Journal/Book/Conference Title Title
Journal of Reading Recovery
Each year 20% or more of students entering first-grade will have severe difficulty learning to read (Clay, 1993; Shaywitz, 2003). Longitudinal research suggests that children who are the lowest achievers in first grade will continue to be the lowest achievers throughout the elementary grades (Juel, 1988). Early intervention with high-quality one-to-one instruction is critical to change the course of learning failure for the lowest-performing children (Clay, 1993; Vellutino et al., 1996). In the United States, a larger percentage of the lowest-achieving children in first grade accelerate their learning and reach grade-level performance in reading and writing with Reading Recovery intervention.
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Original Publication Date
UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library
©2008 Salli Forbes and Mike Szymczuk. The copyright holder has granted permission for posting.
Forbes, Salli and Szymczuk, Mike, "Study of the Sustained Effects of Reading Recovery in Iowa" (2008). Curriculum & Instruction Faculty Publications. 32.