Reading Rescue


Reading Rescue brings expertise in literacy intervention into schools.

Program Description

A professional development program, one-on-one, and small group research-based literacy intervention geared towards first graders who are struggling to read.

Type of service
Academic Intervention
Other type of service

Reading intervention and professional development for educators.

Year Started
Headquarter Location (City, State)
New York, New York
States of Operation
New York
Most recent number of students served
Subject Offered
Early Literacy
Grade Levels
1st Grade,
2nd Grade
Languages Offered
During School
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Tutor-Student Ratio
1:1 or 3:1
Number of Sessions Per Week
Number of Minutes Per Session
Does your program engage with parents?
Customer Type
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
Currently, Reading Rescue is offered to all schools free of charge given philanthropic support of The Literacy Trust. Historically, schools have paid between $0-8,000 a year.
Cost to Student
Type of Tutor
Other tutor type
Any member of a school's staff (paraprofessionals, teachers, coaches, librarians, and in some cases CBO partner staff) can receive professional development to deliver the research-based instruction that helps accelerate struggling readers' literacy skill
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
RCT Citation
RCT effect size
ES = +0.33
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
QED effect size
ES = +0.87
Contact Name
Tiffany Zapico

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