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Reading Recovery: An Evaluation of the Four-Year i3 Scale-Up Research Report

Henry May, Philip Sirinides, Abigail Gray, Heather Goldsworthy

March 2016

This final report in a series presents the results of a four-year independent external evaluation of the impacts and implementation of the scale-up of Reading Recovery, a literacy intervention targeting struggling 1st-grade students.  The evaluation was conducted by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) at the University of Pennsylvania and the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) at the University of Delaware. Reading Recovery is implemented through the collaboration of a network that includes local schools, districts, UTCs, and in some cases state government entities. Through independent evaluation, CPRE/CRESP provide a detailed exploration of the interaction of these collaborators, and of both the strengths of the Reading Recovery program and the challenges it faces.

Keywords: Education, literacy, intervention, evaluation, OSU

Henry May, Philip Sirinides, Abigail Gray, Heather Goldsworthy, Abby Gray, Phil Sirinides