1| HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - FLOOR VERSION | | | 2| STATE OF OKLAHOMA | | | 3| 1st Session of the 56th Legislature (2017) | | | 4|COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE | |FOR | 5|HOUSE BILL NO. 1789 By: Cannaday | | | 6| | | | 7| | | | 8| COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE | | | 9| An Act relating to schools; amending 70 O.S. 2011, | | Section 1210.508F, which relates to the Reading | 10| Sufficiency Act; requiring certain teachers to | | receive quality education in certain instructional | 11| strategies; requiring training to include guidance | | from certain professional resources; requiring | 12| teacher candidates to study certain strategies; | | updating statutory references; providing an effective | 13| date; and declaring an emergency. | | | 14| | | | 15| | | | 16|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA: | | | 17| SECTION 1. AMENDATORY 70 O.S. 2011, Section 1210.508F, | | | 18|is amended to read as follows: | | | 19| Section 1210.508F A. The State Board of Education shall ensure | | | 20|that the reading competencies for elementary teachers are included | | | 21|in the competencies for special education teachers. | | | 22| B. The State Board of Education and the
OklahomaCommission for | | | 23| Teacher PreparationEducational Quality and Accountability in | | | 24|collaboration with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education | | | arsid8856433 HB1789 HFLR Page 1 ___________________________________________________________________________
1|shall ensure that all teachers of early childhood education, | | | 2|elementary education, and special education are provided quality | | | 3|training in intervention, instruction, and remediation strategies in | | | 4|order to meet the needs of students in kindergarten through third | | | 5|grade who are determined to be at risk of reading difficulties. In | | | 6|addition, quality education for prospective teachers shall be | | | 7|provided in research-based instructional strategies for instruction, | | | 8|assessment and intervention for literacy development for all | | | 9|students, including advanced readers, typically developing readers | | | 10|and struggling readers who are coping with a range of challenges, | | | 11|including, but not limited to, English learners and learners with | | | 12|handicapping conditions and learning disabilities (including | | | 13|dyslexia). Quality training shall include guidance from | | | 14|professional resources such as the Report of the National Reading | | | 15|Panel, Response to Intervention guidelines and professional | | | 16|organizations such as the Council for Exceptional Children, | | | 17|International Dyslexia Association, International Literacy | | | 18|Association, National Council of Teachers of English and National | | | 19|Association for the Education of Young Children. | | | 20| C.
Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, allAll | | | 21|institutions within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education | | | 22|that offer elementary, early childhood education, or special | | | 23|education programs approved by the OklahomaCommission for Teacher| | | 24| PreparationEducational Quality and Accountability shall incorporate | | | arsid8856433 HB1789 HFLR Page 2 ___________________________________________________________________________
1|into those programs the requirement that teacher candidates study | | | 2|the five elements of reading instruction which are phonemic | | | 3|awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. | | | 4|Teacher candidates shall study strategies including, but not limited | | | 5|to, instruction that is explicitly taught, sequenced, multimodal | | | 6|(reading, writing, speaking, listening, hands-on, etc.), | | | 7|multidisciplinary and reflective to adapt for individual learners. | | | 8| D. Effective July 1, 2010, teacher candidates enrolled in an | | | 9|institution within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education in | | | 10|an elementary, early childhood education, or special education | | | 11|program approved by the
OklahomaCommission for Teacher Preparation| | | 12|Educational Quality and Accountability shall pass, prior to | | | 13|graduation, a comprehensive assessment to measure their teaching | | | 14|skills in the area of reading instruction. The assessment shall be | | | 15|developed and administered by the institutions that offer | | | 16|elementary, early childhood education, or special education programs | | | 17|that lead to certification. The assessment shall measure the | | | 18|knowledge and understanding of the teacher candidate in the teaching | | | 19|of the five elements of reading instruction which are phonemic | | | 20|awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. | | | 21|The results of the assessment shall be reported annually by the | | | 22|institution to the OklahomaCommission for Teacher Preparation| | | 23|Educational Quality and Accountability as a part of the required | | | 24|annual report for the institution. The Commission shall include the | | | arsid8856433 HB1789 HFLR Page 3 ___________________________________________________________________________
1|data in the annual report to the Oklahoma Legislature as required | | | 2|pursuant to Section 6-186 of this title. It is the intent of the | | | 3|Legislature to ensure that teachers graduating from institutions | | | 4|within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education have the | | | 5|knowledge and skills to effectively teach reading to all children. | | | 6| SECTION 2. This act shall become effective July 1, 2017. | | | 7| SECTION 3. It being immediately necessary for the preservation | | | 8|of the public peace, health or safety, an emergency is hereby | | | 9|declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and | | | 10|be in full force from and after its passage and approval. | | | 11| | | | 12|COMMITTEE REPORT BY: COMMITTEE ON COMMON EDUCATION, dated 02/28/2017 | |- DO PASS, As Amended. | 13| | | | 14| | | | 15| | | | 16| | | | 17| | | | 18| | | | 19| | | | 20| | | | 21| | | | 22| | | | 23| | | | 24| | | | arsid8856433 HB1789 HFLR Page 4© 2010-18 eCapitol, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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