Reading Recovery and Literacy Lessons Are Research Based Interventions
The purpose of RTI is to provide high quality intervention for students who are struggling with early literacy learning so that these students will not need special education placement and services. The 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) allows, and in some cases requires, local school districts to allocate up to 15% of their special education funding to provide expert intervention and prevention services for the general education population. Individually designed instruction from a qualified Reading Recovery teacher or Literacy Lessons specialist is an appropriate and effective use of this resource.
For in depth information on how Reading Recovery fits as a part of response to intervention (RTI), please take a look at the following links: