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How are Reading Recovery Costs Calculated?

Costs of Reading Recovery interventions vary across school districts and regions of the country. When comparing costs of interventions for the lowest-achieving first graders consider these factors:

  • Number of Reading Recovery students served daily
  • Salary and benefits of the teacher to determine estimated costs per student
  • Length of daily lessons
  • Duration of intervention
  • Outcomes for the lowest-achieving children
  • Additional benefits of intervention

“Every $3 invested in Reading Recovery saved $5 in other costs.” -Moriarty, Massachusetts State Legislature, 1997

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