Effectiveness of the Hill Model of Instruction : A Program Evaluation of the Greenville Learning Center

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Megan Brandon (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/
Christy M. Walcott

Abstract: This study examined the effectiveness of the methodology utilized by the Hill Center an educational program for children with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders in Durham North Carolina. This methodology the Hill Method incorporates components from the Orton-Gillingham model of instruction such as multisensory instruction mastery learning and formative feedback. Specifically this study evaluated the Greenville Learning Center in Greenville North Carolina  a  replication  site  of  the  Hill  Center's  Half-Day Model. Fourteen students enrolled in the Greenville Learning Center were evaluated at three points during the school year using oral reading fluency and math fluency CBM probes. Information on each student's  instructional  level  was  recorded  and  used  as  a  metric  for  further  assessment.  Scores  on   the WJ-III Achievement were examined from 2010 (pre-test) and 2011 (post-test). W scores and standard scores were examined for the Basic Reading and Math Calculation composites as well as  the  Reading  Fluency  Subtest.  Results  indicated  that  students'  W  scores  improved   significantly though standard scores did not reflect the same growth. CBM measures indicated a positive though modest growth in reading and math fluency though many students were already reading at a level above their current grade at baseline. These results provided moderate support for the effectiveness Greenville Learning Center and the Hill Center's  methodology  as  a  whole. 

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Date: 2012
Psychology, Educational psychology, ADHD, Learning disabilities, Program Evaluation
Children with mental disabilities--Education
Greenville Learning Center (Greenville, N.C.)--Evaluation
Hill Center (Durham, N.C.)

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