|AK||Adopted 10/2013||P-12||Early Literacy Screening|
4 AAC 06.713
Adds a new section. Requires districts to use effective early screening instruments with their kindergarten, first-grade and second-grade students, as well as certain third-
grade students who have previously been identified as experiencing early literacy del...
|NJ||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Professional Development for Reading Disabilities|
Requires the Department of Education to provide professional development opportunities related to reading disabilities, including dyslexia. Mandates certain school district personnel annually receive two hours of professional development related to reading dis...
|NJ||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Special Education Regulations|
Requires the Department of Education to include the International Dyslexia Association's definition of dyslexia in the special education section of the New Jersey Administrative Code. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2012/Bills/AL13/131_.PDF ...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Distribution of Information on Public Libraries and Library Cards|
Directs a school district, on request from a public library located in its boundaries, to disseminate information on the library and applications for library cards to students enrolled in the district. Requires that such information be distributed to specified...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Early Reading Program|
H.B. 3232 (Section 2)
Directs the Oregon Education Investment Board to establish the Oregon Early Reading Program to improve readiness of children preparing to enter kindergarten and improve reading proficiency by the end of third grade. Defines the mission(s) of the program that m...
|AK||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Early Literacy and Family Involvement|
Amends existing law and requires each school district to annually provide to parents and guardians of students enrolled in kindergarten through grade three in a public school current information on the importance of early literacy, including intervention strat...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Reading Assessments for Teachers and State-Wide Reading Plan|
Requires K-3 teachers biennially to take a survey on reading instruction based on reading instruction examination approved by SBE or an alternative yet comparable reading instruction examination that is equivalent to the examination approved by the State Board...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Communities in Schools Learning Initiative|
Provides that students enrolled in the Harvard University Reads for Summer Learning Initiative (Initiative), which is conducted with Communities in Schools of North Carolina (CISNC), are exempted from mandatory retention requirements under the North Carolina R...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Foundations of Reading Test for Teachers|
Act 20 - Section 2365r
Delays the effective date from January 1, 2014, to January 31, 2014, for the requirement that an applicant for an initial teaching license to teach in grades K-5,
in special education, as a reading teacher, or as a reading specialist, must first pass the Foun...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Reading Assessment|
Act 20 - Sections 1755 and 9134(3i)
Requires school districts and independent charter schools to assess 4 and 5 year old kindergarten students and 1st grade pupils for reading readiness beginning in 2013-14. Also specifies that beginning in 2014-15, adds students in 2nd to the list of students t...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Inappropriate Identification of ELLs Requiring Special Education|
Requires that any local or regional board of education identified by the Department of Education that disproportionately and inappropriately identifies English language learners as requiring special education services because such students have a reading defic...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Multidimensional Reading Assessments|
Requires that, included in the list of reading instruments available to school districts to use to diagnose student reading development and comprehension, there be at least two multidimensional assessment tools. Provides that multidimensional assessment tools ...
|HI||Passed 06/2013||P-12||Dyslexia Awareness and Support|
Requesting the board of education and department of education to evaluate the implementation of a plan to promote greater awareness of dyslexia and provide comprehensive support for students with dyslexia and other literacy challenges. http://www.capitol.hawai...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Third Grade Literacy|
Not later than January 31, 2014, requires the state board of education to adopt reading competencies for all reading credentials and training. Such competencies are expected to include, but not be limited to, an understanding of phonemic awareness, phonics, fl...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Additional Instructional Hour for 100 Lowest-Performing Elementary Schools|
S.B. 1514 - Additional Instructional Hour for 100 Lowest-Performing Elementary Schools
Extends funds through 2014-15 fiscal year for each district that has one or more of the 100 lowest-performing elementary schools based on the state reading assessment, to provide an additional instructional hour a day for intensive reading instruction for all ...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Middle Grades Promotion and Remediation|
S.B. 1076 - Middle Grades Promotion and Remediation
Makes various changes to middle grades promotion requirements, including to align with revised end-of-course assessment requirements for high school graduation. Amends requirement regarding career and education planning course to be taken in grades 6, 7, or 8;...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Dyslexia|
Requires the creation of new screening and intervention practices for students with dyslexia. Designates specific interventions. Requires parental notification.
|MS||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Literacy-Based Promotion|
Establishes and outlines actions school districts must take in implementing Literacy-Based Promotion Act in K-3 students to improve the reading proficiency of students in grades K-3 so that every student completing the 3rd grade is able to read at or above gra...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Early Reading Assessment|
S.B. 260 - Early Reading Assessment
Includes individualized data driven instruction as a potential intervention component in the reading achievement plan of each school serving students in grades K-3. Defines five domains of reading. Amends K-3 Reading Improvement Program language to make distri...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Enhanced Kindergarten and Early Intervention Interactive Computer Software Program|
S.B. 260 - Enhanced Kindergarten and Early Intervention Interactive Computer Software Program
Primarily from bill summary: Modifies the distribution of funds for enhanced kindergarten programs to districts and charter schools.
Requires the state board to select technology providers for the early intervention interactive computer software program by S...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||School Waivers|
Allows a public elementary school that had an adjusted pass rate of less than 75 percent on the third grade Standards of Learning reading assessment administered during the previous school year to apply to the Board of Education for a two-year waiver from the ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||P-3 Literacy & Middle Grades Math Interventions|
H.B. 2068/S.B. 1171
Requires local school divisions to provide early intervention services to kindergarten to grade three students who demonstrate deficiencies based on their individual performance on diagnostic reading tests (previously only required intervention services in 3rd...
|IL||Adopted 02/2013||P-12||Supporting Illinois Reads|
Supports the goals of the Illinois Reads program and urges citizens throughout the state to become involved as Illinois Reads Ambassadors to support the Illinois Reading Council's efforts to promote literacy. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/98/HR/PDF/09800HR00...
|MA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Third Grade Reading Expert Panel|
Establishes an Early Literacy Expert Panel to develop recommendations to have all students in the commonwealth reading proficiently by the end of third grade. Outlines who will serve on the panel, and logistics including term limits and meeting criteria.
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Third-Grade Reading Proficiency|
S.B. 316 - Third-Grade Reading Proficiency
Directs the state board to determine a level of achievement on the 3rd grade English language arts assessment for a student to be promoted to the 4th grade, and to review and adjust upward the level of achievement until the level is set at the "proficient" lev...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Licensure Requirements for Staff Developing Informational Sources to Support Curriculum and Literacy Development|
S.B. 316 - Licensure Requirements for Staff Developing Informational Sources to Support Curriculum and Literacy Development
By June 20, 2013, directs the department to conduct a study of the licensure requirements for educational staff responsible for the development of informational sources for the support of curriculum and literacy development in schools. Directs the department a...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Birth through 3rd Grade Literacy Education|
S.B. 316 - Birth through 3rd Grade Literacy Education
Directs the state board and the early childhood advisory council, in consultation with the governor's office of 21st century education, to develop legislative recommendations regarding the state's policies on literacy education for birth through 3rd grade with...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Additional State and Federal Funds to Support Early Literacy Assessment and Interventions|
S.B. 316 - Additional State and Federal Funds to Support Early Literacy Assessment and Interventions
By December 31, 2012, directs the superintendent of public instruction and the governor's director of 21st century education to issue a report to the governor and general assembly on the department's ability to to reprioritize state and federal funds appropria...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Oklahoma Bridge to Literacy Program|
Directs the state board to establish the Oklahoma Bridge to Literacy Program to improve reading skills of children through the 4th grade. Requires the state department to issue a request for proposals by October 1, 2012, and each October 1 after that, seeking ...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Early Childhood Literacy|
S.F. 2284 - Division IX
This section requires the state board to adopt, by rule, guidelines for school district implementation of basic levels of reading proficiency based on approved assessments and identification of tools to evaluate any student what may be determined deficient in ...
|LA||Adopted 05/2012||P-12||Literacy Screenings in Grades K-3|
From May 2012 Louisiana Register: LEAs must require every child enrolled in grades K-3 to be given a state board-approved literacy screening. The results of this screening must be used to plan instruction and provide appropriate and timely intervention. For st...
|VA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Third Grade Reading Intervention|
Public schools; reading intervention. Requires local school divisions to provide reading intervention services to students in grade three who demonstrate deficiencies based on their individual performance on the Standards of Learning reading test or any readin...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Ensuring K-3 Literacy Education|
Requires each local education provider (LEP, i.e., school districts, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services or BOCES, charter schools) to provide to students in kindergarten through 3rd grade the instruction and evidence based interventions necessary to en...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Approved Reading Screening Instruments|
Deletes the limitation on the number of screening instruments that the state board is to approve for use at the beginning of the school year (previously, it was no more than three). Requires that at least one of the screening instruments meet the following cri...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||P-3 Reading Proficiency & Teacher Preparation|
(Sec. 5) Requires the Department of Education, by January 1, 2012, to develop and approve reading assessments that districts must use to identify kindergarten through third grade who are below proficiency in reading. Assessments must: 1) Include frequent stude...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Dyslexia Teacher Training Pilot|
New section of law. Establishes a dyslexia teacher training pilot to train higher education faculty to teach multisensory structure reading education for students with dyslexia to teacher candidates. Other purposes are to demonstrate and evaluate the effective...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Modifies the Reading Sufficiency Act|
Adds kindergarten students to assessment requirement (K-3 students are to be assessed at the beginning of each year using an approved screening instrument). Establishes that a statewide criterion-referenced test is the initial determinant, but not the sole det...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Electronic Reader Pilot Program|
Requires the State Department of Education to conduct a study on the costs and benefits (specifications detailed in bill) of establishing an electronic reader pilot program in certain public middle schools or high schools in the State; Requires the Department ...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Early Literacy Assessment Tool|
H.B. 1345 (sec. 7)
Requires the education department to issue request for proposals for the purchase of an early literacy assessment tool that teachers may use to obtain real-time assessments of the reading skill levels of K-3 students, and, based on the results, create interven...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Reading Sufficiency Program of Instruction|
Repeals section 37-13-10, Mississippi code of 1972, which provides components of a reading sufficiency program of instruction to be implemented by the state board of education.
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Reading Instruction|
H.B. 5101 - Reading Instruction
For the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years, requires each district with one or more of the 100 lowest-performing elementary schools based on the state reading assessment to use specified funds to provide intensive reading instruction during an additional hour of...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||K-3 Response to Intervention System in Reading, Writing, Math and Behavior|
H.B. 69 - K-3 Response to Intervention System in Reading, Writing, Math and Behavior
Defines "aphasia", "dyscalculia", "dysgraphia", "dyslexia", "phonemic awareness" and "scientifically based research". Directs the state board to promulgate administrative regulations for districtwide use of a response-to-intervention system for K-3 students, t...
|WI||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Reading Section|
Creates the Governor's Read to Lead Development Fund and the Read to Lead Development Council. Sets membership of the Council. Allows for awarding of grants to any person other than a school board for support of a literacy improvement program. Makes appropriat...
|AZ||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Third -Grade Retention|
Directs the Department of Education to prominently post on their website best practice examples of reading intervention and remedial reading strategies used in school districts and charter schools in the state. Removes current good cause exemptions for promoti...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Reading Assessment and Intervention|
Requires assessment and early intervention for dyslexia and other reading difficulties in K-3. Directs districts to report number of students identified by screening.
|NM||Signed into law 02/2012||P-12||K-3 Plus Program|
Converts the "K-3 plus" pilot project to a program in the state education department to provide funding for additional educational time for disadvantaged students in kindergarten through third grade to improve numeracy, literacy and social skills. In evaluatin...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2011||P-12||Dyslexia Early Screening and Intervention Pilot|
Specifies dyslexia as a specific learning disability. Directs the superintendent of public instruction to establish a pilot project, to operate for three school years in three districts, to provide early screening and intervention services for children with ri...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2011||P-12||Dyslexia Training for K-4 Teachers|
H.B. 157 - Dyslexia Training for K-4 Teachers
Defines "dyslexia" and "dyslexia specialist". Permits the governing board of any educational service center to engage the services of a dyslexia specialist to provide training for teachers of grades K-4 on the indicators of dyslexia and the instruction that ch...
|MN||Adopted Rules 11/2011||P-12||Rules Governing English Language Arts Academic Standards|
MN ADC 3501.0640, 0645, 0650, 0655
Revised English Language Arts standards to set consistent expectations across the state. The revised standards include statutory requirements related to college and career readiness, technology information literacy, and contributions of Minnesota American Indi...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2011||P-12||Governor's Reading Award Program|
S.B. 942 - Governor's Reading Award Program
Repeals the Governor's Reading Award Program, a grant program for school districts that maintain any of grades K-8. Repeals the requirement that the secretary contract for the public involvement campaign to inform Californians that promoting reading in the pub...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Reading Proficiently by Grade 3|
(1) Restates the literacy goal so that the legislature seeks to have every child reading at or above grade level no later than the end of grade 3. (2) Adds identification requirements for students who are not reading at grade level. (3) Requires reading assess...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Reading Corps Specifications|
Expands the state's Reading Corps program to include comprehensive, scientifically based reading instruction to children age three to grade three. Requires the commission to submit a biennial report that records and evaluates program data to determine the effi...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Promotion of Minimum Reading Opportunities Daily|
Directs each school board to promote at least 60 minutes of minimum reading opportunities daily for students in grades K-3 whose reading level is one grade level or lower than their current grade level according to current learning standards and the school dis...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Closing the Achievement Gap/Early Literacy|
Sec. 1 - Establishes a task force to address the academic achievement gaps in Connecticut by considering effective approaches to closing the achievement gaps in elementary, middle and high schools. Requires the task force to submit a master plan to the General...
|IN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Licensing Requirements Related to Reading|
S.B. 1 - Proficiencies for Teaching Reading
To be licensed as an elementary teacher, individuals must be able to demonstrate comprehensive scientifically based reading instruction skills, including: (a) phonemic awareness; (b) phonics instruction; (c) fluency; (d) vocabulary; and (e) comprehension (the ...
|NC||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011||P-12||Third Grade Literacy Recommendations|
H.B. 200 - Third Grade Literacy Recommendations
Articulates legislative priority that high school graduates enter the workforce or higher education fully prepared. To implement this priority, directs the joint education oversight committee to study and report to the 2012 regular session with a comprehensive...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Reading Proficiency|
Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, a student in the third grade may not be promoted to the next grade level unless the student has shown a basic understanding of curriculum and ability to perform the skills required in the subject of reading as demonstr...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Assessing and Improving Literacy Section|
A.B. 40 (Act 32) - Budget Bill
Provided over $600,000 for costs to develop and implement a program to assess and improve literacy in elementary school
children (section 9101 (2)). A task force created by the governor by executive order and charged with developing detailed recommendations fo...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Reading Proficiency and Support|
Starting with students entering first grade in the 2011-2012 school year, the program of reading instruction must include provisions of the READ Initiative adopted by the school district, as instructed in the measure. If a reading deficiency is not remedied by...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Elements of Reading Instruction|
Requires all teachers of reading in the public schools in kindergarten through third grade to incorporate into instruction the five elements of reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Notification of Student Reading Below Grade Level|
Clarifies that a district or charter school must assess the reading level of a student in 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade at the midpoint of a school year using multiple assessments and, by February 15, notify the parent if a student is reading below grade level. http:/...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Allowable Expenditures of K-3 Reading Improvement Program Funds|
Identifies allowable expenditures of K-3 Reading Improvement Program funds, including, among other uses, focused reading remediations through before- and after-school programs and summer programs, or reading software. Directs the state board to annually report...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||K-3 Reading Improvement Program|
Directs the state board of education to approve a benchmark assessment for districts and charter schools to assess the reading proficiency of 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders at the beginning, middle and end of the school year, and report the assessment results to a s...
|MS||Vetoed 03/2011||P-12||Repeal of Reading Sufficiency Components|
To repeal components for the state department of education reading sufficiency program of instruction. (Identical to S.B. 2531, which was signed into law.)
|VA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Standards of Quality|
H.B. 1792/S.B. 1270
Codifies in the Standards of Quality the flexibility to use funds provided in the appropriation act and provided to local school divisions for certain staffing standards related to instructional staff in mathematics, limited English proficiency, reading, techn...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Teaching Reading and Elementary Licensure Exam|
Requires the knowledge of the science of teaching reading to be part of the teacher assessment examination for elementary licensure.
|IN||Notices of Intent to Adopt Rules 10/2010||P-12||Reading Framework|
511 IAC 6.1-5-2.6; 511 IAC 6.2-3.1
Amends 511 IAC 6.1-5-2.6 to include the utilization of the reading framework adopted by the state board of education as part of the required elementary curriculum. Adds 511 IAC 6.2-3.1 to define and require elementary schools to submit a reading plan and to de...
|TX||Adopted 08/2010||P-12||Intensive Reading or Language Intervention Pilot Program|
19 TAC 102.1057
2007 H.B. 1270 requires an intensive reading and language intervention pilot program that had been permissive, and directs the commissioner to adopt rules to implement the program. Adopted as published in the March 26, 2010 Texas Register (pp 92-93 of 151): ht...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Reading/Literacy|
H.B. 1543--Multiple Provisions
Removes the provision specifying that no fee can be charged for Parents as Teachers services, clarifies that families with children younger than the kindergarten entry age will be eligible to receive specified services, requires priority to be given to high-ne...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Task Force on Reading Assessment|
Requires the State Board of Education to adopt specific competency requirements for the promotion of third grade pupils.
Establishes the Task Force on Reading Assessment. Specifies requirements for inclusion in the State Board of Education adopted competency r...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Adolescent Literacy|
Relates to adolescent reading skills. Expresses legislative intent that all middle and high school students have the skills necessary to read complex materials in specific core subjects and comprehend and apply information. Requires every middle and high scho...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Reading Below Grade Level and Remediation|
Requires notification of a parent of a 1st, 2nd or 3rd grader, prior to midyear of the school term, that the student is reading below grade level, as determined by multiple assessments. Requires the district or charter school to provide information to the pare...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Funding Remedial Programs and School Fund Transfers|
Adds a new chapter to the code, Chapter 8.5--Reading Deficiency Remediation Plan.
Requires the state superintendent and the state board to develop a plan to improve reading skills of students and implement appropriate remediation techniques for students. ...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Services for Students w/ Dyslexia|
Requires interventions for students displaying characteristics of dyslexia; provides that a parent of a student referred to a student assistance team shall be informed of the parent's right to request an initial special education evaluation; requires the Depar...
|UT||Adopted 07/2009||P-12||Adult Education Programs|
Changes the percentage and the criteria for which funds are allocated to local Adult Education programs consistent with findings from the state legislative audit of the adult education program. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bulletin/2009/20090515/32647.ht...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|Interagency Literacy Council|
Establishes the Interagency Literacy Council for the study, promotion and enhancement of literacy in the state. Specifies that one of the duties of the council is to study current research to assess the adult literacy needs in this state. Directs the council t...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12|
|Increasing Workforce in High-Demand and "Green" Occupations|
H.B. 1935 and H.B. 3, Section 64
Establishes the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant program and fund to award grants to public junior colleges and public technical institutes, and to eligible nonprofit organizations to:
(1) Develop or support nonprofit organizations' programs that pre...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Participation in Teacher Reading Academy|
H.B. 3 - Section 24
Amends action that triggers a teacher's participation in a teacher reading academy. Former provision required teacher to participate in reading academy if teacher provided instruction in reading, math, science or social studies to students in any grades 6-8 an...
|WY||Adopted 05/2009||P-12||Adolescent Literacy|
Amends rules concerning standards for middle level grades (5-8). Entails standards for preparing educators to teach language arts to middle-level students.
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Assessment of Reading Instruction|
Includes as part of the Board of Teaching's licensure exams an assessment of reading instruction for teacher licensure prekindergarten and elementary school candidates.
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Minnesota Reading Corps Program|
Establishes a Minnesota Reading Corps program to provide AmeriCorps members with a data-based problem-solving model of literacy instruction to help train local Head Start program providers, other prekindergarten program providers, and staff in schools with stu...
|FL||Adopted 05/2009||P-12||ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES|
FAC 6A-6.054, .0900, .0901, .0904, .0905, .0906, .0907, .0908, .0909,.09091
Amends rule to provide criteria for reading intervention for students in the grades K-12; amends rule to update terminology to reflect current practice in the field and update statutory references with regard to school personnel providing services to students ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Dyslexia Training Program|
Requires the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop an educator training program to enhance the reading, writing, and spelling skills of students with dyslexia by implementing the findings of the dyslexia pilot program and to develop a d...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Teacher Preparation in Reading Instruction|
Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, all institutions within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education that offer elementary, early childhood education, or special education programs approved by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation are requ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Teacher Professional Development|
S.B. 1 Section 8
Adds provision that teacher professional development programs must be based on teacher needs. Makes inclusion of specific components in teacher professional development programs mandatory instead of optional. Adds the following areas of mandatory teacher profe...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Duties of Commission on Volunteers|
Relates to the Utah Commission on Volunteers. Removes the commission's duty to prepare service learning applications. Removes the commission's duty to establish a community volunteer training program to assist school districts in implementing certain literacy ...
|IL||Adopted 03/2009||P-12||Reading Improvement Block Grant Program|
23 IAC 260.100, .110, .120, .130, .140
Establishes rules concerning the Reading Improvement Block Grant Program. Identifies the applicants eligible to apply for professional development grants on a competitive basis, establishes the procedures and requirements for both initial and continuation appl...
|UT||Adopted 11/2008||P-12||Adult Education Programs|
Updates and align state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to adult education programs. Adds provisions regarding the qualifications of adult education teachers. Deletes references to adult education diplomas. Specifies that adult education must provi...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||Language arts development|
Requires the State Board of Education to revise reading/language arts framework to include, as a core program, the English Language Development Literacy Program, a basic comprehensive English language literacy program for English learners, that would be aligne...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||curriculum standards|
Relates to the State Board of Education and school curriculum content standards. Requires that prior to the adoption of a curriculum framework, a content standards review panel must be appointed for reading/language arts and history/social sciences. Requires t...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Dyslexia Screenings|
By January 30, 2009, requires the state board to implement a pilot program to provide universal screening of students in grades prekindergarten through 3 for dyslexia and related disorders. Provides that if no monies are appropriated in the 2008-2009 fiscal ye...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2008||Postsec.|
|Adult Literacy Board and Services|
Establishes an adult literacy board as a standing committee of the state Employment and Training Commission to review and advise the commission on workforce investment and adult literacy services.
|CO||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Addressing Student Literacy Challenges|
Requires the Department of Education to make available to school districts, administrative units, and local education agencies technical assistance and training pertaining to students with literacy challenges, including dyslexia, and to base the training on a ...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Licensing Teach for America and Middle School Reading|
Directs the state board to issue a license to teach to persons in the Teach for America Program; provides such licenses will not be subject to the requirements of the residency program; requires certain coursework; provides upon successful completion of the co...
|MO||Adopted 05/2008||P-12||STATE REIMBURSED REMEDIAL READING|
5 CSR 50-320.010
Proposes to rescind rules regarding the standards for remedial reading classes.
|MD||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12|
|Adult and Family Literacy Programs|
Requires the State Department of Education each year by August 1 to compile a list by county of adult education and family literacy services offered to the public; requires the Department to distribute the list to specified local school officials and to post t...
|UT||Adopted 01/2008||P-12||Adult Education Programs|
Defines "adult basic education," "adult education," "GED," "measurable outcomes." Establishes clearer fiscal standards and practices for adult education programs. Adds a new section focusing adult education funds on student outcomes and student mastery. http:/...
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2008||P-12||Literacy Volunteers of New Jersey|
Amends fiscal year 2008 annual appropriations act to allocate $ 250,000 from Governor's Literacy Initiative to Literacy Volunteers of New Jersey, Inc.
|CA||Signed into law 10/2007||Postsec.||Reading/literacy|
Requires the Postsecondary Education Commission to assess and discuss issues, information, and barriers relating to, and progress made in the accomplishment of, the creation of additional speech-language pathology assistant training programs in a report to the...
|IL||Signed into law 10/2007||Community College||We Want to Learn English Initiative|
Authorizes the community college board to establish and administer a We Want to Learn English Initiative to provide resources for immigrants and refugees to learn English. Provides that the board may include in its budget proposal $ 15,000,000 in funding for t...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12|
|Reading Instruction Requirement for Teachers|
Provides for the extension of the requirement that a teacher, in order to advance to a professional certification, must complete a course of study with appropriate field experiences in the diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities and differential inst...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Professional Development for Teachers of Reading|
Adds provisions related to implementing comprehensive reading reform and systemic change. Specifies that the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation shall award one-year grants renewable for up to two (2) additional years to public schools that serve stude...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Intensive Reading or Language Intervention Pilot Program|
Requires, rather than authorizes, the commissioner of education to establish by rule an intensive reading or language intervention pilot program. The bill requires the Commissioner to allocate up to $6 million for the pilot from funds appropriated for accelera...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Read-to-Achieve Grant Program|
Creates the Read-to-Achieve Grant Program in which grants are given to fund intensive reading programs of eligible public schools for pupils whose reading readiness or literacy and reading comprehensive skills are below an established levels for pupils in spec...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Impact of Libraries|
Creates a legislative interim committee to study the impact of Vermont's public libraries on increased literacy, computer and internet access, and adult and child resources and services.
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Early Childhood Literacy Programs|
H.F. 2245 [Early Childhood]
Establishes a research-based early childhood literacy program premised on actively involved parents, ongoing professional staff development, and high quality early literacy program standards. Intended to increase the literacy skills of children participating i...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Reporting of First Grade Literacy|
H.F. 2245 [First Grade Literacy]
Requires districts to report to the commissioner on education students who are at risk of not learning to read by the end of first grade.
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Reading Teacher Academies|
H.B. 2237 (Reading-Related Provisions)
Directs the commissioner to establish teacher academies for teachers providing reading instruction for students in grades 6 through 8 by June 1, 2008. Attendance in a
reading academy is required for teachers of reading, mathematics, science, or social studies ...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12|
|High School Redesign|
H.B. 584/S.B. 561
Provides for high school redesign. Directs the department of education to establish a readiness assessment system to measure the readiness of every New Mexico high school student for success in higher education or a career no later than the 2008-2009 school ye...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Funding for K-3 Reading Improvement Program|
Provides an ongoing appropriation, subject to future budget constraints, to the state board for the K-3 Reading Improvement Program. Appropriates $2,500,000 from the Uniform School Fund for fiscal year 2007-08.
|MS||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||K-3 Literacy and Numeracy Screening|
Relates to dyslexia screening and remediation pilot programs. Requires state department of education to select a literacy and numeracy screening instrument to be used by districts for K-3 students. Requires all districts to use selected instrument. Districts m...
|UT||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Early Childhood Reading Readiness|
This concurrent resolution of the legislature and governor encourages reading with a child 20 minutes a day to help prepare children for success in school and lifelong learning. http://le.utah.gov/~2007/bills/hbillenr/hcr005.htm...
|LA||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||Adult Education Content Standards|
LAC 28:CXXIX.Chapter 1-11
Raises accountability levels among adult education programs and ensures similar concepts are taught at appropriate educational levels throughout the state. Page 3-11 of 67 http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0611/0611RUL.pdf...
|UT||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||Funding for Reading Improvement Programs|
Allows a school district to budget an increased amount of ad valorem property tax revenue in addition to revenue from new growth without the required advertising (notice) requirements based on the date of voted leeway approval for Reading Improvement Programs...
|WV||Adopted 10/2006||P-12||Reading & Language Arts Content Standards|
Title 126, Series 44A
Amends rules regarding reading and language arts content standards and objectives for West Virginia schools. http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/p2520.1_ne.pdf...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Language Arts and Math Instruction Requirements|
Prohibits the State Board of Education from adopting the same basic instructional materials in language arts or mathematics for the same grade level in successive years. Requires that instructional materials for language arts be submitted to the state board fo...
|WV||Adopted 09/2006||P-12||Program/Curriculum Requirements|
Title 126, Series 42
Amends rules regarding the pre-K & K-12 program or curriculum requirements; reduces the amount of required teaching time for English Language Arts and Reading in middle school; changes pathway options to high school graduation from 3 to 2; requires a minimum n...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Language Arts Curriclum|
Requires the 2008 Reading/Language Arts/English Language Development Curriculum Frameworks and Criteria adopted by the Board of Education to include the accelerated English program. Requires the board, commencing with the 2008 Reading/Language Arts/English Lan...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Reading First Evaluation|
Provides a local educational agency that receives continuous funding for Reading First beginning in rounds 1-3 of grant funding is eligible for grant funding through the 5th and 6th years of funding if it demonstrates significant progress. Requires the State B...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Prekindergarten and Family Literacy Programs|
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Department of Education to administer prekindergarten and family literacy programs. Requires a participating program to provide certain child development and family literacy services in order to r...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Instruction in Reading and Mathematics|
Requires each public school district to ensure that a majority of the instructional time each day of the school year in kindergarten through third grade is focused on reading and mathematics (Chapter No. 146).
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Class Size and Other Block Grant Funds|
S.B. 2272 - Section 6
Extends repeal date of Iowa Early Intervention and School Improvement Technology Block Grant Programs to July 2007. (Includes funds for K-3 class size reduction and student achievement in basic skills, especially reading skills.) http://coolice.legis.state.ia....
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Extended School Program for Adults|
S.B. 2272 - Section 38
Deletes provision that a local board may provide an extended school tuition-free program for district residents over the maximum school age of 21 who do not have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma and who are currently enrolled in an educ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12|
|Creation of Just Read, Florida Office and Research-Based Strategies|
H.B. 7087 (Section 8)
There is created in the Department of Education the Just Read, Florida! office. The office will: (1) Train highly effective reading coaches. (2) Create multiple designations of effective reading instruction; (3) Train K-12 teachers and school principals on eff...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Florida Secondary School Redesign Act|
H.B. 7087 - Section 19
Defines secondary schools as those serving grades 6-12. Specifies that the following guiding principles must be used in the annual preparation of each secondary school's improvement plan:
(a) Struggling students, especially those in failing schools, need th...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12|
|Florida Center for Reading Research|
H.B 7087 (Section 34)
Creates the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) at the Florida State University. The center shall include two outreach centers, one at a central Florida community college and one at a south Florida state university. The center and the outreach centers, ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Research-based Reading Instruction Allocation|
H.B. 7087 (Section 50)
The research-based reading instruction allocation is created to provide comprehensive reading instruction to students in kindergarten through grade 12. Funds for comprehensive, research-based reading instruction will be allocated annually to each school distr...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12|
|Reading Instruction Requirement for Teacher Certification|
Requires reading instruction as a mandatory element of teacher education curriculum and requires certification of teacher competence in reading instruction.
|WA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Reading Achievement Account|
From Substitute Senate Bill Report: A Reading Achievement Account (Account) is created in the custody of the State Treasurer. The Account is a non-appropriated but allotted fund. The Account is allowed to retains its own interest. The Director of the Departmen...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Reading Materials Fund|
Creates a Reading Materials Fund to be used to purchase scientific research-based reading materials for certain reading programs; makes appropriations. A school district may apply for funding for its reading program if: (1) core and supplemental materials are ...
|OK||Adopted 11/2005||P-12||Teacher Education and Certification|
Amends rules concerning teacher education and certification withregard to competencies for licensure. Adds the reading competencies forelementary teachers to the competencies for special education teachers. OKLAHOMA 13921...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2005||P-12||Adult Learners May Take Exit Exam|
An act to add Section 60851.3 to the Education Code, relating to education. Require the exit examination to be offered to a person regularly enrolled in an adult education program. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_1051-1100/ab_1057_bill_20050908_enrol...
|RI||Adopted 09/2005||P-12||Literacy for Students Entering High School|
Establishes rules to provide for improving reading levels for students. Revises graduation requirements. Implements personalized learning environments. RHODE ISLAND REG 2450 (SN)...
|OK||Adopted 08/2005||P-12||Reading Sufficiency Act|
Establishes rules concerning the Reading Sufficiency Act to meet legislative changes from the 2005 session . Updates student eligibility for participation in the Act, allowable expenditures, dates for reporting from districts, requirements for evaluation of th...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Governor's Books from Birth Fund|
S.B. 2275/Act 416
Establishes the Governor's Books from Birth Fund and authorizes a partnership arrangement between the Fund and a nonprofit public benefit corporationan act to amend tennessee code annotated, title 4, relative to the establishment of the governor's books from b...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2005||Community College|
|Community College System|
The Community Colleges System Office is designated as the primary lead agency for delivering workforce development training, adult literacy training, and adult education programs in the State.
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Intensive Reading and Language Intervention Pilot Program|
Intensive Reading and Language Intervention Pilot Program. From bill analysis: Over the past decade many instructional aids have been developed to enhance the reading ability of a student. Campuses across the state are using some of these materials to augment ...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Reporting Reductions and Reading Sufficiency Act|
Amends 70 O.S. 2001, Section 3-153, which relates to exemptions for reporting district plans to state board of education. Except for districts with one or more sites identified for school improvement pursuant to NCLB, a number of reporting requirements are red...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Phonologic Weakness|
Defines "phonologic weakness." Requires the department of education to develop and implement a plan to
(1) train teachers, especially the teachers directly involved in reading and language arts, about phonologic weakness and its role in reading development;
|FL||Emergency Rule Adoption 04/2005||P-12||Course Requirements/Basic/Adult Secondary Programs|
Establishes emergency rules regarding course requirements. Establishes basic and adult secondary programs for 2005.
Course Requirements - Grades 6-12 Basic and Adult Secondary Programs – 2005. This emergency rule was adopted to amend the present course descri...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12|
|Professional Development Requirements|
Limits professional development requirements for certified personnel working solely in the following adult education programs: (1) Adult basic education; (2) General adult education; (3) English as a second language for adults; and (4) General Educational Deve...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Educator Licensure|
Authorizes the state board to establish procedures for the filing and investigation of complaints alleging conduct that, if true, may establish grounds for denying, annulling, revoking or suspending an educator license or certificate.
Allows a person who conv...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Division of Children's Programs|
Establishes legislative intent for the Idaho Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program. Requires program to include the following:
(1) Districts will develop a policy and plan which will provide a guide for their substance abuse programs.
(2) Districts will have an a...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
|Student Achievement Improvement|
H.B. 93 (Section 1, multiple provisions)
Sets forth legislative intent related to early diagnosis of and intervention for elementary students struggling in reading and mathematics, state student achievement goals, provision and quality of diagnostic and intervention services to students below profici...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
|Role of Colleges and Universities in Achieving State Educational Goals|
H.B. 93 (Section 1, paragraph 7)
Requires colleges and universities to:
(a) Utilize institution-wide resources to work with elementary and secondary educators and other entities to align curriculum content to ensure that students who achieve proficiency on standards established at the prekin...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Teacher' Professional Growth Fund|
H.B. 93 (Sections 5 and 6)
Specifies that the teachers' professional growth fund is to provide teachers with high quality professional development in content knowledge in reading and classroom-based screening, diagnostic, assessment and intervention strategies. States that the fund may ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
|Role of the Council of Postsecondary Education in Achieving State Educational Goals|
H.B. 93 (Section 1, paragraph 5)
Specifies that, for the state to achieve its student achievement goals, the Council on Postsecondary Education, in cooperation with the Education Professional Standards Board, must exercise its duties and functions under KRS 164.020 to ensure that teacher educ...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Role of Department of Education in Achieving State Educational Goals|
H.B. 93 (Section 1, paragraph 4)
Mandates that the Kentucky Department of Education provide assistance to schools and teachers, including publicizing professional development opportunities, methods of measuring effective professional development, the availability of high quality instructional...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Roles of School Councils, Local Boards and Superintendents in Achieving State Education Goals|
H.B. 93 (Section 1, paragraphs 8-10)
(8) School councils at all school levels are encouraged to identify and allocate resources to qualified teachers to become coaches or mentors in mathematics or coaches or mentors in reading with a focus on improving student achievement in their respective scho...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Reading Diagnostic and Intervention Program|
This act is to be cited as the "Read to Achieve Act of 2005." Relates to reading; makes an appropriation therefor; describes the general assembly's findings and intent regarding reading. Defines "comprehensive reading program," "reading diagnostic assessment,"...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Reading and Literacy Proficiency|
Directs the department of education to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the professional development, training and resources needed in each school to help each child achieve reading and literacy proficiency by 2014. Requires the department of education to s...
|GA||Adopted 12/2004||Postsec.||Grant Programs|
Establishes rules regarding the Area School Program and adult literacy grants. http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/cgi-bin/page.cgi?g=GRANTS_OF_GEORGIA_DEPARTMENT_OF_TECHNICAL_AND_ADULT_EDUCATION%2FGRANT_PROGRAMS%2Findex.html&d=1...
|DE||Rule Adoption 11/2004||P-12||Standard Certificate Reading Specialist|
14 DAC 1554
Amends regulation relating to the Standard Certificate Reading Specialist, to clarify as to which educators this regulation applies to. ...
|LA||Adopted 10/2004||P-12||Reading Competencies for Alternate Certification|
Amends rules to add a requirement for demonstration of reading competencies by alternate teacher certification program completers. http://www.state.la.us/osr/lac/28v01/28v01.pdf...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Reading First Plan|
Authorizes a local educational agency that provides every pupil in kindergarten and grades 1 to 3, inclusive, with instructional materials in reading that were adopted by the state board of education in January 2002, to determine which supplemental instruction...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Supplemental Instruction: Reading Ability|
Requires a school district, as a condition of receiving funding for supplemental instruction, to convene a pupil study team for each pupil who is
retained, or at risk of being retained, between the 2nd and 3rd grades because the pupil's reading ability is unsa...
|OH||Rule Adoption 09/2004||P-12||OhioReads Grants Program Hearings and Meetings|
OAC 3301:1-1-01 thru -04
Rescinds rules regarding rules for giving public notice of hearings, notice of meetings, definitions, and establishing terms and conditions for participation in the OhioReads Reading Grant program. OHIO REG 11451 (SN)...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Statewide Curriculum|
Requires the Board of Regents for elementary and secondary education to select and/or develop a statewide curriculum in mathematics and English/Language arts in grades kindergarten (k) through twelve by August 31, 2006. The curriculum selected and/or developed...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004||P-12||Student Investment Initiative|
Requires district strategic plans to extend the range at which the improvement of reading is addressed to include students in grade four (4) and grade five (5)....
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004||P-12||Strategies Based on Scientific Research|
Requires that activities under this act include strategies to improve the performance of students in mathematics, reading and writing. Such activities must be founded on a scientific research base, as described in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Reading ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12|
|Teaching of Reading Coursework for Certification Candidates|
Eliminates requirement that the applicant have completed three semester hours in the teaching of reading for secondary-level certification, and nine semester hours of such coursework for certification at any level below the secondary level. Requires secondary...
|RI||To governor 06/2004||P-12||Reading Instruction Tied to Strategic Plans|
Amends the requirements of the Rhode Island Student Investment Initiative. Specifically, the grades which the strategic plan to improve reading instruction must cover would be extended to include students in grade four (4) and grade five (5). ...
|RI||To governor 06/2004||P-12||Strategies Based on Scientifically Based Research|
Activities under this act must include strategies to improve the performance of students in mathematics, reading and writing. Such activities must be founded on a scientific research base, as described in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Reading instructi...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Education Personnel|
Relates to education personnel; provides for expunging of criminal history records of applicants for employment at certain education related offices; requires background screening for charter school employees and board members; amends requirements for admissio...
|FL||To governor 05/2004||P-12||Middle Grades Reform Act|
Creates the "Middle School Reform Act;" provides definitions; prescribes program criteria and content; provides a timeline for implementation; requires an academic performance study of middle grade students and schools with recommendations for increase in perf...
|FL||Signed by Governor 05/2004||P-12|
|Accelerated High School Graduation, High Stakes Testing, Reading Deficiencies|
Revises course requirements in college & career preparatory accelerated high school graduation program; amends requirements for grade point average that must be earned; establishes requirements for selection of accelerated graduation options; authorizes SAT & ...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2004||Postsec.||Teacher Education Programs|
Concerning teacher education programs at institutions of higher education; requires teacher training programs to include literacy training. http://www.cga.state.ct.us/2004/act/Pa/2004PA-00075-R00HB-05507-PA.htm...
|ID||Temporary Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Language Proficiency for LEP Students|
IDAPA 08.02.03 §§ 111-112
Amends rules to allow new Limited English Proficient (LEP) students to take a language proficiency test in lieu of the state reading test.
http://www2.state.id.us/adm/adminrules/bulletin/04jun.pdf (page 30)...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Reading Sufficiency|
Part of this bill relates to the Reading Sufficiency Act; limits certain students who are excluded from the reading goals and program of reading instruction; modifies reading skills to include vocabulary; requires the demonstration of reading proficiency for d...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Modifies Reading Sufficiency Act|
Modifies the Reading Sufficiency Act to allow that if a student is found not to be reading at the appropriate grade level and teachers, in collaboration with others, are concerned that undiagnosed health problems may affect the ability of the student to read, ...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Required Components of English Standards of Learning|
Requires the English Standards of Learning for reading in grades K-3 to be based on components of effective reading instruction, including, at a minimum, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary development, and text comprehension. http://leg1.state.va...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Early Identification, Diagnosis and Assistance for Struggling Readers|
Requires local boards to provide early identification, diagnosis, and assistance for students with reading problems and provision of instructional strategies and reading practices that benefit the development of reading skills for all students. Requires one fu...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Parenting Programs|
Requires the Department of Correctional Education to arrange for noncustodial parent offenders committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections to be afforded the opportunity to participate in pre- and post- release parenting programs that include par...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Performance Plus Reading Achievement|
Creates the K-3 Reading Improvement Program to achieve the state's goals of having third graders reading at or above grade level; requires a school district or charter school to submit a reading proficiency improvement plan to qualify to use program monies; pr...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Financial Assistance for Reading and Intervention; Funding Formula|
Provides assistance to districts for reading assessment and intervention programs; implements the adjustment to the education resource block grant model for experience and longevity of school district classified staff; modifies the at-risk adjustment to includ...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Student Assessment and Educational Accountability Act of 2004 - Reading|
S.B. 33 § 5
Adds Ark. Code 6-15-1804. Students exhibiting a reading deficiency will receive intensive reading instruction and beginning with the 2005-06 school year, child's parents will be notified of student's deficiency and available services. http://www.arkleg.state.a...
|GA||Adopted 11/2003||P-12||Reading First Program System Subgrant|
Submits rules regarding the Reading First Program System Subgrant, which provides federal funds for scientifically based reading reform for eligible K-3 schools. ...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||English Learners; Reading First|
A.B. 1485 §§ 1 - 3
Prohibits the department of education and the state board of education from developing or implementing requirements or criteria making a local educational agency ineligible for funding for providing primary language instruction and comprehensive English langua...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Literacy Programs|
A.B. 1266 §§ 5 - 6
Repeals the English Language and Intensive Literacy Program, the Library Literacy Service and the Families for Literacy Program. Creates the English Literacy Program. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_1251-1300/ab_1266_bill_20030929_chaptered.html...
|OH||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Promotion Provisions|
H.B. 3 -- Third Grade Reading Guarantee
This section specififes that the following options available to districts under the third grad reading guarantee for students who receive a limited score on the third grade reading achievement test apply to special education students: (1) promotion to 4th grad...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Reading Improvement Grants|
Provides that the state board has the power and duty to improve the reading and study skills of children from grades 7 through 12 in school districts. Authorizes the state board to administer a Continued Reading Improvement Block Grant Program. Provides how fu...
|OH||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||OhioReads Classroom Reading Grant Program|
OAC 3301:1-1-01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Establishes rules pertaining to OhioReads classroom reading grant program. Specifies rule for giving public notice of hearings, notice of meetings. Provides definition of terms. OHIO REG 10572 (SN)...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Students with Dyslexia or a Related Disorder|
Under current law, a school district is entitled to compensatory education funding to provide services to students who are educationally disadvantaged or who are at risk of dropping out of school. However, a school district is prohibited from using compensator...
|AZ||Line item vetoed 06/2003||P-12|
|Budget Reconciliation Education|
Creates budget reconciliation for education and includes the following provisions: Prohibits the State Board of Education from sponsoring additional charter schools in FY 2003-04, and requires the State Board for Charter Schools to provide oversight for existi...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Child Care|
Revises inservice training requirements for child care personnel; requires training in early literacy and language development; requires annual training and annual health and safety home inspection self- evaluation by family day care home operators; requires a...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12|
Requires emphasis on reading; requires certain accountability measures; eliminates the limitations on the number of charter schools per school district; authorizes community colleges to operate charter schools that provide students with the option of receiving...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Opportunity Contract Pilot Program Eligibility|
Modifies the eligibility criteria for children in grades 1 through 3 for purposes of the "Colorado Opportunity Contract Pilot Program" (HB03-1160) to require a child to have been continuously attending a public school during the previous school year and has be...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Regional Training Programs|
Revises provisions governing the regional training programs for the professional development of teachers and administrators and the Statewide Council for the Coordination of the Regional Training Programs. Amends NRS 391.544 to provide that through the Nevada ...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Literacy|
Specifies that the general assembly intends for the Department of Education, for purposes of Colorado family literacy programs, to actively pursue all federal moneys for family literacy available through the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Wor...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Alternate Teacher Education-Requirements|
Clarifies that at least nine semester hours in the teaching of reading must be completed by anyone seeking certification at any level below the secondary level. Adds that candidates for teacher certification who have participated in any alternate teacher educ...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Pilot Program|
A new section is added to chapter 28A.630 13 RCW. Creates the special services pilot program to encourage participating school districts to provide early intensive reading and language assistance to students who are struggling academically. The goal of such a...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Early Intervention Block Grant Program Repeal Date|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Changes repeal date from 2003 to 2004 on chapter establishing statewide early intervention block grant program. Components of this program include K-3 class size reduction and K-3 diagnostic reading assessments. Chapter requires districts to annually report to...
|IA||Vetoed 05/2003||P-12||Reading Instruction Pilot Program|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Establishes a reading instruction pilot program for students in grades K-8, to be conducted in 2003-04 school year for any district or consortium of districts that meets minimum enrollment numbers. Requires the implementation of systematic intensive phonics r...
|CA||Emergency Rule Adoption 04/2003||P-12||Reading First Program|
Title 5 CCR 11990
Establishes emergency rules concerning the Reading First Program, specifying how the amount of the grant for each approved subgrant application is calculated. http://www.cde.ca.gov/regulations/reading1stemereegs041803.pdf...
|NV||Temporary Rule Adoption 04/2003||P-12||Literacy Standards|
NAC 389.2433, 389.248, 389.2932, 389.29415, 389.299
Amends rules concerning literacy standards for kindergarten and elementary school. NEVADA REG 3130 (SN)...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12|
|Teacher Preparation Section|
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends Section 22-2-2 (Z)(BB and CC) to require the state board to approve education curricula and programs
offered in all two-year public post-secondary educational institutions, except those in Chapter 21, Article 12 NMSA 1978, that lead to
|NM||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Reading Proficiency Fund|
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends Section 22-8-43. The public school reading proficiency fund dollars are to be distributed to public schools that implement innovative, scientifically-based reading programs. (Changed from research-based.) Schools are required to show evident that the...
|TX||Adopted 01/2003||P-12||Student Services and Reading Specialist Certificates|
19 TAC 239.90 thru 239.95
Proposes rules related to the reading specialist certificate and student services certificates. Specifies the rules for general provisions for issuance of the reading specialist certificate, minimum requirements for admission to a reading specialist preparatio...
|TX||Adopted 01/2003||P-12||Continuing Education, Particularly for Reading Specialists|
19 TAC 232.851
Amends rules relating to the number of required continuing professional education hours by classes of certificates. Requires holders of the new standard reading specialist certificate to complete 200 hours of continuing professional education every five years ...
|OR||Adopted 01/2003||P-12||Reading Endorsement Content Area|
OAR 584-017-0170, 584-063-0055, 584-060-0061, 584- 065-0050
Revises the reading endorsement content area and compentencies and amends rules to require completion of a reading program. Increases fees for the following: initial licensure, renewing licenses, adding endorsements, reinstating licenses, reinstating a suspend...
|AZ||Rejected by voters 11/2002||P-12|
|Fair Gaming Act|
Revises State Gaming Act; a portion of the revenues from non-tribal gaming devices would support reading programs for students in kindergarten through third grade and scholarships for graduates of Arizona high schools and community colleges. (http://www.sosaz....
|FL||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Public School Student Progression, Remedial Services, Reporting Requirements|
Shifts responsibility for establishing rules regarding student report cards from state superintendent to state board. Modifies rules relating to remediation, retention and promotion. Specifically, as stated by legislative summary, "The bill requires retention ...
|ID||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12|
|Reading assessment for preservice teachers|
PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS-Amends existing law to clarify that only K-8 preservice teachers shall pass the State Board of Education's preservice reading assessment measure, and that passage will be tied to certification rather than graduation....
|MD||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Maryland Educational Opportunity Summer Pilot Program|
Allows, if federal funds are sufficient, districts in addition to Baltimore and Prince George's County to apply to department for grants to participate in the Maryland Educational Opportunity Summer Pilot Program. Extends pilot program through June 30, 2007. ...
|MD||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12||Tobacco Tax for Education|
Establishes tobacco tax as well as special fund to dedicate tobacco tax revenues for education funding. Monies are to 1) provide unrestricted grants to districts; 2) assist local lead agencies and Baltimore City under the Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program;...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Supplemental Instruction in Fresno Unified School District|
Allows Fresno Unified School District to apply for a waiver from certain regulations so as to allow the district to use designated funds for pupils at Cooper Middle School performing below basic or far below basic in math and reading on the California Standard...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||School-Readiness Child Care Subsidation Program|
Creates the School-Readiness Child Care Subsidization Program on and after January 1, 2003, which program offers three-year school-readiness subsidies to county departments of social services to increase the school readiness of children age 5 and younger enrol...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Major Bill - Phonics Component|
Requires districts to have reading programs for kindergarten through grade three that are based on scientific research. The programs must contain five elements, one of which is phonics. Explicit systematic phonics, as defined in the bill, is permitted as par...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Family Literacy Education Grant Program|
Establishes a Family Literacy Education Grant Program within the Department of Education; permits local education providers to apply for grants in order to provide family literacy education, adult literacy education or English language literacy education. http...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Reading|
Requires diagnostic assessment of a child's reading proficiency before instruction; requires teaching of phonics; permits multiple reading instruction curricula by each school district and charter school....
|CO||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Summer School Grant Program and Teacher Pay Incentive Program|
Expands the Summer School Grant Program to provide funding to school districts for the operation of intensive literacy and reading comprehension education services to students preparing to enter the first grade who scored at an unsatisfactory level on the kind...
|MD||Signed by governor 05/2002||P-12||Maryland Educational Opportunity Summer Pilot Program|
Provides that if additional federal funding becomes available for the Maryland Educational Opportunity Summer Pilot Program, counties other than Baltimore County and Prince George's County are eligible to apply to the department for grants. Extends pilot progr...
|DE||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Below the Standard Score and Individual Improvement Plan for Promotion|
Before enactment of this legislation, this subparagraph banned any 3rd-, 5th- or 8th-grader scoring Well Below the Standard on the state reading assessment from being promoted to the next grade unless the student participated in a summer school program and att...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Need- and Performance-Based Adult Education Grants|
Requires the department of education to distribute need- and performance-based grants for adult education. Adult education and -literacy grant funds under this program may be used for GED instruction, the Maryland Adult External High School Program, ESL, fami...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||School Community Councils|
Specifies the duties, powers, and membership of a school community council and establishes a process for the selection of council members. specifies the duties, powers, and membership of a school community council; consolidates the school plan to improve stud...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Guidance Counselors, Reading Specialists|
Amends the Standards of Quality to require, within the Standards of Accreditation, guidance counselors in elementary schools at the following staffing levels: one hour per day per 100 students, one full-time at 500 students, and one hour per day additional tim...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Basal Textbook Selection: Minimum Decodability Standard|
Directs the Board of Education, in making selections for basal textbooks for reading in kindergarten through third grade to establish a minimum decodability standard based on words that students can correctly read by properly attaching speech sounds to each le...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Attendance Requirement for Inclusion in Reading Assessment|
Amends existing law to define the students who shall be included in calculations relating to the reading assessment. Students counted must have attended at least 90% of school days between the fall and spring test administrations....
|WA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Student Improvement Goals Repealed|
Repeals student improvement goals provisions, includes reading and mathematic goals. http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub/billinfo/2001-02/Senate/5800-5824/5823-s_sl_03272002.txt...
|CA||Signed into law 01/2002||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Reading Section|
Intensive reading instruction is to be offered four hours per day for six continuous weeks during the summer or when school is not regularly in session. Due to facilities constraints or for other educational reasons, a school district may offer intensive readi...
|NJ||Vetoed 12/2001||P-12||Donated Books|
Establishes the Spread the Word Program in Department of Education to provide donated books to certain elementary school children; provides that donating schools will collect books, using book drives and other methods, and the books would be donated to recipie...
|OH||Signed into law 11/2001||P-12||Reading Intervention Provision|
Replaces the fourth grade reading guarantee with a third grade reading guarantee beginning July 1, 2003. Provides districts with three options for students who score below basic on the third grade reading achievement test in the third or fourth grade: (1) pr...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2001||P-12||Reading Programs|
Appropriates funds to the Department of Education for purposes of contracting for a study that identifies reading programs in schools that maintain any kindergarten or grades 1-6 where the performance of 75% of the pupils was at or above the 80th percentile on...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Early Success Reading Initiative|
Creates Early Success Reading Initiative; authorizes the University of Oregon to develop, implement and monitor the initiative; specifies components of the initiative; authorizes the Department of Education to award grants to 30 specified school districts for ...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Pilot Phonics Program|
Establishes elementary school pilot program on teaching students how to read using explicit phonics; appropriates moneys from General Fund to Department of Education for grants to school districts participating in pilot program....
|OR||Vetoed 07/2001||P-12||Phonics Game|
Directs state department to provide instructional phonics game to each approved Oregon prekindergarten....
|NV||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Reading Proficiency|
Expresses the sense of the Nevada Legislature regarding available methods to improve the reading proficiency of Nevada's school children at an early grade level....
|IL||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Reading Improvement Block Grant Program|
Amends the School Code; provides that under the Reading Improvement Block Grant Program, programs provided with grant funds shall not replace quality classroom reading instruction; changes the requirements for how program funds are to be used by school distric...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Reading and Writing Proficiency|
S.B. 1881/H.B. 1921--Omnibus Bill
Requires the state board of education to establish by rule and policy a reading initiative for kindergarten through grade 8 that includes at a minimum: (1) clear content and performance standards for student reading proficiency; (2) specific qualifications, re...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Reading Sufficiency Act|
Modifies the 1997 Reading Sufficiency Act. Goal is 90% of third graders reading at/above grade level. For students below this level, requires development of a new reading program. Requires state department to provide each school district with a list of appr...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Reporting on Reading|
Modifies reporting requirements to include a more general report on the number, status, and funding of reading programs in grades kindergarten through three. Must include: (1) The number of identifiable reading programs being conducted in Tennessee; (2) The l...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Reading|
Creates within the department of education, a program to provide books to kindergarten through fifth grade students who have few books at home. Names the program "Spread the Word." Requires the department to set criteria for identifying eligible students and t...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Literacy and lifelong learning program|
Provides for changing the responsibility for ongoing operation of a literacy and lifelong learning program to the public libraries of the State; requires the development of public-private sector literacy partnerships for literacy program support....
|MS||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Extension of Testing and Remediation for Students with Learning Difficulties|
Deletes the automatic repealer on the Pilot Program for testing and educational remediation for students with dyslexia and related disorders....
|NM||Vetoed 04/2001||P-12||Omnibus Bill with Appropriations|
Creates public school reading proficiency fund to help train teachers to teach reading and writing to students below grade level; sets up "enterprise centers" to provide fee-for-service assistance to districts; creates "probationary school intervention funds" ...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Testing in Reading, Writing|
Adds statewide testing in reading writing. Requires the department of education to involve local school district personnel, especially certified elementary reading specialists, in the development of methods on a statewide basis to measure student reading perfo...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Preparation in the Teaching of Reading|
A person seeking standard or alternative elementary certification shall have completed six hours of reading courses, and a person seeking standard or alternative secondary certification shall have completed three hours of reading courses in subject matter cont...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Supplemental Reading Instruction|
A school district shall provide reading enhancement in grades two through ten, designed to improve a student's reading proficiency to his grade level. Before the end of the school year, the reading proficiency of all students in grades one through nine shall ...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Improving Reading Proficiencies|
Provides for improvement in public school students reading proficiencies; makes an appropriation....
|UT||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Advanced Readers At Risk Program|
Makes an appropriation to fund an advanced readers at risk program in the public schools to develop advanced reading knowledge and skills in students....
|ID||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Reading Evaluations|
Provides statewide goals for reading evaluations conducted in public schools; provides additional assistance to schools which fail to achieve specified goals....
|NM||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Reading Courses|
Requires reading courses for teacher certification....
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Reading|
Relates to reading achievement in elementary schools; modifies the provisions related to the State System of Public Education; sets a goal of 90% or more of all 3rd graders reading on or above grade level by 2006; requires an annual report on the percentage of...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Reading Clinic|
Modifies the provisions related to the State System of Public Education by changing the Reading Skills Development Center into a clinic to assist educators and parents of students in assessing elementary school students who do not demonstrate satisfactory prog...
|VA||Active 03/2001||P-12||Early Intervention Reading Initiative|
For kindergarten through third grade. Provides for diagnosis of reading problems in the first school years and for intervention. University of Virginia developed the program, and models of instruction recommended for use in the classroom are based on current...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Reading Assessment|
Relates to public schools; requires school districts to implement a reading assessment for first and second grade students; requires demonstration of proficiency; requires remediation programs; imposes duties on the state board of education; provides payments ...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Funding for Reading|
Makes an appropriation for the acceleration of the Reading Enhancement Program....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Reading Program for Certain States|
Appropriates funds to the Superintendent of Public Instruction to fund reading training programs in the Oakland Unified School District and the Lakeside Union Elementary School District. Makes certain findings and declarations regarding the inapplicability of ...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Reading Success Institute|
Relates to An act pertaining to education; relates to the State-Wide Reading Success Institute for training teachers....
|TN||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Improvement of Reading Instruction|
Requires certain actions by State Department of Education, State Board of Education, and Higher Education Commission to improve teaching of reading and literacy in Tennessee....
|CO||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Read-to-Achieve Program|
Concerns the creation of the Learning Improvement Grant Program for public schools in the Department of Education. The program, also referred to as Read-to-Achieve provides grants to schools to improve reading at the early elementary grades. This bill creates ...
|OK||Vetoed 06/2000||P-12||Partnership for School Readiness|
Creates the Partnership for School Readiness Act to facilitate community collaboration of efforts and services that will prepare children to enter school healthy and ready to succeed. Goal also to stress importance of reading to children for 15 minutes per da...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Professional Development|
Provides continued support of elementary school reading professional development institutes through ongoing teacher development at individual school sites. Funds may be used for the cost of mentor training, payment for substitute teachers, on-site facilitatio...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Read-to-Achieve|
Concerns literacy in early elementary grades; establishes and appropriates funds for a Read-To-Achieve Program. Under this program, any public school, including a charter school may apply for grants to fund intensive reading programs for 2nd and 3rd graders a...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Reading Initiative|
Relates to education; improves student reading proficiencies; creates a statewide reading initiative; creates the Public School Reading Proficiency Fund....
|MD||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Early Literacy|
H.B. 1172, S.B. 750
Requires the State Board of Education to distribute grants to organizations that promote literacy at an early age during --- child health visits to a pediatrician; requires an organization that is awarded a grant to use the grant to purchase books and train he...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Literacy Initiatives Commission|
Re-creates the Literacy Initiatives Commission....
|IN||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Proficiency in Reading Instruction|
Provides that an individual seeking licensure as an elementary teacher must demonstrate proficiency in comprehensive reading instruction skills, including phonemic awareness and phonic instruction, through a written examination or other procedures prescribed b...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Incentive for Reading Endorsement|
Creates a reading performance improvement scholarship program to assist selected elementary teachers in obtaining a reading endorsement....
|NM||Vetoed 03/2000||P-12||Early Literacy Program|
Relates to education; provides for an early literacy program in the public schools; makes an appropriation....