What Works? Reading Recovery
Reading Recovery has a strong scientific research base validated by USDE’s What Works Clearinghouse review of beginning reading programs. No other early reading intervention received high ratings for effectiveness across all four domains studied – alphabetics, fluency, comprehension, and general reading achievement.
Reading Recovery’s one-to-one instruction delivers measurable results in weeks not years. Children receive 30-minute daily lessons taught by specially trained teachers. After a full 12 to 20-week series of lessons, more than 75% of students meet grade-level expectations.
Reading Recovery’s powerful professional development produces remarkable literacy teachers for schools across America. Among the more than 10,000 Reading Recovery teachers in 2007–2008, the average teacher taught 8 Reading Recovery students and 40.6 students outside Reading Recovery.
Reading Recovery delivers cost benefits because it reduces referrals and placements to special education, limits retention, and has lasting effects.
Reading Recovery can support your school’s response to intervention (RTI) and early intervening services (EIS) in accordance with IDEA regulations.