Lasting effects from Reading Recovery

A recent report for the Every Child a Reader Trust looks at the impact of Reading Recovery five years after intervention. The programme is known to have impressive effects in the short term, but less is known about its long-term effectiveness.

At the end of Year 6, the study followed up 77 children who had received Reading Recovery five years earlier, 127 comparison children, and 50 children in Reading Recovery schools who had not received Reading Recovery. Findings showed that children who had received Reading Recovery made significantly greater progress in English than the comparison children by the end of Year 6. The 50 comparison children in the Reading Recovery schools were also significantly out-performing the comparison group in non-Reading Recovery schools on the reading test.

Source:Reading recovery in United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland: 2012-3 (2012), Institute of Education, University of London