House Bill 488

Last Action 02/27/20: to Education (H)
Title AN ACT relating to early literacy education.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1461
Sponsor J. Tipton
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 158.791 to set forth the intent of the General Assembly with regard to reading instruction, supports, and interventions; define the Department of Education's role in assisting local school districts with regard to reading instruction, supports, and interventions; require the department to collaborate with designated agencies on reading programing, materials, and activities; amend KRS 158.305 to replace references to "response to intervention" systems with "multi-tiered system of supports"; require school districts to submit evidence of implementation of a multi-tiered system of supports by October 1 of each year; require department to provide technical assistance and training on multi-tiered system of supports upon the request of a school district; require the department to develop and maintain lists of approved universal screeners, diagnostic assessments, and comprehensive reading programs; require a local board of education to adopt and implement a reading universal screener and reading diagnostic assessment by January 1, 2021; permit a local school district to adopt a common comprehensive reading program for K-3; require all K-3 teachers to be trained in any reading diagnostic assessment and universal screener adopted by a local board; establish requirements for the administration of reading universal screeners by grade-level; define and establish the requirements for a reading improvement plan; require the department to establish reading teacher academies or coaching models by September 1, 2021, if funds are appropriated; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to require postsecondary institutions offering early childhood or elementary teacher preparation programs to include designated instruction; require the EPSB to maintain a list of approved reading teacher preparation tests; require all new teachers seeking certification in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education or Elementary School to take an approved reading teacher preparation test; amend KRS 164.0207 to rename the Reading Diagnostic and Intervention Grant Steering Committee the Read to Succeed Council; amend KRS 156.553 and 158.070 to conform; delegate the Act as "the Read to Succeed Act."
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Elementary and Secondary - Early literacy education, requirements
Education, Higher - Teacher preparation programs, early literacy instruction, teacher preparation test, requiring
State Agencies - Department of Education, role in early literacy education, defining
State Agencies - Read to Succeed Council, creating
State Agencies - School districts, early literacy education, requirements
Teachers - Training, reading diagnostic assessment and universal screener, requiring
Universities and Colleges - Teacher preparation programs, early literacy instruction, teacher preparation test, requiring
Children and Minors - Early literacy education, requirements
Boards and Commissions - EPSB, early literacy teacher preparation tests, list of approved tests, maintenance of
Short Titles and Popular Names - The Read to Succeed Act


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