Pinnell 1997

Reading Recovery: A Review of Research

Pinnell, G. S. (1997). In J. Squire, J. Flood, & D. Lapp (Eds.) Handbook of research on teaching literacy through the communicative and visual arts (pp. 638-654). New York: Macmillan Publishing.

Gay Su Pinnell reviewed quantitative and qualitative research studies performed by Reading Recovery practitioners who have demonstrated positive effects of Reading Recovery on reading outcomes (including generally recognized measures), successful replicability in diverse settings, positive effects on home relations, improved teacher behaviors and teacher learning, and maintenance of learning gains over time.

This abstract first appeared in What Evidence Says About Reading Recovery (2002). Columbus, OH: Reading Recovery Council of North America.