Every year, data is collected from each Reading Recovery school and centre, using before and after test results.
The overall success rate for Republic of Ireland stands at 95%.[2010/11]. Even children who do not manage to accelerate sufficiently to be acknowledged as ‘Successful’ have often soared far above their natural learning ability and continue to progress at a slower pace with the knowledge that they have become readers and writers
Ref: Monaghan Education Centre: www.metc.ie
St Enda’s is delighted to be able to offer the Reading Recovery Program to our students.
Reading Recovery was developed in the 1970s by New Zealand educator Prof. Dame Marie Clay. It is a short term literacy intervention for primary school children who are struggling with reading and writing after their first year of school. The intervention involves intensive one-to-one lessons for 30 minutes a day with a specially trained Reading Recovery teacher, for an average of 20 weeks (about two terms). The programme is different for every child, assessing what the child knows and what he/she needs to learn next.
For more information see: http://readingrecovery.ioe.ac.uk/about.html