ERIC Number: ED471821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
What Evidence Says about Reading Recovery. Executive Summary.
Reading Recovery Council of North America, Columbus, OH.
In May 2002, a letter criticizing Reading Recovery was widely distributed to members of Congress and the education community via the Internet. The letter builds a distorted case based on flawed research and selective reporting of Reading Recovery studies. Reading Recovery is a short-term intervention for the lowest-achieving children in first grade. Children meet individually with a specially trained teacher for 30 minutes daily for 12 to 24 weeks. Cumulative 17-year results show that in the United States, 60% of all children served in Reading Recovery can read at class average after their lessons, and 81% of children who have the full series of lessons can read at class average. This executive summary report detailing Reading Recovery's effectiveness is divided into the following sections: (1) Reading Recovery is highly successful with lowest-performing first-grade students; (2) Cost-effectiveness is a complex concept in education; (3) Reading Recovery uses standard assessment measures; and (4) Change is an integral part of the Reading Recovery design. (Contains 29 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Grade 1, Instructional Effectiveness, Low Achievement, Primary Education, Reading Difficulties, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Student Needs
Reading Recovery Council of North America, Inc., Suite 100, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1069. Tel: 614-292-7111; Fax: 614-292-4404; Web site: http://www.readingrecovery.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Reading Recovery Council of North America, Columbus, OH.