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Reading Recovery is a research-based early literacy intervention implemented in schools to provide intensive individual literacy instruction to first grade students having the greatest difficulty learning to read and write. The goal of the intervention is to accelerate students’ progress to on-grade level competency in 12 to 20 weeks. Reading Recovery also serves as a response to intervention (RTI) program for a small number of children who may need specialized longer-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 of the Reading Recovery Center of Iowa at the University of Northern Iowa. The Reading Recovery Center of Iowa at the University of Northern Iowa supports the following sites:

-- 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
-- Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency
-- Southern Iowa Reading Recovery Consortium
-- Waterloo Community School District

Annual results for the state of Iowa are provided by the National Data Evaluation Center, The Ohio State University (2010).


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