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NEW! Seventh Edition 2015


Note: Descubriendo la Lectura refers to Reading Recovery instruction delivered in Spanish.
 

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In order to make revisions more readily available, RRCNA will no longer publish a print version of the Standards and Guidelines. The full document will continue to be updated on the RRCNA website and may be printed or downloaded as needed.




Also see
Roles and Responsibilities of Reading Recovery Trainers

Functions of the University Training Center
 

Standards and Guidelines of Reading Recovery in the United States


New Standards and Guidelines Added in Seventh Edition
The North American Trainers Group has approved this new edition of Standards and Guidelines of Reading Recovery in the United States. While a few minor wording changes have been made, the primary revisions are changes in bridging for teachers (section 3D) and new bridging for teacher leaders sections (4D and 4E). In addition, Appendix C has been added to provide further rationale for the selection of children (section 2A.3).

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Table of Contents

Section 1. Introduction and Rationale

Section 2. Reading Recovery/Descubriendo la Lectura Sites
A. Standards and Guidelines for Establishment a Site

  1. Teacher Selection
  2. Training Classes
  3. Selection of Children

B. Standards and Guidelines for Operating a Site

Section 3. Reading Recovery/Descubriendo la Lectura Teachers
A. Standards and Guidelines for Selection of Teachers
B. Standards and Guidelines for Training of Teachers

  1. Course Work and Professional Development
  2. Teaching Children
  3. Implementing Reading Recovery/Descubriendo la Lectura

C. Standards and Guidelines for Trained Teachers

  1. Teaching Children
  2. Implementing Reading Recovery/Descubriendo la Lectura
  3. Ongoing Professional Development and Support

D. Standards and Guidelines for Bridging Teachers to Descubriendo la Lectura

Section 4. Reading Recovery/Descubriendo la Lectura Teacher Leaders
A. Standards and Guidelines for Selection of Teacher Leaders
B. Standards and Guidelines for Training of Teacher Leaders

  1. Academic Course Work
  2. Teaching Children
  3. Leadership
  4. Preparing for Site Implementation
  5. Professional Development

C. Standards and Guidelines for Trained Teacher Leaders

  1. Teaching Children
  2. Training Teachers
  3. Research
  4. Implementation and Site Maintenance
  5. Professional Development

D. Standards and Guidelines for Bridging Teacher Leaders to Descubriendo la Lectura

  1. Academic Course Work
  2. Teaching Children
  3. Leadership
  4. Preparing for Site Implementation
  5. Professional Development

E. Standards and Guidelines for Bridged Teacher Leaders

  1. Teaching Children
  2. Bridging Teachers to Descubriendo la Lectura


Section 5. Reading Recovery/Descubriendo la Lectura Site Coordinators

A. Standards and Guidelines for Selection of a Site Coordinator
B. Standards and Guidelines for Site Implementation and Maintenance
C. Standards and Guidelines for Professional Development
D. Standards and Guidelines for Sites with Multiple Districts
 

Standards and Guidelines for Establishing a University Training Site
 

Section 7. Reading Recovery/Descubriendo la Lectura Trainers
A. Standards and Guidelines for Selection of Trainers
B. Standards and Guidelines for the Training of Trainers

  1. Academic Course Work
  2. Teaching Children
  3. Teacher Training
  4. Teacher Leader Training
  5. Preparing the University Training Center for Implementation
  6. Professional Development

C. Standards and Guidelines of University Trainer Roles and Responsibilities

Section 8. Policy for Requesting Exemption from Standards

Appendix A. Codes of Ethics

Appendix B. Template for Request for Exemption from Standards

Appendix C. Rationales and Guidelines for Selecting the Lowest-Achieving First-Grade Students for Reading Recovery