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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 Center of Iowa and supports the following sites, which collected data during the 2012-­‐2013 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 Association
-- Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency
-- Northwest Iowa Area Education Agency
-- Southeast Iowa Reading Recovery Site
-- Waterloo Community School District

Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency is a new site, which is beginning in 2013-­‐2014. Annual results for the state of Iowa are provided by the National Data Evaluation Center, The Ohio State University (2013).


Reading Recovery Center of Iowa

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Fall 2013


UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa



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