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Reading Recovery is a research-­‐based early literacy intervention implemented in schools to provide intensive individual literacy instruction to the lowest achieving first grade students in the core classroom. The goal of the intervention is to accelerate students’ progress to grade-­‐level proficiency in 12 to 20 weeks. Reading Recovery fits response to intervention (RTI) plans by significantly reducing the number of students who need special education services and contributing to the identification of a small number of children who may need specialized long-­‐term assistance. The University of Northern Iowa is an official

University Training Center of the Reading Recovery North American Trainers Group. Dr. Salli Forbes is the Director/Trainer for the Reading Recovery Program of Iowa and supports the following sites, which collected data during the 2013-­‐2014 academic year:

-- Area Education Agency 267
-- Council Bluffs Community School District
-- Des Moines Public School District
-- Heartland Area Education Agency
-- Iowa City Community School District/Grant Wood Area Education Agency
-- Keystone Area Education Agency
-- Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency
-- Northwest Iowa Area Education Agency
-- Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency
-- Southeast Iowa Reading Recovery Site
-- Waterloo Community School District

The Burlington Community School District will be established as a new site in 2014-­‐2015. Annual results for the state of Iowa are provided by the National Data Evaluation Center, The Ohio State University (2014).


Reading Recovery Center of Iowa

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