Reading Recovery is a thoroughly researched and proven early literacy intervention for the lowest-achieving first graders. Individual students work one-to-one with a specially trained teacher for only 12 to 20 weeks and receive daily 30-minute lessons. After a full series of lessons, about 72% of students achieve grade-level standard. Reading Recovery received the highest possible rating for general reading achievement of all beginning reading programs reviewed by the What Works Clearinghouse. The Reading Recovery network provides the support necessary to produce these gains with students. Recently, a federally funded independent evaluation found large gains for the lowest-performing students, as 3,675 teachers were trained in 1,321 schools across a 5-year scale-up grant.
Find out more about Reading Recovery at ReadingRecovery.org.