Senate Bill 115

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Last Action 02/25/21: 3rd reading, passed 31-2 with Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (1)
Title AN ACT relating to early literacy education and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1273
Sponsor S. West
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 the department to provide technical assistance and training on a 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, 2022; 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, 2022, if funds are appropriated; amend KRS 158.840 to require CPE and EPSB to report to the IJCE on teacher preparation programs compliance; 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; designate the Act as "the Read to Succeed Act;" APPROPRIATION.
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
Appropriations - Reading diagnostic and intervention fund, repurpose funds
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
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/13/21
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/02/21
  • to Education (S)
02/11/21
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
02/22/21
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
02/24/21
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 25, 2021
02/25/21
  • 3rd reading, passed 31-2 with Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (1)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain all original provisions, amend KRS 158.791 to define proficient level; amend KRS 158.305 to amend the definition of "enrichment program"; replace references to "remedying a deficiency in reading" with "increasing a student's rate of progress towards proficient performance in reading"; remove the requirement that the Department of Education maintain and approve a lists of universal screeners, reading diagnostic assessments, and comprehensive reading programs; distinguish services offered through grade three with those offered in grade four; and change the composition of the Read to Succeed Council.
Index Headings State Agencies - Read to Succeed Council, composition
Children and Minors - Student performance levels, proficient, definition
Children and Minors - Reading and literacy instruction, accelerated interventions, one-on-one instruction
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Student performance levels, proficient, definition
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Read to Succeed Council, composition
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Reading and literacy instruction, accelerated interventions, one-on-one instruction

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Higdon
Summary Retain all original provisions except, amend KRS 158.305 to require a multi-tiered system of supports to include response to intervention instruction; retain the existing purpose and function of the reading diagnostic and intervention fund; create a new section of KRS 158 to create a literacy coaching fund; define the purpose of the literacy coaching fund; require the department to report program data to the IJCE and an external evaluator; amend KRS 158.794 to authorize the Read to Succeed Council to advise KDE on the literacy coaching program; appropriate to the literacy coaching fund $3,000,000 in fiscal year 2021-2022 and $3,000,000 in fiscal year 2022-2023 for the literacy coaching program; provide that the funds shall not lapse. APPROPRIATION
Index Headings Appropriations - Literacy coaching fund, creation
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Reading diagnostic and intervention fund, grant funding
Teachers - Reading diagnostics and intervention fund, grant funding

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