The Texas Education Agency this week released an update on the House Bill 3 requirements for reading practices. These requirements include:
- The Science of Teaching Reading Exam, which is a new certification requirement for all teachers in grades pre-K — 6
- Reading Standards for Kindergarten – 3rd Grade.
You can find more information about these requirements on a new TEA website dedicated to reading practices, along with an HB3 Reading Practices Updates webinar. The agency also has released a noncompetitive grant available to all Education Service Centers that want to become reading academies authorized providers. School districts also may apply to be authorized providers through a competitive application process. Eligible entities may visit the reading practices web page to access the application and submit a Notice of Intent to Apply.