I have had 14 children from my class go through RR. Of them, 2 left the program reading at a level around that of their average peers. Of the others, 4 were taken off the programme after 10 weeks, no reason given. 8 completed it, many having way beyond the 16 weeks they say it takes. These 8 were reported as having caught up their peers. They had not. They could "read" books carefully selected and worked on with the RR teacher. These books relied on "key words" taught as (to use an old-fashioned phrase) sight vocabulary; predictable text; picture clues, etc. Back in the real world of the classroom these children were still poor readers.