Bill Text For HB1789 - House Floor Version

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