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ERIC Number: ED442095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Reading Recovery: Success for How Many?
Haenn, Joseph F.
Standard operating procedures of the Reading Recovery program allow for students to be dropped from the program if they have not met the criterion for success after 20 weeks of participation. This paper follows the actions of over 600 first-grade Reading Recovery students in a medium-sized school district over the course of a complete year of intervention to determine the degree of success for the program. The paper investigates the relationships among student characteristics, program success, and demonstration of success within the context of a larger, district-wide evaluation of first-grade reading. It states that comprehensive data were collected for 610 students who received Reading Recovery for at least some portion of the school year, and that of the 443 students who received the complete Reading Recovery program, 264 (59.6%) were able to successfully transition back to the classroom as readers. It also finds that almost two out of every five students (179 or 40.4%) did not successfully complete the program and were returned to the classroom with insufficient reading skills. According to the paper, it appears that in this district Reading Recovery is successful for only three out of every five students who receive this intensive, 20-week program to develop reading skills. Since Reading Recovery is an expensive, labor-intensive program, the paper suggests that perhaps a less expensive alternative may be more appropriate for some students. (Contains 14 tables of data.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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