Reading Recovery: CRAEA Site Report 2018-2019


Reading Recovery® is a short-term intervention that was developed by New Zealand educator Dr. Marie M. Clay.  This intervention is designed for students who have the lowest achievement in literacy learning in the first grade. Students meet individually with a specially-trained teacher for 30 minutes each day for an average of 12-20 weeks. Students develop effective reading and writing strategies in order to work within an average range of classroom performance.  The goal of Reading Recovery is to dramatically reduce the number of first-grade students who have extreme difficulty learning to read and write and to reduce the cost of these learners to educational systems. Reading Recovery has a strong track record of preventing literacy failure for many first graders through early intervention.

To learn more, click the below link to the Central Rivers AEA Reading Recovery Site Report for 2018-19.  Each year, data is collected through the International Data Evaluation Center to track results of students receiving Reading Recovery as an Intervention.  This site report shows that Central Rivers is above the national average for students who have reached the average text level range through Reading Recovery.  This success is due to dedicated teachers and the support of their districts.  Reading Recovery also provides ongoing professional development so that these highly-trained teachers continue to grow and deepen their knowledge and skills.