MEASURABLE RESULTS IN
JUST WEEKS, NOT YEARS
Reading Recovery is a short-term early intervention for first-grade students having difficulty with reading and writing. Results are consistent across more than 30 years and include more than 2.3 million Reading Recovery students. More than 100 research studies have documented Reading Recovery’s benefits for students and schools. And a recent federally funded independent evaluation found large gains for the lowest-performing students across a 5-year scale-up grant. READ MORE
WHAT WORKS CLEARINGHOUSE
The Reading Recovery intervention research was reviewed in the What Works Clearinghouse beginning reading category. Reading Recovery received strong ratings across all four domains – alphabetics, fluency, comprehension, and general reading achievement. In the beginning reading category, Reading Recovery’s rank for general reading achievement is the highest to date for any program reviewed.
RATING EFFECTIVENESS VS. UNASSISTED STUDENTS
Improvement index scale: -50 to +50
* These updated (April 2016) ratings include the addition of a single study review of the Year One i3 scale-up report that has not yet been incorporated into the Reading Recovery beginning reading intervention report and were calculated following procedures in the WWC Handbook.