Intensive Reading Recovery intervention helps first graders

Henry May, director of the University of Delaware’s newly formed Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP), is leading a team of researchers from the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) to conduct a five-year independent evaluation of the Reading Recovery scale-up.  Following two years of analysis, May, serving as principal investigator, and his team released the first of three reports, which demonstrated very positive outcomes for the program.  As a result of the intervention, the study found that RR students’ mean scores were in the 36th percentile nationally, while students in the control group had scores at the 18th percentile. The difference of +18 percentile points demonstrates a much larger impact than found with most literacy interventions.  Read more…

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