Office of Shared Accountability Reports

Evaluation of the Short- and Long-term Effects of Reading Recovery in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)


This report explores the short- and long-term impacts of Reading Recovery on students who successfully complete the program as measured by local and state assessments. The findings indicate that students who participated in Reading Recovery accelerated their reading to and beyond the grade-level benchmark by the end of Grade 1. The study did not find sustained effects of Reading Recovery in Grade 2.


Recommendations to improve the literacy skills of students not meeting the reading benchmarks in Grades 2 are included.

File Name: Reading Recovery Report (final report 08-01-08).pdf (1.1 MB PDF)