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

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

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:49 am

At long last, this is a most welcome official statement that Reading Recovery is no longer officially supported by the NSW Education Department!

https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-a ... g-recovery

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.
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Re: NSW: 'From 2018, the department no longer provides system support for Reading Recovery.'

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:00 pm

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/stor ... y-program/

New literacy teachers recruited as NSW government axes Reading Recovery

Alexandra Smith

A team of 50 literacy and numeracy experts will be recruited to support NSW teachers as the government axes the controversial $50 million Reading Recovery program, which is used in more than 900 schools but was found to be ineffective.

Principals were told in November that the NSW Department of Education would no longer be supporting Reading Recovery, which targets year 1 students who are struggling with literacy. Students undergo a one-on-one intensive program for up to 20 weeks.

But a report commissioned by the department found Reading Recovery, which costs more than $50 million a year to run in NSW, may have some impact on students who are really struggling with basic reading but the improvements are often short-lived.

In NSW, Reading Recovery is in 60 per cent of schools and at least 14 per cent of year 1 students take part in it.




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