Learn more about this short-term, school-based intervention focused on struggling first-graders.
Developed by renowned New Zealand scholar and researcher Marie Clay, Reading Recovery is a short-term, school-based literacy intervention for first-grade students who have extreme difficulty learning to read and write.
"The goal of Reading Recovery is to dramatically reduce the number of learners who have extreme difficulty with literacy learning and the cost of these learners to education systems."– Marie Clay, Literacy Researcher and Founder of Reading Recovery
In October 2010, the United States Department of Education awarded a five-year, $45.6 million Investing in Innovation (i3) grant to The Ohio State University and an additional $9.1 million raised from the private sector with the goal of scaling up Reading Recovery.
A rigorous independent evaluation of the scale-up was conducted through a collaboration between the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and the Center for Research on Education and Social Policy (CRESP) at the University of Delaware. The national randomized trial involved nearly 7,000 students in 1,200 schools over 4 years. The researchers found that Reading Recovery’s effects were positive and substantial.
Highlights of the study:
View the full report for more information.
"Reading Recovery rescues many students who would otherwise fall further and further behind and wind up getting unnecessary special education services and/or continuing in school careers marked by failure and distress. In addition, Reading Recovery teachers are ambassadors of enlightened, research-based, highly effective practices that carry over into their colleagues' classrooms."– Kim Marshall, former principal of the Mather School, Boston, MA, consultant, and author of The Marshall Memo
Reading Recovery Intervention
Reading Recovery Teacher Training
Research and Outcomes
Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative
GSOE Main Page
Kelly Adams, Academic and Faculty Coordinator