Research & Evaluation

With more than 30 years of research and evaluation results, Reading Recovery is the world’s most widely studied early reading intervention

The effects of Reading Recovery have been examined in high-quality experimental and quasi-experimental studies as well as numerous qualitative studies. Research studies in this section have been published in peer-reviewed journals or are peer-reviewed conference presentations.

IDEC is an ongoing research project in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University and is responsible for collecting and analyzing data. Reading Recovery teachers enter data through IDEC’s secure website for each student they serve. Teacher leaders review and approve data then receive evaluation reports each year for each training site, school, and school district. The IDEC also prepares national reports, conducts academic research, collaborates with faculty at other universities on a variety of research endeavors, and assists researchers in their efforts.

The extensive IDEC database has made Reading Recovery accountable to schools and funding sources, and informed teaching and management decisions. An annual technical report of Reading Recovery results is available each year and is posted on the IDEC website.

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