1991 - 2005
school districts in all regions of Missouri.
efforts for positive systemic change in literacy education.
Conducts and coordinates
current and follow-up research.
Academic Year 2001-2002 -
toward the goals of appropriate strategic plans including those in force
at the College, University, and national Reading Recovery® levels.
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has proactively secured Reading Recovery® affiliation agreements with
17 major school districts from different regions of the state that employ
Reading Recovery® teacher leaders. This means that a total of
sixty-six districts have Reading Recovery teachers in training who are
receiving Southeast graduate credit. (Six graduate credits per teacher
in the training year.)
academic year there are thirty-two adjunct Reading Recovery® faculty
members who have been successfully recruited and retained to teach Reading
Recovery® courses for Southeast.
$500,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary
Education (DESE) for fiscal year 2002 funds the Missouri Statewide Early
Literacy Intervention Program (MSELIP) and is administered through Southeast
Missouri State University.
The individuals involved in MSELIP work to achieve improved literacy instruction
in three settings. These include one-on-one Reading Recovery lessons
for first graders, small group instruction for children in grades K-3 and
classroom instruction delivered in elementary classrooms and some speciall
Recovery at Southeast has coordinated with Governor
Bob Holden and First Lady Lori Hauser Holden through their staff so that
there is a line item in the Governor's budget for an Early Literacy Initiative
that includes the Reading Recovery® program. The proposed line
item includes $500,000 base budget.
EL 874 for Reading Recovery® teachers and EL 875 for classroom teachers
have been taken by 1,249 teachers throughout the state during the five
years in which they have been offered. These workshops, offered for
three graduate hours each, help teachers learn how to improve literacy
Reading Recovery® has conducted follow-up research on two cohorts of
Reading Recovery® students from first grade through sixth grade.
This research is invaluable to the program at regional, state, and national
Reading Recovery® will continue to be proactive at the regional,
state and national levels in working toward our vision.
This will include but not be limited to communicating and collaborating
with school districts across the state, state officials including the governor
and legislators, and national Reading Recovery leaders and political leaders
including JoAnn Emerson, U.S. Representative from the 8th Congressional
District of Missouri.