Evaluation report on the first year results from the Reading Achievement Program (RAP)
The Reading Achievement Program (RAP) is an initiative of The Hill Center, conducted in collaboration with the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation and Durham Public Schools. RAP is a public school program where struggling readers are pulled out of their regular classrooms daily for short periods of time to receive specialized instruction. RTI International is evaluating this program as it is currently being implemented in Durham Public Schools. RTI has analyzed the academic achievement of the participating students as measured by various subtests of the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement and of the North Carolina End-of-Grade Tests. This summary presents the preliminary results after the first year of RAP.