Professor Robert Slavin

 

Professor Robert E Slavin

Contact details

Telephone: (01904) 328155
Fax: (01904) 328156
Email: robert.slavin@york.ac.uk

Biography

Leading educational psychologist Robert Slavin is a Professor in the IEE, and also Director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is also the driving force behind the US-based Success for All Foundation, a restructuring programme which helps schools to identify and implement strategies designed to meet the needs of all learners.

Robert Slavin received his BA in Psychology from Reed College in 1972, and his PhD in Social Relations in 1975 from Johns Hopkins University. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 articles and 20 books, including Educational Psychology: Theory into Practice (Allyn & Bacon, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006), Cooperative Learning: Theory, Research, and Practice (Allyn & Bacon, 1990, 1995), Show Me the Evidence: Proven and Promising Programs for America’s Schools (Corwin, 1998), Effective Programs for Latino Students (Erlbaum, 2000), and One Million Children: Success for All (Corwin, 2001).

Dr Slavin received the American Educational Research Association’s Raymond B Cattell Early Career Award for Programmatic Research in 1986, the Palmer O Johnson award for the best article in an AERA journal in 1988, the Charles A Dana award in 1994, the James Bryant Conant Award from the Education Commission of the States in 1998, the Outstanding Leadership in Education Award from the Horace Mann League in 1999, and the Distinguished Services Award from the Council of Chief State School Officers in 2000.

Selected publications

2013

Slavin R (2013) New Directions in Education Research: The Federal Role. In The Aspen Institute, Leveraging Learning: The Evolving Role of Federal Policy in Education Research. Washington DC: The Aspen Institute.

Tracey L, Chambers B, Slavin R, Hanley P, and Cheung A (2013), Success for All in England: Results from the Third Year of a National Evaluation. Technical Report. York: Institute for Effective Education, University of York.

Cheung A, and Slavin RE (2013), Effects of Educational Technology Applications on Reading Outcomes for Struggling Readers: A Best-evidence Synthesis. Reading Research Quarterly, 48 (3), 277-299.

Slavin R (2013), Overcoming the Four Barriers to Evidence-based Education. Education Week, 32(29).

Slavin R (2013), Is repeating a year the solution for struggling readers? Better: Evidence-based Education, 5(2), 18–19.

Slavin R, Sheard M, Hanley P, Elliott L, Chambers B, and Cheung A (2013), Effects of Co-operative Learning and Embedded Multimedia on Mathematics Learning in Key Stage 2. Final Report. York: Institute for Effective Education, University of York.

Cheung A, and Slavin R (2013), The Effectiveness of Educational Technology Applications for Enhancing Mathematics Achievement in K-12 Classrooms: A Meta-Analysis. Educational Research Review, 9. 88-113.

Slavin R, Holmes G, Madden NA, Chamberlain A, and Cheung A (2013), Effects of a Data-driven District Reform Model on State Assessment Outcomes. American Educational Research Journal, 50(2), 371-396.

Slavin R (2013), Cooperative Learning and Achievement: Theory and Research. In Reynolds W, Miller G, and Weiner I (Eds.) Handbook of Psychology, vol. 7 (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 199-212.

Chambers B, de Botton O, Cheung A, & Slavin RE (2013) Effective Early Childhood Programmes for Disadvantaged Children: A Systematic Review and Case Studies, in B Spodek & O Saracho (eds), Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children (3rd edn). Abingdon: Routledge.

2012

Cheung A and Slavin R (2012), How Features of Educational Technology Applications Affect Student Reading Outcomes: A Meta-analysis. Educational Research Review, 7(3).

Slavin R (2012), Educational Psychology: Theory into Practice (10th ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Slavin R and Cheung A (2012), Effects of Educational Technology Applications on Reading Outcomes for Struggling Readers: A Best-evidence Synthesis. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University, Center for Research and Reform in Education.

Slavin R (2012), Foreword, in B Kelly and DF Perkins (eds) Handbook of Implementation Science for Psychology in Education. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Slavin R, Lake C, Hanley P, and Thurston P (2012), Effective Programs for Elementary Science: A Best-evidence Synthesis. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University, Center for Research and Reform in Education.

Tracey L, Chambers B, Slavin R, Madden N, Cheung A, Hanley P, and Abrami P (2012), Success for All in the UK: Results from the Third Year of a National Evaluation. York: Technical Report published by the Institute for Effective Education, University of York.

2011

Ross SM, Sheard M, Cheung A, Elliott L, and Slavin R (2011), Promoting primary pupils' social-emotional learning and pro-social behaviour: longitudinal evaluation of the Together 4 All Programme in Northern Ireland. Effective Education, 3 (2), 61-81.

Slavin RE (2011), Classroom Applications of Cooperative Learning. In S Graham (Ed), APA Handbook of Educational Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Assocation.

Chambers B, Abrami P, Slavin R, and Madden N (2011) A Three-tier Model of Reading Instruction Supported by Technology, International Journal of Innovation and Learning (IJIL), 9(3), 2011.

Chambers B, Slavin R, Madden N, Abrami P, Logan M, and Gifford R (2011), Small-group, Computer-assisted Tutoring to Improve Reading Outcomes for Struggling First and Second Graders. The Elementary School Journal 111(4), pp. 625-640.

Slavin R, Lake C, Davis S, and Madden N (2011), Effective Programs for Struggling Readers: A Best-evidence Synthesis. Educational Research Review 6 (2011) 1–26.

Slavin RE, Madden NA, Calderón ME, Chamberlain A, and Hennessy M (2011), Reading and Language Outcomes of a Five-year Randomized Evaluation of Transitional Bilingual Education. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 33(1), 47-58.

Slavin RE (2011), Job One for Title I: Use What Works. Education Week. March 30, 2011.

Slavin RE, and Madden NA (2011), Measures Inherent to treatments in Program Effectiveness Reviews. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness 4 (4), 370-380.

Slavin R (2011), What Works for Struggling Readers. Better: Evidence-based Education, 4(1), 4–5.

2010

Slavin RE (2010), Instruction Based on Cooperative Learning. In R Mayer and P Alexander (Eds), Handbook of Research on Learning and Instruction. London: Taylor & Francis.

Slavin RE (2010), Co-operative Learning: What Makes Groupwork Work? In Dumont H, Istance D, and Benavides F (Eds.), The Nature of Learning: Using Research to Inspire Practice. (pp. 161-178). Paris, France: OECD.

Slavin RE (2010), Can Financial Incentives Enhance Educational Outcomes? Evidence from International Experiments. Educational Research Review, 5(1), 68–80.

Slavin RE (2010), Cooperative Learning. In E Baker, P Peterson, & B McGaw (Eds), International Encyclopedia of Education (3rd edition). Oxford, England: Elsevier.

Slavin RE (2010), Educational Psychology: Theory into Practice (9th Edition). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Tracey L, Madden NA, and Slavin RE (2010), Effects of Co-operative Learning on the Mathematics Achievement of Years 4 and 5 Pupils in Britain: A Randomised Control Trial in Effective Education, 2 (1), 85–97.

Slavin RE (2010), Innovations and Early Intervention in the Teaching of Literacy. In P Peterson, E Baker, & B McGaw (Eds), International Encyclopedia of Education, Volume 6 (pp. 221-226). Oxford: Elsevier.

Slavin RE (2010), Cooperative learning. In Baker E, Peterson P, and McGaw B (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education (3rd ed.). Oxford, England: Elsevier.

Slavin RE (2010), Letter to the editors: Response to Greenleaf and Petrosino. Reading Research Quarterly, 45 (1), 6–7.

Slavin RE, and Madden NA (2010), Success for All: Prevention and Early Intervention in School-wide Reform. In J Meece & J Eccles (eds.), Handbook of Research on Schools, Schooling, and Human Development. New York: Routledge.

Sharples J, Slavin RE, Chambers B, and Sharp C (2010), Effective Classroom Strategies for Closing the Gap in Educational Achievement for Children and Young People Living in Poverty, Including White, Working Class Boys. Technical Report. London, UK: Centre for Excellence and Outcomes.

Slavin RE (2010), Evidence-based Reform in Education. Revista Ibero Americana de Educaci ó n, 54 , 31-40.

Slavin R (2010), Co-operative learning: what makes group-work work? In Dumont H, Istance D, and Benavides F (eds.), The Nature of Learning: Using Research to Inspire Practice. OECD Publishing.

2009

Slavin RE (2009), Cooperative Learning. In G McCulloch, & D Crook (Eds), International Encyclopedia of Education. Abington, UK: Routledge.

Slavin RE, Groff C and Lake C (2009), Effective Programs in Middle and High School Mathematics: A Best-Evidence Synthesis. Review of Educational Research 79 (2), 839-911.

Slavin RE, Lake C, Chambers B, Cheung A, & Davis S (2009),  Effective Reading Programs for the Elementary Grades: A Best-evidence Synthesis.  Review of Educational Research, 79 (4), 1391-1466.

Slavin RE (2009), Systematic Reviews of Research on Educational Programs: Methodological and Substantive issues. In R St. Clair (Ed), Education Science: Critical Perspectives (pp. 53–70). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense.

Slavin RE, Chamberlain A, Daniels C, and Madden N (2009), The Reading Edge: A Randomized Evaluation of a Middle School Cooperative Reading Program. Effective Education, Volume 1, Number 1.

Slavin RE, and Smith D (2009), The Relationship Between Sample Sizes and Effect Sizes in Systematic Reviews in Education. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis , 31 (4), 500-506.

Slavin RE, Madden N, Chambers B, and Haxby B (second edition, 2009), Two Million Children: Success for All. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Chambers B, Tracey, L, Slavin RE, and Madden NA (2009), Success for All in the UK: First-year results from a national evaluation. York, UK: Technical Report published by the Institute for Effective Education, University of York.

Sheard M, Madden N, Chambers B, Slavin R, O'Neil M, and Wallace A (2009), Effects of Learner Response Devices and Co-operative Learning on Achievement in Years 7-8 Mathematics. IEE, University of York.

2008

Slavin RE, Cheung A, Groff C, & Lake C (2008), Effective Programs for Middle and High School Reading: A Best-evidence Synthesis, Reading Research Quarterly, 43 (3).

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, Volume 1, Issue 2, April 2008.

Slavin R, & Lake C (2008). Effective Programs in Elementary Mathematics; A Best-evidence Synthesis, Review of Educational Research, Volume 78, September 2008.

Chambers B, Slavin RE, Madden NA, Abrami PC, Tucker BJ, Cheung A, & Gifford R (2008), Technology Infusion in Success for All: Reading Outcomes for First Graders, Elementary School Journal, Volume 109, No. 1, September 2008.

Slavin R (2008), . Educational Researcher, 37: 5-14.

Slavin RE (2008),Evidence-based Reform in Education: Which Evidence Counts? Educational Researcher, 37: 47-50.

2007

Borman G, Slavin RE, Cheung A, Chamberlain A, Madden NA, & Chambers B (2007), Final Reading Outcomes of the National Randomized Field Trial of Success for All, American Educational Research Journal, 44 (3), 701-731.

Chamberlain A, Daniels C, Madden NA, & Slavin RE (2007), A Randomized Evaluation of the Success for All Middle School Reading Program, Middle Grades Reading Journal, 2 (1), 1-22.

Slavin RE, Chamberlain A, & Daniels C (2007), Preventing Reading Failure, Educational Leadership, 65(2), 22-27.

Chambers B, Cheung A, Madden NA, Slavin RE, and Gifford R (2007), Embedded Multimedia: Using Video to Enhance Reading Outcomes in Success for All. In Taylor B, and Ysseldike J (eds), Effective Instruction for Struggling Readers K-6, (pp120-172). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Slavin RE (2007), Educational Research in the Age of Accountability. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Conference presentations

2013

Slavin R ( August 2013), Evidence-based Reform: Where Educational Psychology meets Federal Policy. Invited address at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, US.

Cheung A, and Slavin R (April 2013). Effective Reading Programs for Spanish-dominant English Language Learners in the Elementary Grades: A Synthesis of Research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, US.

Cheung A, and Slavin R (April 2013). Effects of Education Technology Applications on Reading Outcomes for Struggling Readers: A Best-evidence Synthesis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, US.

Slavin R (March 2013), Evidence-based Practice in the UK: What Will it Take? Keynote speech at the IEE Conference, York, UK.

Slavin R (March 2013), The Classroom Cookbook. Presentation at the IEE Conference, York, UK.

2012

Chambers B, Cheung A, Tracey L, Slavin RE (June 2012), A systematic review of early childhood education programs. Poster presented at the Head Start National Research Conference. Washington, DC, US.

Slavin R (June 2012), Participation in NBC Education Nation, New York.

Slavin R (June 2012), Speech at the Center for American Progress, Washington, DC.

Elliott D, Ortiz A, Hawkins D, Little M, Axford N, and Slavin R (April 2012), Raising the Bar – Developing and Applying New Standards of Evidence. Panel presentation at the 2012 Blueprints conference, San Antonio, US.

Slavin R, and Madden N (April 2012), Scaling up Success for All: Lessons learned over 25 years. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Cheung A, and Slavin R (April 2012), The effectiveness of educational technology applications for enhancing reading achievement in K-12 classrooms: A meta-analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Slavin R (April 2012), Scaling up Success for All: Lessons learned over 25 years. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Cheung A, and Slavin R (April 2012), The effectiveness of educational technology applications for enhancing reading achievement in K-12 classrooms: A meta-analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Slavin R (April 2012), Speeches to Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.

Slavin R (2012), Investing in Children: Cost-benefit data for policy makers, commissioners and researchers. Presentation at the launch of the Social Research Unit’s cost-benefit database.

Slavin R (March 2012), Speech at the Yale School of Management.

Slavin R (February 2012), Evidence-Based Reform in Education. Speeches to Yad Hanadiv, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel.

Slavin R (February 2012), Speech on Maths Project, Cambridge University.

Slavin R (January 2012), Job one for Title I: Use what works. Paper presented at the Title I conference. Seattle, WA.

2011

Slavin R (December 2011), Presentation to DRK12. Washington, DC.

Slavin R (November 2011), Presentation to AERA Education Policy Group, Washington, DC.

Slavin R (October 2011), Effective Strategies for Struggling Readers. IEE Inaugural Conference, York, UK.

Slavin R (September 2011), Evidence-Based Reform in Education. Paper presented at the European Conference on School Inspection, Amsterdam.

Slavin RE, Madden NA, Calderón ME, Chamberlain A, and Hennessy M (February 2011), Reading and Language Outcomes of a Five-year Randomized Evaluation of Transitional Bilingual Education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington DC, US.

Slavin RE, Holmes G, Madden NA, Chamberlain A, and Cheung A (February 2011), Effects of a Data-driven District Reform Model. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington DC, US.

Madden NA, Daniels C, Chamberlain A, Cheung A, and Slavin RE (February 2011), The Reading Edge: Evaluation of a Cooperative Learning Intervention for Urban High Schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington DC, US.

2010

Slavin R (August 2010), Effective Programmes in Reading and Mathematics: Lessons from the Best Evidence Encyclopaedia. Keynote speech at the second meeting of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) special interest group on Educational Effectiveness: Models, Methods and Applications, Leuven, Belgium.

Slavin R (April 2010), Methodological Issues in Systematic Reviews in Education. Presented to the Campbell Collaborative, Durham, UK.

Slavin R (February, 2010), Cooperative Learning and Multimedia. Presentation to the American Association of School Administrators.

Slavin R (January 2010), What Works in Primary and Secondary Reading and Maths: Lessons from the Best Evidence Encyclopaedia. Learning Forum Keynote Speech at NEEC 2010 (the North of England Education Conference), York, UK.

2009, and before

Slavin R (December 2009), What Works for Struggling Readers? House of Commons Science and Technology Sub-Committee, London, UK.

Chambers B, Abrami PC, Slavin RE, and Madden NA (December 2009), Pulling it all Together: A Technology-Supported, Three-Tier Model of Reading Instruction. Paper presented at the Teaching and Learning Conference of the International Association for Scientific Knowledge, Porto, Portugal.

Slavin R (October 2009), Evidence-based Policies for Education in the United Kingdom. The 28th Vernon-Wall Lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Education Section of The British Psychological Society, Milton Keynes, UK. This lecture has now been published by the Society.

Chambers B, Slavin RE, Madden NA, Abrami PC, Karanzalis M, & Gifford R (June, 2009), Small-Group Computer-Assisted Tutoring to Improve Reading Outcomes for Struggling First and Second Graders . Poster presented at the annual conference of the Institute for Education Science, Washington, DC.

Slavin R, Lake C, & Davis S (March 2009), Meta-findings from the Best Evidence Encyclopedia. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Society for Research on Educational EfDecember 16, 2013n RE, Lake C, Davis S & Madden N (March 2009), Effective Programs for Struggling Readers: A Best-evidence Synthesis. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Crystal City, VA, US.

Chambers B, Slavin RE, Madden NA, Abrami PC, Karanzalis M, & Gifford R (March 2009), The Effects of a Small-Group Computer-assisted Tutoring Program on Reading Outcomes for Struggling Readers Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Crystal City, VA.

Slavin RE (2008), Effects of Sample Size on Effect Sizes in Systematic Reviews in Education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Crystal City, VA.

Slavin RE, & Adams M (2008), Randomized Evaluations of Technology Infusion in Early Literacy Instruction. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Crystal City, VA.

Slavin RE, Madden NA, & Chambers B (March 2007), The Best Evidence Encyclopedia: Accessible Reviews of Research on Educational Programs. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Institute for Education Sciences, Washington, DC.

Slavin RE, Madden NA, & Chambers B (March 2007), Embedded Classroom Multimedia: Improving Implementation Quality and Student Achievement in a Cooperative Writing Program. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Institute for Education Sciences, Washington, DC.

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