ERIC Number: ED463531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Recovery[R] in Maine: State Report & Evaluation, 1997-1998.
Maine Univ., Orono. Center for Early Literacy.
In the 1997-98 school year, 219 more children were served by the Reading Recovery (RR) program than were served during the previous year in Maine elementary schools. In Maine, 333 Reading Recovery teachers taught 2,171 students in 219 schools that offered Reading Recovery services across 102 local school administrative units. Of all the RR children who received services, 54% successfully discontinued at the average of their classmates; 79% of children receiving access to a full RR program discontinued. Reading Recovery children made larger gains than a random sample of their classmates over the course of the school year in reading and writing skills. Discontinued RR children continued to show progress in literacy achievement even after their programs were completed. Seventy to 95% of discontinued Reading Recovery children met or exceeded statewide average bands on measures of literacy skills by the end of first grade. This report is divided into the following sections: What Maine Program Participants Say; Executive Summary; Program Overview; Program Implementation; The Reading Recovery Lesson; Reading Recovery Coverage in Maine, 1997-1998; Program Evaluation Results; Maine Stanine Scores for the Observation Survey; Recommendations; Rubric for Assessing a School's Operation of Reading Recovery; and Training Sites in Maine. (Contains 16 figures and 5 tables). (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Center for Early Literacy.
Identifiers - Location: Maine