Graph of 2014-2015 Effectiveness

Reading Recovery® is a cost-effective and proven short term, one-to-one early literacy intervention designed to prevent students at risk of failing to learn to read and write in first grade. By intervening early, Reading Recovery can halt the debilitating cycle of failure for low-achieving students.  Reading Recovery enables the lowest-achieving learners to make accelerated progress, catch up with grade-level peers, and profit from regular classroom reading instruction. Reading Recovery researchers have 25 years of data to provide evidence of the program’s effectiveness.

The figure on the right shows that 81% of the students who had an opportunity for a full instructional program or a complete intervention had their series of Reading Recovery lessons successfully discontinued.