IN HB1558 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 10-1)
Status: Passed on May 4 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-04 - Public Law 243
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Science of reading. Defines "science of reading". Requires the state board of education (state board) in collaboration with the department of education (department) to prepare and submit a report regarding the alignment of science of reading concepts in IREAD. Requires a school corporation and charter school to report certain information regarding reading and writing curricula, remedial programs, and administrative contact information on the school corporation's or charter school's website. Provides that, beginning with the 2024-2025 school year, a superintendent, advisory committee, or governing body or the equivalent for a charter school: (1) shall adopt curriculum or supplemental materials for reading that are aligned with the science of reading and to the student's reading proficiency; and (2) may not adopt curriculum or supplemental materials for reading that are based on the three-cueing model. Requires the department to develop guidelines for science of reading integration into teacher preparation programs. Makes changes to the education law concerning the science of reading and teacher preparation and licensing requirements. Requires a school corporation to differentiate the amount of salary increases or increments for teachers who possess a required literacy endorsement. Removes a requirement that a discussion regarding teacher supplemental payment be held. Requires the state board to establish and require literacy endorsements for certain individuals first licensed after June 30, 2025. Provides that, not later than July 1, 2024, the state board shall adopt rules to establish early childhood content area licenses and required endorsements. Requires the department to publish an advisory list of science of reading curricula on the department's website. Provides that the state board and the department: (1) shall implement academic standards for reading that are aligned with the science of reading and developmentally appropriate based on student need; and (2) may not implement an academic standard for reading based on the three-cueing model.

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Science of reading.


Roll Calls

2023-04-24 - House - House - House concurred in Senate amendments (Y: 95 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2023-04-18 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 50 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-02-21 - House - House - Third reading (Y: 91 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 6) [PASS]


2023-05-04HousePublic Law 243
2023-05-04HouseSigned by the Governor
2023-05-01HouseSigned by the Speaker
2023-04-28SenateSigned by the President of the Senate
2023-04-28SenateSigned by the President Pro Tempore
2023-04-24HouseHouse concurred in Senate amendments; Roll Call 482: yeas 95, nays 0
2023-04-20HouseMotion to concur filed
2023-04-19SenateReturned to the House with amendments
2023-04-18SenateSenators Crane and Doriot added as cosponsors
2023-04-18SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 448: yeas 50, nays 0
2023-04-17SenateSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2023-04-17SenateAmendment #1 (Ford J.D.) failed; voice vote
2023-04-13SenateSenator Ford Jon added as cosponsor
2023-04-13SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2023-04-06SenateSenator Hunley added as cosponsor
2023-04-06SenateCommittee report: amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
2023-03-01SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
2023-02-22HouseReferred to the Senate
2023-02-21HouseSenate sponsors: Senators Freeman, Rogers, Raatz
2023-02-21HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 191: yeas 91, nays 0
2023-02-20HouseSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2023-02-16HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2023-01-26HouseReferred to the Committee on Ways and Means pursuant to House Rule 127
2023-01-26HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2023-01-24HouseRepresentative Davis M added as coauthor
2023-01-19HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Education
2023-01-19HouseAuthored by Representative Teshka
2023-01-19HouseCoauthored by Representatives Behning and McGuire


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