HB 5032

  • Illinois House Bill
  • 102nd Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Right To Read Act

Abstract

Creates the Right to Read Act. Provides that the State Board of Education shall offer support: to each public school district to select evidence-based core reading instruction programs and implement them using structured literacy instruction; and to each early childhood, elementary, and special education teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach, and administrator to complete evidence-based training in teaching reading. Requires the State Board of Education to annually compile and post on its website information on the steps it has undertaken to support school districts to deliver high-quality, evidence-based literacy instruction, including a list of any Early Literacy Grant recipients, documentation of how the recipient allocated the funding to support improved literacy, and what evidence-based literacy curricula the recipient is utilizing. Amends the School Code. In provisions concerning educator testing, requires applicants seeking specified licenses to pass a test in reading foundations, which shall include assessment of the applicant's understanding of phonological and phonemic awareness, concepts of print and the alphabetic principle, the role of phonics in promoting reading development, word analysis skills and strategies, vocabulary development, application of reading comprehension skills and strategies, and methods for assessing reading development. In provisions concerning minimum requirements for educators trained in other states or countries, provides that an applicant who has successfully completed a reading foundations test of at least comparable rigor to the Illinois reading foundations test is not required to complete a reading foundations test. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

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Aug 10, 2022

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke

Mar 04, 2022

House

Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Mar 02, 2022

House

Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate

House

Second Reading - Short Debate

Feb 25, 2022

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley

Feb 18, 2022

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Ness

House

Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate

Feb 16, 2022

House

House Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee

House

House Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield

House

House Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 40

House

Do Pass / Short Debate Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 022-000-000

Feb 14, 2022

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Seth Lewis

Feb 09, 2022

House

Assigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee

Feb 03, 2022

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Cyril Nichols

Jan 27, 2022

House

Referred to Rules Committee

House

First Reading

Jan 26, 2022

House

Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Rita Mayfield

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House Amendment 001 HTML PDF

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