The Banneker places a strong focus on overcoming educational problems that typically hold back minority youth. By implementing Reading Recovery as an early literacy program, we hope to ensure that our at-risk students will be provided with quality individual tutoring necessary to become fluent readers.
As such, Reading Recovery is an excellent early intervention to reduce the need for long-term programs. In instances where referral for additional assessment and service is needed, Reading Recovery provides a base of information not otherwise available from which to develop appropriate ongoing individualized educational interventions. The design and delivery of the program is very specific. The Reading Recovery teacher's program with the child is designed to take the confusion out of reading and writing. The child's learning accelerates to the point where he/she can effectively participate in the regular classroom program at average class level, typically in twelve-twenty weeks.