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HMH READ 180®

The Most Trusted and Effective Reading Intervention Solution

Read 180 is an evidence-based blended learning solution designed for students in Grades 3–12.

NWEA MAP Growth Placement Available!

NWEA® is now part of HMH. Active MAP® Growth™ customers can use student assessment scores to automatically place students into Read 180.

20 Years of Raising Reading Achievement

Supporting an MTSS approach, Read 180 integrates research around personalized best practices, adaptive technology, instructional strategies based on the science of reading, and scaffolded support for reading independently. Students receive systematic, explicit instruction and practice of foundational literacy skills to develop their fluency, expand vocabulary and strengthen comprehension skills to become proficient, skillful readers.

Intensive Reading Intervention for Core or Dedicated Classrooms

Read 180 provides proven, research-based intervention that works in core and dedicated intervention classrooms. That means students in core classrooms who are more than one year behind now have the support they need. Here's a breakdown of the options available on Ed, HMH's learning platform.

Read 180 Flex: Tier 2 and 3 Intervention for Core Classrooms

Our new offering, Read 180 Flex, is streamlined to fit into the core classroom, and it comes at a lower price. It includes:

  • Student Application from Phonics to Fluency to Comprehension
  • Independent Reading
  • NWEA MAP Growth & Reporting Suite
  • Teacher Success Pathway
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Tier 2 and 3 Intervention for Dedicated Classrooms

Read 180’s full program balances teacher-led instruction with personalized practice, allowing teachers to do what they do best. It includes:

  • Student Application from Phonics to Fluency to Comprehension
  • Independent Reading & ReaL Books
  • Language Launch (Newcomers)
  • NWEA MAP Growth & Reporting Suite
  • Getting Started & Teacher Success Pathway
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Two Years of Growth in One Year

Developed using the latest cognitive neuroscience, Read 180 can help students in Grades 3–12 gain up to two years average growth in one year.

Two Years of Growth in One Year

Maximum Support, in One Solution

Read 180 integrates the most effective RTI-based reading intervention strategies for Tier II and Tier III into one solution, supporting core and intervention teachers of students in Grades 3–12 who are reading below grade level.

Reading Intervention Strategies

Science of Reading at Read 180's Core

Teacher-led sessions and student software were built on the science of reading framework, blending Scarborough's Rope Model and the five pillars of reading to foster skills across all strands while building strong foundations to improve outcomes.

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Embracing All Learners

Through its adaptive technology and multisensory approach to reading instruction, Read 180 fosters an inclusive and captivating learning journey that supports a special education curriculum and caters to learners with disabilities such as dyslexia.

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A Single Solution, for Learners at Every Level

The research-based scope and sequence of System 44® is now fully integrated into Read 180 on Ed, where teachers have anytime, anywhere access. This single solution takes students from phonics to fluency to grade-level proficiency, and can be used within core or dedicated intervention classrooms.

Read 180 Gets Results

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2x expected annual growth

In one study, 65% of Read 180 students doubled their expected average annual growth.

1.9

1.9 years of growth in one year

Students using Read 180 in a Digital Access study gained an average of 1.9 years‘ worth of growth in one year.

70%

70% exceeded average growth

One study demonstrated 70% of students exceeding average annual growth from fall to spring after using Read 180.

A Reading Success Story

See how Read 180 put Jamaica, a former student in Clovis, California, on a path to a bright future.

STUDENT EXPERIENCE
  • Anchor Media

    Students are provided anchoring media at the beginning of each workshop and a phonics code lesson that helps them understand the text.

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  • Skills Mastery

    The Read 180 Student Application provides students with a personalized learning path that accelerates their road to reading proficiency. The Student App allows students to take control of their own learning by tracking their progress toward mastery of reading skills and witness their growth.

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  • Personalized Learning

    Students engage with developmentally and age-appropriate content that will accelerate achievement and growth mindset.

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  • Newcomer Support

    Language Launch, Volume 1 is now available to all Read 180 students. It is designed to support newcomer students in Grades 3–12 who are at the early stages of English language development.

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Teacher Experience

FOUNDATONAL SKILLS

Focus on Fluency

The ReaL Book: Code’s foundational literacy instruction is systematic, explicit, and multisensory, guiding students to “crack the code” of 44 sounds and 26 letters and join the community of readers.

Focus on Fluency

SMART TOOLS

To Proficiency and Beyond

Read 180 includes a suite of teacher-created resources designed to meet students’ individual needs and help them grow as readers. Built on the pillars of reading, these resources help students fully engage with text.

To Proficiency and Beyond

DATA ANALYTICS

Enhanced Decisions, Superior Outcomes

NWEA MAP Growth—included in the Read 180 subscription—helps determine students’ eligibility for Tier 2 or 3 intervention and allows teachers to automatically place students into personalized pathways. MAP Growth scores alongside our adaptive learning technology seamlessly integrate into Read 180, ensuring that students start at the correct placement within the student application.

Less Testing, More Insight

Implementation Success for Teachers and Leaders

  • Guided Implementation

    Read 180 includes continuous implementation support with Teacher Success Pathways that are personalized for each teacher, ensuring success in the first 30 days of instruction. Plus, on-demand resources are available all year long in Teacher's Corner®.

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  • Family Resources

    Families and caregivers have access to Family Room, on demand content that includes at-home learning advice in English and Spanish. Downloadable and printable letters make it easy to connect with families and caregivers, from anywhere.

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  • Leader Support

    From the administrator dashboard, leaders can access the rich resources on Teacher’s Corner, including leader-specific live events, resources for Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), and downloadable templates for classroom observations.

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Awards & Accolades

2023 Techand Learning B2 S Secondary Ed Winner Awards 1x1

Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence

Best for Back to School 2023

Codie 2023 Winner Awards 1x1

2023 SIIA CODiE Winner

HMH ELA K–12 Connected Curriculum: Best Suite of Connected/Integrated Solutions

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2024 EdTech Cool Tool Winner

Literacy/Reading Solution

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Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) Endorsement

Read 180 is endorsed as an effective reading intervention program.

NCII Award 1x1

National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII)

Highest NCII Ratings for Read 180 Studies of Academic Intervention Tools

Put students on the path to reading proficiency.

Insights & Resources

Student with Dyslexia Reaches Grade-Level Proficiency through Read 180

  • Report Type: Efficacy Study
  • Grade Level: Middle
  • Region: West
  • Population: Students with Disabilities, Students with Specific Learning Disabilities, Students with Dyslexia
  • Race/Ethnicity: White
  • District Urbanicity: Suburban
  • District Size: Small
  • Implementation Model: 0-39 Minutes, 40-59 Minutes, A/B Model
  • Demonstrates a Rationale
  • Intervention Curriculum
  • Literacy Curriculum

READ 180/System 44: KIPP NYC

  • Report Type: Efficacy Study
  • Grade Level: Middle, High
  • Region: Northeast
  • Population: English Learners, Students with Disabilities
  • District Urbanicity: Urban
  • District Size: Medium
  • Implementation Model: 40-59 Minutes, 60-79 Minutes, 80+ Minutes, A/B Model
  • Demonstrates a Rationale
  • Literacy Curriculum
  • Intervention Curriculum

Read 180: Muhlenberg County School District

  • Report Type: Efficacy Study
  • Grade Level: High
  • Region: Southeast
  • District Urbanicity: Suburban
  • District Size: Medium
  • Implementation Model: 0-39 Minutes, Digital Only
  • Demonstrates a Rationale
  • Intervention Curriculum
  • Literacy Curriculum

READ 180/System 44: Lodi Unified School District

  • Report Type: Efficacy Study
  • Grade Level: Elementary, Middle, High
  • Region: West
  • District Urbanicity: Suburban, Rural
  • District Size: Large
  • Implementation Model: 80+ Minutes
  • Demonstrates a Rationale
  • Literacy Curriculum
  • Intervention Curriculum

Document

This document provides an overview of the strong levels of evidence that show Read 180 and System 44’s effectiveness in increasing students’ literacy growth.

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Mapping the Mind: The Science Behind Reading Success

Mapping the Mind: The Science Behind Reading Success

Personalized Technology to Accelerate Learning

See how Read 180's Student Application provides adaptive instruction that allows students to move within their Zone of Proximal Development.

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Intensive Reading Intervention for the Core Classroom Brochure

Download the "Intensive Reading Intervention for the Core Classroom" brochure to learn more about how you can support Tier 2 and Tier 3 students in the core classroom.

Read 180® Grades 3–12

Intervention and Special Education

Developing Foundational and Comprehension Skills to Enhance Students’ Reading Abilities