Reading Recovery

From 2018, the department no longer provides system support for Reading Recovery.

In 2015, The Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE) conducted an evaluation of Reading Recovery, which found evidence to suggest that the long term impact of Reading Recovery is limited for the vast majority of students.

Support for reading

Each school will have different support needs, depending on their context and the needs of their students. The department is investing more support in professional learning to ensure schools can address the literacy and numeracy needs of their students. In the early years, this includes professional learning in effective reading.

CESE provides schools with access to research and resources designed to inform practice on the most effective approaches to improving student performance. These include a literature review on effective reading instruction in the early years of school and the effective practices website.

For more information

P-2 Literacy Advisor

02 9266 8349

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