Early Literacy Research Library (ELRL) - Metric

Reach Out and Read (ROR) Materials

ROR Materials

Access: FREE/Open Access

evaluation focus

Early Literacy Development and ROR Adherence

applicable ages

0-60 months; 0-5 years

available language(s)



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Some articles referenced using Reach Out and Read (ROR) resources as research metrics/measures. These resources include:


  1. ROR’s “Milestones of Early Literacy Development Chart” that outlines milestones of motor development, milestones of communication and cognition, anticipatory guidance for parents, and suggestions about what to read across the following age ranges:
      • 0-6 months
      • 6-12 months
      • 12-24 months
      • 2-3 years
      • 3-4 years
      • 4-5 years
  2. ROR’s “Site Observation Scale“, a 20-item instrument assessing provider and clinic level adherence to the ROR model, including book distribution and parent-provider interactions. The validity or reliability of instrument has not yet been determined.