How Well Does Reading Recovery Work?
Results of the program in New Zealand, according to Clay (1979,1982), show that at-risk children make accelerated progress while receiving the individual tutoring. After an average of 12 to 20 weeks in the program, almost all Reading Recovery children had caught up with their peers and needed no further help. Three years later, these children retained their gains and continued to make progress at average rates.
You may contact Karol Ackley, Coordinator of Compensatory Education, to request statistics on the Paris ISD Reading Recovery program which has been in operation since school year 1994-1995.