Annual Monitoring of Reading Recovery: 2005 Data Publications
This report presents data from the 2005 year on the number of schools and students who participated in Reading Recovery during 2005, and reports on the broad outcomes for students.
Author(s): Lisa Ng, Research Division, Ministry of Education.
Date Published: 2006
The overall pattern of progress for students who entered Reading Recovery in 2005 remained the same as previous years, with 59 percent of students successfully completing Reading Recovery within the year and a further 24 percent judged to be responding well and expected to complete their series of individual lessons in 2006.
The absolute number of children entering Reading Recovery in 2005 was similar to 2004. The proportion of six-year-olds entering Reading Recovery has also remained similar to previous years (15% in 2002 and 2003, 14% in 2004, 15% in 2005). The proportion of schools operating Reading Recovery has initially decreased over this period (68% in 2002, 67% in 2003, 64% in 2004) but then increased in 2005 (67%).
In terms of school decile, the data show that Reading Recovery was available in a higher proportion of high decile schools than low decile schools. However, when available in low decile schools, there were more students participating and students had more time in Reading Recovery. While higher decile schools have slightly higher entry scores across both reading and writing tasks, at exit these differences do not exist. Furthermore, the gains that students made in lower decile schools were slightly greater than for students in higher decile schools for the Burt Word Reading Test and Writing Vocabulary Task. There was little difference in the Reading Recovery Instructional Text Level.
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