ERIC Number: ED393918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Recovery in AISD. Publication No. 94.06.
Curry, Janice; And Others
Reading Recovery is an early intervention program designed to reach first-grade students who are having the most trouble learning to read. Students meet daily with specially trained teachers for an average of 12 to 20 weeks. Reading Recovery began in the Austin (Texas) Independent School District in 1992-93. In 1993-94, Reading Recovery served 268 students at 20 schools in its English version, and, for the first time, the program served 38 students through its Spanish version. In 1993-94, 83 students completed the program successfully, representing 31% of all Reading Recovery students. The promotion rate for these discontinued students was higher, at 94.5%, than that of comparisons who did not participate in Reading Recovery (82%). In fact, the promotion rate for all program students (84%) was higher than that of comparisons. Discontinued students outscored comparisons on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, and Spanish-speaking program students also outscored their comparison group. When 1992-93 Reading Recovery students were ranked by their second grade teachers, discontinued students ranked, on average, in the 53rd percentile, and program students who were not discontinued ranked in the 25th percentile. (Contains seven tables and nine references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Performance Audit and Evaluation.