International Data Evaluation Center (IDEC)

The International Data Evaluation Center (IDEC) is an ongoing research project of the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. IDEC’s primary mission is to process evaluation research data for all Reading Recovery programs in the United States. It fulfills a condition of the Reading Recovery trademark, which grants free use of the name and logo under the condition, among others, that all teacher training sites report on each child served to The Ohio State University, the holder of the trademark. IDEC also publishes a variety of research reports and is engaged in several research initiatives.

Ongoing research and evaluation are essential in Reading Recovery’s success. Since Reading Recovery was introduced in the United States in 1984, data have been collected and analyzed for each of the more than 2.3 million children served.

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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