Reading recovery is a research-based intervention program implemented at G.O. Bailey Primary School. This program is a short term, early intervention program designed to serve the lowest achieving readers in a first-grade class. In the Reading Recovery program, children receive individual thirty-minute lessons from a specially trained teacher over a period of 12 to 16 weeks. Children are selected for the Reading Recovery program based on teacher judgment and measures of assessment from Clay’s Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement. Reading Recovery students participate in an instructional program that is characterized by individual instructional and accelerated learning.