How are Reading Recovery students selected?
Reading Recovery teachers use an assessment called The Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement to determine which students will be selected for Reading Recovery. The Observation Survey assesses text reading, writing vocabulary, the student’s ability to hear and record sounds in words, word reading, letter recognition, and the understanding of concepts of print.
Reading Recovery students are selected on achievement criteria only. Children in various racial and ethnic groups, English language learners and children with low family incomes all benefit from Reading Recovery.