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Nancy Madden, PhD

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Nancy Madden, PhD is a professor at the Center for Research and Reform in Education at the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. She is also CEO of the Success for All Foundation which develops, researches, and disseminates educational programs to increase achievement, particularly for disadvantaged students.

Dr. Madden graduated from Reed College in 1973, and received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from American University in 1980. Since 1980, she has worked at the Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) and earlier centers at Johns Hopkins University, where she has directed the development of the reading, writing, tutoring, language arts, and mathematics elements of Success for All, a comprehensive school reform program.

An expert in literacy and instruction, Dr. Madden is the author or co-author of many articles and books on cooperative learning, tutoring, prevention of need for special education, and education of disadvantaged students, including Effective Programs for Students at Risk (Allyn & Bacon, 1989) and Two Million Children: Success for All (Corwin, 2009).  Current research interests include computer-assisted tutoring strategies, effects of vision services on achievement, and comprehensive school reform.

Education
  • Ph.D. American University, Washington, D.C., August, 1980
  • M.A. American University, Washington, D.C., August, 1978
  • B.A. Reed College, Portland, Oregon, May 1973
Awards and Scholarships
  • National Merit Scholarship, 1969-1973.
  • Commendation for Excellence in Scholarship, Reed College, 1973.
  • NIMH Training Grant, American University, 1975.
  • Predoctoral Fellowship in Psychology, John F. Kennedy Institute for Handicapped Children, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1976.
  • Training Grant in Psychology, University Affiliated Program for Child Development, Georgetown University, 1977.
Experience
  • 2007–Present Professor, Institute for Effective Education, University of York, York, England
  • 2005–Present Professor, Johns Hopkins University, School of Education
  • 1997–Present President & CEO, Success for All Foundation
  • 1994–1998 Principal Research Scientist, Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Co-Director, Success for All/Roots and Wings
  • 1985–1994 Research Scientist, Center for Research on Effective Schooling for Disadvantaged Students, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • 1979–1985 Associate Research Scientist, Center for Social Organization of Schools, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • 1980–1983 Clinical Psychologist, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • 1979–1980 Instructor in Psychiatry, Division of Child Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • 1978–1979 Psychology Intern, Division of Child Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • 1973–1975 Head Teacher/Therapist, Children’s Guild, Baltimore, MD
  • 1971–1972 Student teacher (Social Studies), Aloha High School, Aloha, OR
  • 1971 Co-Director, research project on team learning in laboratory science, Reed College, Portland, OR
Books (1995–Present)
  • Slavin, R.E., & Madden, N.A. (2009). Two million children: Success for All. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
  • Slavin, R.E., & Madden, N.A. (Eds.) (2001). Success for All: Research and reform in elementary education. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Slavin, R.E, & Madden, N.A. (2001). One million children: Success for All. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
  • Slavin, R.E., Madden, N.A., Dolan, L.J., & Wasik, B.A. Every child, every school: Success for All. Newbury Park, CA: Corwin, 1996.
Articles and Chapters (2005–Present)
  • Slavin, R.E., & Madden, N.A. (2011). Measures inherent to treatment in program effectiveness reviews. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness 4 (4), 370-380.
  • Chambers, B., Slavin, R. E., Madden, N. A., Abrami, P. C., Karanzalis, M., & Gifford, R. (2011). Small-group computer-assisted tutoring to improve reading outcomes for struggling first and second graders. Elementary School Journal, 111 (4).
  • Chambers, B., Abrami, P. C., Slavin, R. E., Madden, N. A. (2011). A three-tier model of reading instruction supported by technology. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 9 (3), 286-297.
  • Slavin, R. E. & Madden, N. A. (2010). Success for All: Prevention and early intervention in school-wide reform. In J. L. Meece & J. S. Eccles (Eds.), Handbook of research on schools, schooling, and human development. New York: Routledge.
  • Slavin, R. E., Holmes, G., Madden, N. A., Chamberlain, A., & Cheung, A. (2010). Effects of a data-driven district-level reform model. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Chambers, B., Abrami, P. C., Slavin, R. E., Madden, N. A. (in press). A technology-supported three-tier model of reading instruction. International Journal of Innovation and Learning.
  • Slavin, R.E., Madden, N.A., Calderon, M., Chamberlain, A., & Hennessey, M. (2010). Reading and language outcomes of a five-year randomized evaluation of transitional bilingual education. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Madden, N.A., Slavin, R.E., & Logan, M. (2010). Effects of cooperative writing with embedded multimedia: A randomized experiment. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Tracey, L., Madden, N.A., & Slavin, R.E. (2010). Effects of co-operative learning on the mathematics achievement of Years 4 and 5 pupils in Britain: A randomized control trial. Effective Education. 2(1) 85-97.
  • Slavin, R.E., Chamberlain, A., Daniels, C., & Madden, N.A. (2009). The Reading Edge: A randomized evaluation of a middle school cooperative reading program. Effective Education, 1 (1), 13-26.
  • Slavin, R. E., Lake, C., Davis, S., & Madden, N. (2009). Effective programs for struggling readers: A best-evidence synthesis. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Chambers, B., Tracey, L., Slavin, R. E., Madden, N. A., & Cheung, A. (2009). Success for All in the UK: First-year results from a national evaluation. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Chambers, B., Slavin, R. E., Madden, N. A., Abrami, P. C., Karanzalis, M., & Gifford, R. (June, 2009). Small-group computer-assisted tutoring to improve reading outcomes for struggling first and second graders. Elementary School Journal.
  • Slavin, R. E., Madden, N. A. & Chambers, B. (2008). Success for all, embedded multimedia, and the teaching-learning orchestra. In S. Neuman. (Ed.). Pathways to Literacy Achievement for High Poverty Children: Ready to Learn. (pp. 243-259). Baltimore: Paul Brookes.
  • Chambers, B., Cheung, A., Madden, N. A., Slavin, R.E., & Gifford, R. (2008). Embedded multimedia: Using video to enhance reading outcomes in Success for All. In A. Bus (Ed.). Multimedia and Literacy Development: Improving Achievement for Young Learners. (pp. 213-223). London: Taylor & Francis.
  • Chambers, B., Slavin, R. E., Madden, N. A., Abrami, P. C., Tucker, B., J., Cheung, A., & Gifford, R. (2008). Computer-Assisted Tutoring in Success for All: Two Studies of Reading Outcomes for First Graders. In A. Bus (Ed.). Multimedia and Literacy Development: Improving Achievement for Young Learners. (pp. 224-237). London: Taylor & Francis.
  • Chambers, B., Slavin, R.E., Madden, N.A., Abrami, P.C., Tucker, B.,J., Cheung, A., & Gifford, R. (2008). Technology infusion in Success for All: Reading outcomes for first graders. Elementary School Journal, 109 (1), 1-15.
  • Chambers, B., Abrami, P., Tucker, B., Slavin, R., Madden, N., Cheung, A., & Gifford, R. (2008). Computer assisted tutoring in Success for All: Reading outcomes for first grade. Journal of Research on Effective Education, 1 (2), 120-137.
  • Chambers, B., Cheung, A., Madden, N. Slavin, R., & Gifford, R. (2007). Embedded Multimedia: Using video to enhance reading outcomes in Success for All. In B. Taylor & J. Ysseldyke (Eds.), Effective Instruction for Struggling Readers, K-6. New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Borman, G., Slavin, R.E., Cheung, A., Chamberlain, A., Madden, N.A., & Chambers, B. (2007). Final reading outcomes of the national randomized field trial of Success for All. American Educational Research Journal, 44(3) 701-703. Winner of the 2008 Palmer O. Johnson Award, AERA.
  • Slavin, R.E., Madden, N.A., & Datnow, A. (2007). Research in, research out: The role of research in the development and scale-up of Success for All. In S. Fuhrman, D. Cohen, & F. Mosher (Eds.), The state of education policy research (pp. 261-280). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Slavin, R. E., Madden, N. A. & Chambers, B. (2008). Success for all, embedded multimedia, and the teaching-learning orchestra. In S. Neuman. Pathways to Literacy Achievement for High Poverty Children: Ready to Learn. (pp.243-259). Baltimore: Paul Brookes.
  • Slavin, R.E., & Madden, N.A. (2007). Scaling up Success for All: The first sixteen years. In B. Schneider and S. McDonald (Eds.), Scale-up in education (pp. 201-228). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Chamberlain, A., Daniels, C., Madden, N.A., & Slavin, R.E. (2007). A randomized evaluation of the Success for All Middle School reading program. Middle Grades Research Journal, 2 (1), 1-22.
  • Slavin, R.E., & Madden, N.A. (2006). Reducing the gap: Success for All and the achievement of African American students. The Journal of Negro Education, 73 (3), 389-400.
  • Slavin, R.E., & Madden, N.A. (2006). Success for All: Research and reform in reading. In A. Harris & J. H. Crispeels (Eds.), Improving schools and educational systems (pp. 41- 55). Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Chambers, B., Cheung, A., Madden, N., Slavin, R. E., & Gifford, R. (2006). Achievement effects of embedded multimedia in a Success for All reading program. Journal of Educational Psychology, 98 (1), 232-237.
  • Chambers, B., Slavin, R.E., Madden, N.A., Abrami, P.C., Tucker, B.,J., Cheung, A., & Gifford, R. (2005). Technology infusion in Success for All: Reading outcomes for first graders. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Chambers, B., Slavin, R.E., Madden, N.A., Cheung, A., & Gifford, R. (2005). Effects of Success for All with embedded video on the beginning reading achievement of Hispanic children. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Chambers, B., Abrami, P.C., Tucker, B.J., Slavin, R.E., Madden, N.A., Cheung, A., & Gifford, R. (2005). Computer assisted tutoring in Success for All: Reading outcomes for first graders. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Borman, G., Slavin, R. E., Cheung, A., Chamberlain, A., Madden, N. A., & Chambers, B. (2005). The national randomized field trial of Success for All: Second-year outcomes. American Educational Research Journal 42 (4), 673-696.
  • Slavin, R.E., Daniels, C., & Madden, N.A. (2005). The Success for All Middle School: Adding content to middle grades reform. Middle School Journal, 36 (5), 4-8.