WWC Summary of Evidence for this Intervention

Reading Recovery®

Reading Recovery® is a short-term tutoring intervention that provides one-on-one tutoring to first-grade students who are struggling in reading and writing. The goals of Reading Recovery® include promoting literacy skills, reducing the number of students who are struggling to read, and preventing long-term reading difficulties. Reading Recovery® supplements classroom teaching with tutoring sessions, generally conducted as pull-out sessions during the school day. Tutoring is delivered by trained Reading Recovery teachers in daily 30-minute sessions over the course of 12–20 weeks.

Reviewed Research

July 2013
 
Outcome
domain
Effectiveness
rating
Studies meeting standards Grades
examined
Students Improvement
index
Alphabetics Positive effects 2 studies meet standards 1 148
 
 
21
Pinnell, G. S., DeFord, D. E., & Lyons, C. A. (1988) 1 74
 
 
18
Schwartz, R. M. (2005) 1 74
 
 
23
Comprehension Potentially positive effects 2 studies meet standards 1 145
 
 
14
Pinnell, G. S., DeFord, D. E., & Lyons, C. A. (1988) 1 71
 
 
22
Schwartz, R. M. (2005) 1 74 --
Reading achievement Positive effects 3 studies meet standards 1 227
 
 
27
Pinnell, G. S., DeFord, D. E., & Lyons, C. A. (1988) 1 74
 
 
24
Pinnell, G. S., Lyons, C. A., DeFord, D. E., Bryk, A. S., & Seltzer, M. (1994) 1 79
 
 
21
Schwartz, R. M. (2005) 1 74
 
 
35
Reading fluency Potentially positive effects 1 study meets standards 1 74
 
 
46
Schwartz, R. M. (2005) 1 74
 
 
46
December 2009
 

As of December 2009, no studies of Reading Recovery® were found that fell within the scope of the English Language Learners review protocol and met WWC evidence standards. Therefore, the WWC is unable to draw any research based conclusions about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of Reading Recovery® to improve outcomes in this area.

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