KY SB214 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on February 25 2020 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-02-27 - to Education (S)
Pending: Senate Education Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


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;

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AN ACT relating to early literacy education.



2020-02-27Senateto Education (S)
2020-02-25Senateintroduced in Senate


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