Evidence supports Reading Recovery on several fronts: its solid research base since its inception, its high success rate with the lowest–performing first–grade students, its cost–effectiveness, its assessment measures, and its response to change, including specific adaptations to emphasize phonemic awareness and phonics.
Constant fine–tuning is the key to the success of Reading Recovery. Continually evolving and expanding in relation to new research, it sets an example for ongoing professional development. These volumes will contribute to that development for Reading Recovery teachers, teacher leaders, and trainers, as well as other early literacy educators. Its publication supports the efforts of the Reading Recovery Council of North America.