Copymasters for the Observation Survey and Reading Recovery

The Copymasters for the Observation Survey and Reading Recovery is an Adobe Acrobat pdf file, and all the sheets can be printed out to be filled in manually.

    The following interactive sheets have information fields that can be filled in on-screen. The records can then be printed and/or saved to an archive.
  • InteractiveOS Summary Sheet.pdf
    Observation Survey Summary Sheet (2 pages)
  • Interactive OS Summary for Multiple Assessments.pdf
    Observation Summary for Multiple Assessments (1 page)
  • Interactive Recommendations for Discontinuing the Lesson Series
    Recommendations for Discontinuing the Lesson Series Before Final Assessment (1 Page)

Research Reports
Pilot study to develop a new version of the Hearing and Recording Sounds in Words task (PDF)
Renorming five tasks of the Observation Survey for New Zealand (PDF)

Ages: 5-7 years

About the Author

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Marie Clay

For three decades Marie Clay has been acknowledged as a world leader in research on literacy learning, child development and the prevention of learning disorders.

Her early academic work as a child psychologist involved the observation and study of children as they acquire literacy. An outcome of this research was the development of reliable tools for assessing progress with literacy learning and these instruments have been published and are widely used around the world today.

Marie's decision to focus on struggling learners and the resulting development of the Reading Recovery early intervention changed how the education community worldwide viewed these children's chances of becoming literate.

There are many other publications by Marie Clay in the areas of writing, oral language and classroom learning.