Fifty-fifth Legislature                                                 Education

First Regular Session                                                   S.B. 1572




(Reference to printed bill)


Page 2, line 13, after "require" strike remainder of line

Line 14, strike "instruction to" insert "that, within three years after a certificate for elementary education or early childhood education is issued, the certificate holder"

Line 17, after "(a)" insert "science of reading instruction, including"

Line 23, strike "2022" insert "2025"; after "shall" strike remainder of line

Line 24, strike "all certificates for common instruction" insert "establish a literacy endorsement as a requirement for all certificated teachers who provide literacy instruction in kindergarten programs or in any of grades one through grade five as determined by the board.  The literacy endorsement shall require the teacher to complete training or coursework as determined by the board and to"

Line 25, strike "applicant" insert "teacher"

Line 34, after "shall" strike remainder of line

Strike lines 35 through 42, insert "require all approved educator preparation programs in elementary education and early childhood education to require the courses that are necessary to obtain a literacy endorsement."

Page 6, line 27, strike "6" insert "7"

Page 7, line 38, strike "that includes" insert "within three weeks after identifying the reading deficiency.  the notification shall include"

Page 8, between lines 8 and 9, insert:

"5. The frequency with which the school district or charter school will provide timely updates and information to the parent on the pupil's progress toward reading proficiency."

Renumber to conform

Page 10, line 34, strike "The parent of"

Strike lines 35 through 44

Page 11, strike lines 1 through 17

Page 12, after line 31, insert:

"Sec. 4. State board of education; K-3 reading program; review; report; delayed repeal

A. The state board of education shall review the K-3 reading program established pursuant to section 15-211, Arizona Revised Statutes, and shall consider any changes to statute, policy or administration to improve the reading proficiency of students.  The state board shall review all of the following:

1. The information required in the plans submitted by school districts and charter schools pursuant to section 15-211, Arizona Revised Statutes, the manner in which the plans are submitted to the department of education and the frequency with which school districts and charter schools submit the plans.

2. The collection and use of data to inform instruction and policy.

3. The written parental notifications prescribed in section 15-701, Arizona Revised Statutes, as amended by this act, and the feasibility of notifications for parents of students in grades four through twelve.

4. Intervention and remedial strategies.

B. On or before December 15, 2021, the state board of education shall submit a report based on the review prescribed in subsection A of this section, including recommendations, to the governor, the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives and shall provide a copy of this report to the secretary of state.

C. This section is repealed from and after December 31, 2021."

Amend title to conform





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