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Reading Recovery (Reading)

Struggling Readers

Reading Recovery has strong evidence of effectiveness for struggling readers. The overall effect size across eight qualifying studies included in this review was +0.23.

English Language Learners

Reading Recovery has limited evidence of effectiveness for reading for English Language Learners. The one qualifying study included in this review showed a median effect size of +0.84 on Spanish reading measures.

About Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery is an early intervention tutoring program for young readers who are experiencing difficulty in their first year of reading instruction. The program provides the lowest achieving readers (lowest 20%) in first grade with supplemental tutoring in addition to their regular reading classes.

More on these reviews

For more on the reviews of Reading Recovery, read the BEE reviews of struggling readers and reading for English Language Learners.

More on Reading Recovery

For more information on Reading Recovery, visit www.readingrecovery.org or e-mail info@readingrecovery.org.

The Best Evidence Encyclopedia (BEE)

For other reviews of research on education programs, see the Best Evidence Encyclopedia homepage at www.bestevidence.org.

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