HillRAP© Reading Intervention

Implemented at Hill Learning Center and in public, charter, and independent schools across North Carolina and beyond, Hill Reading Achievement Program (HillRAP) provides educators with a research-based, individualized, structured approach to improving reading for students who are struggling. HillRAP typically serves students with foundational gaps in literacy development due to one or more of the following profiles:

  • Diagnosed or undiagnosed learning differences or attention challenges
  • Limited English proficiency (i.e. English Language Learners)
  • Effects of growing up in poverty

HillRAP is an individualized, mastery-based intervention program delivered on a 4:1 basis by teachers who are trained in multi-sensory, direct, structured language instruction. A key feature of the program is ongoing formative assessment that enables a teacher and student to track progress on a daily basis.

HillRAP is aligned with research-validated reading strategies in the National Reading Panel’s five key areas for effective reading instruction —phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, reading comprehension, and vocabulary.

Independent, third party evaluations of HillRAP implementation in public schools demonstrated positive impacts on student achievement and growth in reading. HillRAP students build confidence as they experience reading success, often for the first time.

Teachers who seek to implement the Hill Reading Achievement Program (HillRAP) must register for a blended learning training that includes the online Breaking the Code: Phonological Awareness & Phonics course and a two-day, in-person training.

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Interested in strengthening your HillRAP implementation practices? Consider becoming a certified HillRAP instructor!

HillRAP Across North Carolina

HillRAP is currently being implemented from eastern North Carolina to the mountains, and in multiple other states and countries.

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Choose HillRAP Print or HillRAP Digital

HillRAP Print

  • Delivered using student and teacher notebooks to individualize instruction and track progress.
  • Teachers participate in an online course and 2-day HillRAP Print in-person workshop, with follow up coaching available.
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HillRAP Digital

  • Uses smart technology with teacher and student iPads to support instruction and deliver real-time data.
  • Teachers participate in an online course and 2-day HillRAP Digital in-person workshop, with follow up coaching available.
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Important COVID-19 Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hill Learning Center has transitioned to distance learning and remote operations through May 15. Access to campus is restricted to essential personnel only.

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