific cooperative learning methods exist in reading, writing, and math, and in preschool and social-emotional learning. Cooperative learning training is provided by the Success for All Foundation, and research on these programs is done by staff members at CRRE and SFAF, as well as third-party evaluators.