Bill Text For SB0579 - Senate Floor Version

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 3|COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE                                                   |
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 4|SENATE BILL NO. 579                  By: Stanislawski                  |
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 7|       [ school calendar - length of the school year -                 |
  |       extended-day schedule - alternative school hours                |
 8|       policy - effective date ]                                       |
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11|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:                  |
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12|    SECTION 1.     AMENDATORY     70 O.S. 2011, Section 1-109, as      |
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13|last amended by Section 1, Chapter 6, O.S.L. 2016 (70 O.S. Supp.       |
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14|2018, Section 1-109), is amended to read as follows:                   |
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15|    Section 1-109.  A.  For all public schools in Oklahoma, school     |
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16|shall actually be in session and classroom instruction offered:        |
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17|    1.  For not less than one hundred eighty (180) days; or            |
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18|    2.  For not less than one thousand eighty (1,080) hours one        |
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19|thousand one hundred forty (1,140) hours with a minimum of one         |
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20|hundred fifty-five (155) days of instruction each school year, if a    |
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21|district board of education adopts a school-hours policy and           |
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22|notifies the State Board of Education prior to October 15 of the       |
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23|applicable school year.                                                |
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 1|    B.  A school district may not count more than thirty (30) hours    |
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 2|each school year that are used for attendance of professional          |
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 3|meetings toward the one hundred eighty (180) days or one thousand      |
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 4|eighty (1,080) hours one thousand one hundred forty (1,140) hours of   |
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 5|classroom instruction time required in subsection A of this section.   |
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 6|    C.  Teachers off contract with an employing district shall not     |
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 7|be required by the employing school district to attend professional    |
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 8|meetings unless the teacher is paid additional compensation for the    |
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 9|additional time.  Teachers may be paid additional compensation for     |
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10|attending professional meetings in excess of their contract term.      |
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11|Subject to district board of education policy or collective            |
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12|bargaining agreement, additional paid professional days may be         |
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13|granted for individual teachers to attend or participate in            |
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14|professional meetings, staff development training, or National Board   |
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15|certification portfolio development as provided for in Section         |
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16|6-204.2 of this title.                                                 |
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17|    D.  A school district may authorize parent-teacher conferences     |
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18|to be held during a regular school day.  If authorized by the school   |
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19|district, parent-teacher conferences shall be counted as classroom     |
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20|instruction time for no more than six (6) hours per semester, for a    |
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21|total of twelve (12) hours per school year.                            |
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22|    E.  A school district may maintain school for less than a full     |
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23|school year only when conditions beyond the control of school          |
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24|authorities make the maintenance of the term impossible and the        |
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 1|State Board of Education has been apprised and has expressed           |
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 2|concurrence in writing.                                                |
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 3|    F.  The State Board of Education shall establish criteria for an   |
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 4|extended-day schedule for schools subject to paragraph 1 of            |
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 5|subsection A of this section.  The criteria shall:                     |
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 6|    1.  Prescribe a lengthened school day within limits determined     |
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 7|not to be detrimental to quality instruction;                          |
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 8|    2.  Ensure that the schedule is equivalent in annual hours of      |
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 9|instruction to the one-hundred-eighty-day school year specified in     |
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10|paragraph 1 of subsection A of this section; and                       |
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11|    3.  Be consistent with the provisions of this section and          |
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12|Sections 1-111 and 1-112 of this title, but may result in fewer        |
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13|annual days of instruction.                                            |
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14|    G.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection F of this         |
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15|section, a school district board of education subject to paragraph 1   |
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16|of subsection A of this section may adopt and implement an             |
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17|extended-day schedule subject to the following requirements:           |
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18|    1.  The annual number of hours of instruction shall equal or       |
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19|exceed one thousand eighty (1,080) hours, which is the equivalent of   |
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20|one hundred eighty (180) days of instruction as specified in           |
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21|paragraph 1 of subsection A of this section for six (6) hours each     |
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22|day as specified in Section 1-111 of this title;                       |
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 1|    2.  The annual number of days of instruction shall equal or        |
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 2|exceed one hundred eighty (180) days as specified in paragraph 1 of    |
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 3|subsection A of this section;                                          |
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 4|    3.  The schedule adopted shall be consistent with the provisions   |
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 5|of Sections 1-111 and 1-112 of this title, except that for not more    |
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 6|than one (1) day per week, a school day shall consist of not less      |
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 7|than five (5) hours devoted to academic instruction in a regular       |
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 8|classroom setting;                                                     |
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 9|    4.  The district shall hold a public hearing prior to the          |
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10|adoption of an extended-day schedule authorized pursuant to this       |
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11|subsection; and                                                        |
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12|    5.  The district shall document the impact on student              |
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13|achievement as determined by the academic performance data score and   |
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14|any other relevant factors that are a result of implementation of an   |
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15|extended-day schedule authorized pursuant to this subsection and       |
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16|provide an annual report to the State Board of Education of the        |
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17|results.  If improvement in student achievement cannot be documented   |
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18|in the report, the district board of education shall revoke            |
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19|authorization as provided by this subsection.  If the district does    |
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20|not revoke authorization after student achievement is not documented   |
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21|in the report, the State Board of Education may deny accreditation     |
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22|of any school in violation of this subsection.                         |
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23|    H.  If subject to paragraph 2 of subsection A of this section, a   |
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24|A district board of education or designee may elect to close a         |
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 1|school during the school day for inclement weather purposes.  In       |
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 2|such an event, the number of hours incurred in classroom instruction   |
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 3|time prior to school closure shall be counted toward the one           |
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 4|thousand eighty (1,080) hours one hundred eighty (180) days or one     |
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 5|thousand one hundred forty (1,140) hours per year requirement.         |
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 6|    I.  Nothing in this section shall be construed as affecting the    |
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 7|right of an employing school district to require teachers as defined   |
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 8|in Section 6-101.3 of this title to work in excess of the one          |
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 9|thousand eighty (1,080) hours one hundred eighty (180) days or one     |
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10|thousand one hundred forty (1,140) hours required for student          |
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11|instruction.  In addition, nothing in this section shall be            |
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12|construed to affect the Fair Labor Standards Act status of any         |
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13|school district employee.                                              |
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14|    J.  The provisions of this section shall not prohibit the          |
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15|Oklahoma School for the Blind or the Oklahoma School for the Deaf      |
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16|from adopting an alternative school hours policy if the Oklahoma       |
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17|School for the Blind or the Oklahoma School for the Deaf notifies      |
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18|and receives approval from the State Board of Education prior to       |
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19|October 15 of the applicable school year.                              |
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20|    SECTION 2.     AMENDATORY     70 O.S. 2011, Section 1-111, as      |
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21|last amended by Section 1, Chapter 135, O.S.L. 2016 (70 O.S. Supp.     |
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22|2018, Section 1-111), is amended to read as follows:                   |
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23|    Section 1-111.  A.  Except as otherwise provided for by law, a     |
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24|school day shall consist of not less than six (6) hours devoted to     |
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 1|school activities.  A district board of education may elect to         |
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 2|extend the length of one (1) or more school days to more than six      |
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 3|(6) hours and reduce the number of school days as long as the total    |
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 4|amount of classroom instruction time is not less than one thousand     |
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 5|eighty (1,080) hours one hundred eighty (180) days or one thousand     |
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 6|one hundred forty (1,140) hours per year as required pursuant to       |
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 7|Section 1-109 of this title.                                           |
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 8|    B.  A school day for nursery, early childhood education,           |
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 9|kindergarten, and alternative education programs shall be as           |
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10|otherwise defined by law or as defined by the State Board of           |
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11|Education.  Except as otherwise provided for in this subsection, not   |
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12|more than one (1) school day shall be counted for attendance           |
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13|purposes in any twenty-four-hour period.  Two (2) school days, each    |
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14|consisting of not less than six (6) hours, may be counted for          |
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15|attendance purposes in any twenty-four-hour period only if one of      |
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16|the school days is for the purpose of parent-teacher conferences       |
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17|held as provided for in Section 1-109 of this title.                   |
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18|    C.  Students absent from school in which they are regularly        |
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19|enrolled may be considered as being in attendance if the reason for    |
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20|such absence is to participate in scheduled school activities under    |
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21|the direction and supervision of a regular member of the faculty or    |
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22|to participate in an online course approved by the district board of   |
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23|education.  The State Board of Education shall adopt rules to          |
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24|provide for the implementation of supplemental online courses which    |
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 1|shall include, but not be limited to, provisions addressing the        |
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 2|following:                                                             |
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 3|    1.  Criteria for student admissions eligibility;                   |
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 4|    2.  A student admission process administered through the           |
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 5|district of residence, which provides the ability for the student to   |
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 6|enroll in individual courses;                                          |
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 7|    3.  A process by which students are not denied the opportunity     |
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 8|to enroll in educationally appropriate courses by school districts.    |
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 9|For the purposes of this section, "educationally appropriate" means    |
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10|any instruction that is not substantially a repeat of a course or      |
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11|portion of a course that the student has successfully completed,       |
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12|regardless of the grade of the student, and regardless of whether a    |
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13|course is similar to or identical to the instruction that is           |
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14|currently offered in the school district;                              |
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15|    4.  Creation of a system which provides ongoing enrollment         |
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16|access for students throughout the school year;                        |
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17|    5.  A grace period of fifteen (15) calendar days from the first    |
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18|day of an online course for student withdrawal from an online course   |
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19|without academic penalty;                                              |
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20|    6.  Mastery of competencies for course completion rather than      |
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21|Carnegie units;                                                        |
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22|    7.  Student participation in extracurricular activities in         |
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23|accordance with school district eligibility rules and policies and     |
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24|any rules and policies of a private organization or association        |
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 1|which provides the coordination, supervision, and regulation of the    |
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 2|interscholastic activities and contests of schools;                    |
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 3|    8.  Parent authorization for release of state test results to      |
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 4|online course providers, on a form developed by the State Department   |
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 5|of Education; and                                                      |
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 6|    9.  A review process to identify and certify online course         |
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 7|providers and a uniform payment processing system.                     |
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 8|    D.  Each district board of education shall adopt policies and      |
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 9|procedures that conform to rules for online courses as adopted by      |
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10|the State Board.  Such policies shall include criteria for approval    |
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11|of the course, the appropriateness of the course for a particular      |
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12|student, authorization for full-time students to enroll in online      |
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13|courses, and establishing fees or charges.  No district shall be       |
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14|liable for payment of any fees or charges for any online course for    |
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15|a student who has not complied with the district's policies and        |
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16|procedures.  School districts shall not deny students the              |
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17|opportunity to enroll in educationally appropriate courses and shall   |
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18|provide an admissions process which includes input from the student,   |
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19|the parent or guardian of the student, and school faculty.             |
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20|    E.  Districts shall require students enrolled in online courses    |
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21|to participate in the Oklahoma School Testing Program Act.  Students   |
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22|participating in online courses from a remote site will be             |
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23|responsible for providing their own equipment and Internet access,     |
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24|unless the district chooses to provide the equipment.  Credit may      |
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 1|not be granted for such courses except upon approval of the State      |
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 2|Board of Education and the district board of education.                |
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 3|    F.  The school day for kindergarten may consist of six (6) hours   |
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 4|devoted to school activities.                                          |
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 5|    SECTION 3.     AMENDATORY     70 O.S. 2011, Section 1210.508C,     |
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 6|as last amended by Section 1, Chapter 213, O.S.L. 2017 (70 O.S.        |
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 7|Supp. 2018, Section 1210.508C), is amended to read as follows:         |
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 8|    Section 1210.508C.  A.  1.  Each student enrolled in               |
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 9|kindergarten in a public school in this state shall be screened for    |
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10|reading skills including, but not limited to, phonemic awareness,      |
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11|letter recognition, and oral language skills as identified in the      |
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12|subject matter standards adopted by the State Board of Education.  A   |
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13|screening instrument approved by the State Board shall be utilized     |
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14|for the purposes of this section.                                      |
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15|    2.  For those kindergarten children at risk for reading            |
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16|difficulties, teachers shall emphasize reading skills as identified    |
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17|in the subject matter standards adopted by the State Board of          |
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18|Education, monitor progress throughout the year and measure year-end   |
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19|reading progress.                                                      |
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20|    3.  Classroom assistants, which may include parents,               |
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21|grandparents, or other volunteers, shall be provided in kindergarten   |
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22|classes to assist with the screening of students if a teacher aide     |
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23|is not already employed to assist in a kindergarten classroom.         |
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 1|    B.  1.  Each student enrolled in kindergarten, first, second and   |
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 2|third grade of the public schools of this state shall be assessed at   |
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 3|the beginning and end of each school year using a screening            |
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 4|instrument approved by the State Board of Education for the            |
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 5|acquisition of reading skills including, but not limited to,           |
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 6|phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, and          |
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 7|comprehension.                                                         |
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 8|    2.  Any student who is assessed and found not to be reading at     |
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 9|the appropriate grade level shall be provided a program of reading     |
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10|instruction designed to enable the student to acquire the              |
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11|appropriate grade level reading skills.  The program of reading        |
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12|instruction shall include provisions of the READ Initiative adopted    |
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13|by the school district as provided for in subsection O of this         |
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14|section.                                                               |
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15|    3.  Throughout the year progress monitoring shall continue, and    |
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16|diagnostic assessment, if determined appropriate, shall be provided.   |
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17| Year-end reading skills shall be measured to determine reading        |
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18|success.                                                               |
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19|    C.  The State Board of Education shall approve screening           |
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20|instruments for use at the beginning and end of the school year, for   |
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21|monitoring of progress, and for measurement of reading skills at the   |
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22|end of the school year as required in subsections A and B of this      |
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23|section; provided, at least one of the screening instruments shall     |
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24|meet the following criteria:                                           |
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 1|    1.  Assess for phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, and   |
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 2|comprehension;                                                         |
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 3|    2.  Document the validity and reliability of each assessment;      |
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 4|    3.  Can be used for diagnosis and progress monitoring;             |
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 5|    4.  Can be used to assess special education and limited-English-   |
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 6|proficient students; and                                               |
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 7|    5.  Accompanied by a data management system that provides          |
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 8|profiles for students, class, grade level and school building.  The    |
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 9|profiles shall identify each student's instructional point of need     |
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10|and reading achievement level.  The State Board shall also determine   |
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11|other comparable reading assessments for diagnostic purposes and for   |
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12|periodic and post assessments to be used for students at risk of       |
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13|reading failure.  The State Board shall ensure that any assessments    |
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14|approved are in alignment with the subject matter standards adopted    |
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15|by the State Board of Education.                                       |
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16|    D.  1.  The program of reading instruction required in             |
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17|subsection B of this section shall align with the subject matter       |
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18|standards adopted by the State Board of Education and shall include    |
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19|provisions of the READ Initiative adopted by the school district as    |
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20|provided for in subsection O of this section.  A program of reading    |
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21|instruction may include, but is not limited to:                        |
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22|         a.    sufficient additional in-school instructional time      |
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23|              for the acquisition of phonemic awareness, phonics,      |
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24|              reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension,          |
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 1|         b.    if necessary, tutorial instruction after regular        |
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 2|              school hours, on Saturdays and during summer; however,   |
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 3|              such instruction may not be counted toward the           |
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 4|              one-hundred-eighty-day or one-thousand-eighty-hour       |
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 5|              one-thousand-one-hundred-forty-hour school year          |
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 6|              required in Section 1-109 of this title, and             |
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 7|         c.    assessments identified for diagnostic purposes and      |
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 8|              periodic monitoring to measure the acquisition of        |
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 9|              reading skills including, but not limited to, phonemic   |
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10|              awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, and     |
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11|              comprehension, as identified in the student's program    |
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12|              of reading instruction.                                  |
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13|    2.  A student enrolled in first or second grades who has been      |
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14|assessed as provided for in subsection B of this section and found     |
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15|not to be reading at the corresponding grade level, shall be           |
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16|entitled to individualized remediation in reading until the student    |
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17|is determined by the results of a screening instrument to be reading   |
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18|on grade level.  The program of reading instruction for each student   |
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19|shall be developed by a Student Reading Proficiency Team and shall     |
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20|include individualized remediation.  Each team shall be composed of:   |
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21|         a.    the parent or guardian of the student,                  |
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22|         b.    the teacher assigned to the student who had             |
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23|              responsibility for reading instruction in that           |
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24|              academic year,                                           |
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 1|         c.    a teacher who is responsible for reading instruction    |
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 2|              and is assigned to teach in the next grade level of      |
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 3|              the student, and                                         |
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 4|         d.    a certified reading specialist, if one is available.    |
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 5|    E.  The program of reading instruction shall continue until the    |
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 6|student is determined by the results of approved reading assessments   |
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 7|to be reading on grade level.                                          |
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 8|    F.  1.  Every school district shall adopt, and implement a         |
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 9|district reading sufficiency plan which has had input from school      |
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10|administrators, teachers, and parents and if possible a reading        |
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11|specialist, and which shall be submitted electronically to and         |
  |                                                                       |
12|approved by the State Board of Education.  The plan shall be updated   |
  |                                                                       |
13|annually.  School districts shall not be required to electronically    |
  |                                                                       |
14|submit the annual updates to the Board if the last plan submitted to   |
  |                                                                       |
15|the Board was approved and expenditures for the program include only   |
  |                                                                       |
16|expenses relating to individual and small group tutoring, purchase     |
  |                                                                       |
17|of and training in the use of screening and assessment measures,       |
  |                                                                       |
18|summer school programs and Saturday school programs.  If any           |
  |                                                                       |
19|expenditure for the program is deleted or changed or any other type    |
  |                                                                       |
20|of expenditure for the program is implemented, the school district     |
  |                                                                       |
21|shall be required to submit the latest annual update to the Board      |
  |                                                                       |
22|for approval.  The district reading sufficiency plan shall include a   |
  |                                                                       |
23|plan for each site which includes an analysis of the data provided     |
  |                                                                       |
24|by the Oklahoma School Testing Program and other reading assessments   |
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 1|utilized as required in this section, and which outlines how each      |
  |                                                                       |
 2|school site will comply with the provisions of the Reading             |
  |                                                                       |
 3|Sufficiency Act.                                                       |
  |                                                                       |
 4|    2.  The State Board of Education shall adopt rules for the         |
  |                                                                       |
 5|implementation and evaluation of the provisions of the Reading         |
  |                                                                       |
 6|Sufficiency Act.  The evaluation shall include, but not be limited     |
  |                                                                       |
 7|to, an analysis of the data required in subsection S of this           |
  |                                                                       |
 8|section.                                                               |
  |                                                                       |
 9|    G.  For any third-grade student found not to be reading at grade   |
  |                                                                       |
10|level as determined by reading assessments administered pursuant to    |
  |                                                                       |
11|this section, a new program of reading instruction, including          |
  |                                                                       |
12|provisions of the READ Initiative adopted by the school district as    |
  |                                                                       |
13|provided for in subsection O of this section, shall be developed by    |
  |                                                                       |
14|a Student Reading Proficiency Team and implemented as specified in     |
  |                                                                       |
15|subsection D of this section.  In addition to other requirements of    |
  |                                                                       |
16|the Reading Sufficiency Act, the plan may include specialized          |
  |                                                                       |
17|tutoring.                                                              |
  |                                                                       |
18|    H.  1.  Any first-grade, second-grade or third-grade student who   |
  |                                                                       |
19|demonstrates proficiency in reading at the third-grade level through   |
  |                                                                       |
20|a screening instrument which meets the acquisition of reading skills   |
  |                                                                       |
21|criteria pursuant to subsection B of this section shall not be         |
  |                                                                       |
22|subject to retention pursuant to this section.  After a student has    |
  |                                                                       |
23|demonstrated proficiency through a screening instrument, the           |
  |                                                                       |
24|district shall provide notification to the parent or guardian of the   |
  |                                                                       |
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 1|student that they have satisfied the requirements of the Reading       |
  |                                                                       |
 2|Sufficiency Act and will not be subject to retention pursuant to       |
  |                                                                       |
 3|this section.                                                          |
  |                                                                       |
 4|    2.  If a third-grade student is identified at any point of the     |
  |                                                                       |
 5|academic year as having a significant reading deficiency, which        |
  |                                                                       |
 6|shall be defined as scoring below proficient on a screening            |
  |                                                                       |
 7|instrument which meets the acquisition of reading skills criteria      |
  |                                                                       |
 8|pursuant to subsection B of this section, the district shall           |
  |                                                                       |
 9|immediately begin a student reading portfolio as provided by           |
  |                                                                       |
10|subsection K of this section and shall provide notice to the parent    |
  |                                                                       |
11|of the deficiency pursuant to subsection I of this section.            |
  |                                                                       |
12|    3.  If a student has not yet satisfied the proficiency             |
  |                                                                       |
13|requirements of this section prior to the completion of third grade    |
  |                                                                       |
14|and still has a significant reading deficiency, as identified based    |
  |                                                                       |
15|on assessments administered as provided for in subsection B of this    |
  |                                                                       |
16|section, has not accumulated evidence of third-grade proficiency       |
  |                                                                       |
17|through a student portfolio as provided in subsection K of this        |
  |                                                                       |
18|section, or is not subject to a good-cause exemption as provided in    |
  |                                                                       |
19|subsection K of this section, then the student shall not be eligible   |
  |                                                                       |
20|for automatic promotion to fourth grade.                               |
  |                                                                       |
21|    4.   a.    For the 2016-2017 school year, a student not eligible   |
  |                                                                       |
22|              for automatic promotion as provided for in paragraph 3   |
  |                                                                       |
23|              of this subsection and who scores at the                 |
  |                                                                       |
24|              unsatisfactory level on the reading portion of the       |
  |                                                                       |
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 1|              statewide third-grade assessment administered pursuant   |
  |                                                                       |
 2|              to Section 1210.508 of this title may be evaluated for   |
  |                                                                       |
 3|              probationary promotion by the Student Reading            |
  |                                                                       |
 4|              Proficiency Team.  Beginning with the 2017-2018 school   |
  |                                                                       |
 5|              year, a student not eligible for automatic promotion     |
  |                                                                       |
 6|              as provided for under paragraph 3 of this subsection     |
  |                                                                       |
 7|              and who scores below the proficiency level on the        |
  |                                                                       |
 8|              reading portion of the statewide third-grade             |
  |                                                                       |
 9|              assessment administered pursuant to Section 1210.508     |
  |                                                                       |
10|              of this title may be evaluated for probationary          |
  |                                                                       |
11|              promotion by the Student Reading Proficiency Team        |
  |                                                                       |
12|              which was created for the student pursuant to            |
  |                                                                       |
13|              subsection D of this section.                            |
  |                                                                       |
14|         b.    The student shall be promoted to the fourth grade if    |
  |                                                                       |
15|              the team members unanimously recommend probationary      |
  |                                                                       |
16|              promotion to the school principal and the school         |
  |                                                                       |
17|              district superintendent and the principal and            |
  |                                                                       |
18|              superintendent approve the recommendation that           |
  |                                                                       |
19|              promotion is the best option for the student.  If a      |
  |                                                                       |
20|              student is allowed a probationary promotion, the team    |
  |                                                                       |
21|              shall continue to review the reading performance of      |
  |                                                                       |
22|              the student and repeat the requirements of this          |
  |                                                                       |
23|              paragraph each academic year until the student           |
  |                                                                       |
24|              demonstrates grade-level reading proficiency, as         |
  |                                                                       |
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 1|              identified through a screening instrument which meets    |
  |                                                                       |
 2|              the acquisition of reading skills criteria pursuant to   |
  |                                                                       |
 3|              subsection B of this section, for the corresponding      |
  |                                                                       |
 4|              grade level in which the student is enrolled or          |
  |                                                                       |
 5|              transitions to the requirements set forth by the         |
  |                                                                       |
 6|              Achieving Classroom Excellence Act.                      |
  |                                                                       |
 7|    5.  Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, students who score   |
  |                                                                       |
 8|below the proficient level on the reading portion of the statewide     |
  |                                                                       |
 9|third-grade assessment administered pursuant to Section 1210.508 of    |
  |                                                                       |
10|this title, who are not subject to a good cause exemption as           |
  |                                                                       |
11|provided in subsection K of this section, and who do not qualify for   |
  |                                                                       |
12|promotion or probationary promotion as provided in this subsection,    |
  |                                                                       |
13|shall be retained in the third grade and provided intensive            |
  |                                                                       |
14|instructional services and supports as provided for in subsection N    |
  |                                                                       |
15|of this section.                                                       |
  |                                                                       |
16|    6.  Each school district shall annually report to the State        |
  |                                                                       |
17|Department of Education the number of students promoted to the         |
  |                                                                       |
18|fourth grade pursuant to this subsection and the number of students    |
  |                                                                       |
19|promoted to a subsequent grade pursuant to the provisions in           |
  |                                                                       |
20|paragraph 4 of this subsection.  The State Department of Education     |
  |                                                                       |
21|shall publicly report the aggregate and district-specific number of    |
  |                                                                       |
22|students promoted on their website and shall provide electronic        |
  |                                                                       |
23|copies of the report to the Governor, Secretary of Education,          |
  |                                                                       |
24|President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Speaker of the House of           |
  |                                                                       |
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 1|Representatives, and to the respective chairs of the committees with   |
  |                                                                       |
 2|responsibility for common education policy in each legislative         |
  |                                                                       |
 3|chamber.                                                               |
  |                                                                       |
 4|    7.  Nothing shall prevent a school district from applying the      |
  |                                                                       |
 5|principles of paragraphs 3 and 4 of this subsection in grades          |
  |                                                                       |
 6|kindergarten through second grade.                                     |
  |                                                                       |
 7|    8.  To determine the promotion and retention of third-grade        |
  |                                                                       |
 8|students pursuant to the Reading Sufficiency Act, the State Board of   |
  |                                                                       |
 9|Education shall use only the reading comprehension and vocabulary      |
  |                                                                       |
10|scores portion of the statewide third-grade assessment administered    |
  |                                                                       |
11|pursuant to Section 1210.508 of this title and shall not use the       |
  |                                                                       |
12|other language arts scores portions of the assessment.                 |
  |                                                                       |
13|    I.  The parent of any student who is found to have a reading       |
  |                                                                       |
14|deficiency and is not reading at the appropriate grade level and has   |
  |                                                                       |
15|been provided a program of reading instruction as provided for in      |
  |                                                                       |
16|subsection B of this section shall be notified in writing of the       |
  |                                                                       |
17|following:                                                             |
  |                                                                       |
18|    1.  That the student has been identified as having a substantial   |
  |                                                                       |
19|deficiency in reading;                                                 |
  |                                                                       |
20|    2.  A description of the current services that are provided to     |
  |                                                                       |
21|the student pursuant to a conjoint measurement model such that a       |
  |                                                                       |
22|reader and a text are placed on the same scale;                        |
  |                                                                       |
23|                                                                       |
  |                                                                       |
24|                                                                       |
  |                                                                       |
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 1|    3.  A description of the proposed supplemental instructional       |
  |                                                                       |
 2|services and supports that will be provided to the student that are    |
  |                                                                       |
 3|designed to remediate the identified area of reading deficiency;       |
  |                                                                       |
 4|    4.  That the student will not be promoted to the fourth grade if   |
  |                                                                       |
 5|the reading deficiency is not remediated by the end of the third       |
  |                                                                       |
 6|grade, unless the student is otherwise promoted as provided for in     |
  |                                                                       |
 7|subsection H of this section or is exempt for good cause as set        |
  |                                                                       |
 8|forth in subsection K of this section;                                 |
  |                                                                       |
 9|    5.  Strategies for parents to use in helping their child succeed   |
  |                                                                       |
10|in reading proficiency;                                                |
  |                                                                       |
11|    6.  The grade-level performance scores of the student;             |
  |                                                                       |
12|    7.  That while the results of the statewide assessments            |
  |                                                                       |
13|administered pursuant to Section 1210.508 of this title are the        |
  |                                                                       |
14|initial determinant, they are not the sole determiner of promotion     |
  |                                                                       |
15|and that portfolio reviews and assessments are available; and          |
  |                                                                       |
16|    8.  The specific criteria and policies of the school district      |
  |                                                                       |
17|for midyear promotion implemented as provided for in paragraph 4 of    |
  |                                                                       |
18|subsection N of this section.                                          |
  |                                                                       |
19|    J.  No student may be assigned to a grade level based solely on    |
  |                                                                       |
20|age or other factors that constitute social promotion.                 |
  |                                                                       |
21|    K.  For those students who do not meet the academic requirements   |
  |                                                                       |
22|for promotion and who are not otherwise promoted as provided for in    |
  |                                                                       |
23|subsection H of this section, a school district may promote the        |
  |                                                                       |
24|                                                                       |
  |                                                                       |
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 1|student for good cause only.  Good-cause exemptions for promotion      |
  |                                                                       |
 2|shall be limited to the following:                                     |
  |                                                                       |
 3|    1.  Limited-English-proficient students who have had less than     |
  |                                                                       |
 4|two (2) years of instruction in an English language learner program;   |
  |                                                                       |
 5|    2.  Students with disabilities whose individualized education      |
  |                                                                       |
 6|program (IEP), consistent with state law, indicates that the student   |
  |                                                                       |
 7|is to be assessed with alternate achievement standards through the     |
  |                                                                       |
 8|Oklahoma Alternate Assessment Program (OAAP);                          |
  |                                                                       |
 9|    3.  Students who demonstrate an acceptable level of performance    |
  |                                                                       |
10|on an alternative standardized reading assessment approved by the      |
  |                                                                       |
11|State Board of Education;                                              |
  |                                                                       |
12|    4.  Students who demonstrate, through a student portfolio, that    |
  |                                                                       |
13|the student is reading on grade level as evidenced by demonstration    |
  |                                                                       |
14|of mastery of the state standards beyond the retention level;          |
  |                                                                       |
15|    5.  Students with disabilities who participate in the statewide    |
  |                                                                       |
16|assessments administered pursuant to Section 1210.508 of this title    |
  |                                                                       |
17|and who have an individualized education program that reflects that    |
  |                                                                       |
18|the student has received intensive remediation in reading for more     |
  |                                                                       |
19|than two (2) years but still demonstrates a deficiency in reading      |
  |                                                                       |
20|and was previously retained in prekindergarten for academic reasons,   |
  |                                                                       |
21|kindergarten, first grade, second grade, or third grade;               |
  |                                                                       |
22|    6.  Students who have received intensive remediation in reading    |
  |                                                                       |
23|through a program of reading instruction for two (2) or more years     |
  |                                                                       |
24|but still demonstrate a deficiency in reading and who were             |
  |                                                                       |
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 1|previously retained in prekindergarten for academic reasons,           |
  |                                                                       |
 2|kindergarten, first grade, second grade, or third grade for a total    |
  |                                                                       |
 3|of two (2) years; and                                                  |
  |                                                                       |
 4|    7.  Students who have been granted an exemption for medical        |
  |                                                                       |
 5|emergencies by the State Department of Education.                      |
  |                                                                       |
 6|    L.  A student who is otherwise promoted as provided for in         |
  |                                                                       |
 7|subsection H of this section or is promoted for good cause as          |
  |                                                                       |
 8|provided for in subsection K of this section shall be provided         |
  |                                                                       |
 9|intensive reading instruction during an altered instructional day      |
  |                                                                       |
10|that includes specialized diagnostic information and specific          |
  |                                                                       |
11|reading strategies for each student.  The school district shall        |
  |                                                                       |
12|assist schools and teachers to implement reading strategies for the    |
  |                                                                       |
13|promoted students that research has shown to be successful in          |
  |                                                                       |
14|improving reading among low-performing readers.                        |
  |                                                                       |
15|    M.  Requests to exempt students from the retention requirements    |
  |                                                                       |
16|based on one of the good-cause exemptions as described in subsection   |
  |                                                                       |
17|K of this section shall be made using the following process:           |
  |                                                                       |
18|    1.  Documentation submitted from the teacher of the student to     |
  |                                                                       |
19|the school principal that indicates the student meets one of the       |
  |                                                                       |
20|good-cause exemptions and promotion of the student is appropriate.     |
  |                                                                       |
21|In order to minimize paperwork requirements, the documentation shall   |
  |                                                                       |
22|consist only of the alternative assessment results or student          |
  |                                                                       |
23|portfolio work and the individual education plan (IEP), as             |
  |                                                                       |
24|applicable;                                                            |
  |                                                                       |
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 1|    2.  The principal of the school shall review and discuss the       |
  |                                                                       |
 2|documentation with the teacher and, if applicable, the other members   |
  |                                                                       |
 3|of the Student Reading Proficiency Team as described in subsection D   |
  |                                                                       |
 4|of this section.  If the principal determines that the student meets   |
  |                                                                       |
 5|one of the good-cause exemptions and should be promoted based on the   |
  |                                                                       |
 6|documentation provided, the principal shall make a recommendation in   |
  |                                                                       |
 7|writing to the school district superintendent; and                     |
  |                                                                       |
 8|    3.  After review, the school district superintendent shall         |
  |                                                                       |
 9|accept or reject the recommendation of the principal in writing.       |
  |                                                                       |
10|    N.  Each school district shall:                                    |
  |                                                                       |
11|    1.  Conduct a review of the program of reading instruction for     |
  |                                                                       |
12|all students who score below the proficient level on the reading       |
  |                                                                       |
13|portion of the statewide assessment administered pursuant to Section   |
  |                                                                       |
14|1210.508 of this title and did not meet the criteria for one of the    |
  |                                                                       |
15|good-cause exemptions as set forth in subsection K of this section.    |
  |                                                                       |
16|The review shall address additional supports and services, as          |
  |                                                                       |
17|described in this subsection, needed to remediate the identified       |
  |                                                                       |
18|areas of reading deficiency.  The school district shall require a      |
  |                                                                       |
19|student portfolio to be completed for each retained student;           |
  |                                                                       |
20|    2.  Provide to students who have been retained as set forth in     |
  |                                                                       |
21|subsection H of this section with intensive interventions in           |
  |                                                                       |
22|reading, intensive instructional services and supports to remediate    |
  |                                                                       |
23|the identified areas of reading deficiency, including a minimum of     |
  |                                                                       |
24|ninety (90) minutes of daily, uninterrupted,                           |
  |                                                                       |
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 1|scientific-research-based reading instruction.  Retained students      |
  |                                                                       |
 2|shall be provided other strategies prescribed by the school            |
  |                                                                       |
 3|district, which may include, but are not limited to:                   |
  |                                                                       |
 4|         a.   small group instruction,                                 |
  |                                                                       |
 5|         b.   reduced teacher-student ratios,                          |
  |                                                                       |
 6|         c.   more frequent progress monitoring,                       |
  |                                                                       |
 7|         d.   tutoring or mentoring,                                   |
  |                                                                       |
 8|         e.   transition classes containing third- and fourth-grade    |
  |                                                                       |
 9|              students,                                                |
  |                                                                       |
10|         f.   extended school day, week, or year, and                  |
  |                                                                       |
11|         g.   summer reading academies as provided for in Section      |
  |                                                                       |
12|              1210.508E of this title, if available;                   |
  |                                                                       |
13|    3.  Provide written notification to the parent or guardian of      |
  |                                                                       |
14|any student who is to be retained as set forth in subsection H of      |
  |                                                                       |
15|this section that the student has not met the proficiency level        |
  |                                                                       |
16|required for promotion and was not otherwise promoted and the          |
  |                                                                       |
17|reasons the student is not eligible for a good-cause exemption.  The   |
  |                                                                       |
18|notification shall include a description of proposed interventions     |
  |                                                                       |
19|and intensive instructional supports that will be provided to the      |
  |                                                                       |
20|student to remediate the identified areas of reading deficiency;       |
  |                                                                       |
21|    4.  Implement a policy for the midyear promotion of a retained     |
  |                                                                       |
22|student who can demonstrate that the student is a successful and       |
  |                                                                       |
23|independent reader, is reading at or above grade level, and is ready   |
  |                                                                       |
24|to be promoted to the fourth grade.  Tools that school districts may   |
  |                                                                       |
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 1|use in reevaluating any retained student may include subsequent        |
  |                                                                       |
 2|assessments, alternative assessments, and portfolio reviews, in        |
  |                                                                       |
 3|accordance with rules of the State Board of Education.  Retained       |
  |                                                                       |
 4|students may only be promoted midyear prior to November 1 and only     |
  |                                                                       |
 5|upon demonstrating a level of proficiency required to score at the     |
  |                                                                       |
 6|proficient level on the statewide third-grade assessment               |
  |                                                                       |
 7|administered pursuant to Section 1210.508 of this title, or upon       |
  |                                                                       |
 8|demonstrating proficiency in reading at the third-grade level          |
  |                                                                       |
 9|through a screening instrument administered pursuant to subsection B   |
  |                                                                       |
10|of this section, and upon showing progress sufficient to master        |
  |                                                                       |
11|appropriate fourth-grade-level skills, as determined by the school.    |
  |                                                                       |
12|A midyear promotion shall be made only upon agreement of the parent    |
  |                                                                       |
13|or guardian of the student and the school principal;                   |
  |                                                                       |
14|    5.  Provide students who are retained with a high-performing       |
  |                                                                       |
15|teacher who can address the needs of the student, based on student     |
  |                                                                       |
16|performance data and above-satisfactory performance appraisals; and    |
  |                                                                       |
17|    6.  In addition to required reading enhancement and acceleration   |
  |                                                                       |
18|strategies, provide students who are retained with at least one of     |
  |                                                                       |
19|the following instructional options:                                   |
  |                                                                       |
20|         a.   supplemental tutoring in scientific-research-based       |
  |                                                                       |
21|              reading services in addition to the regular reading      |
  |                                                                       |
22|              block, including tutoring before or after school,        |
  |                                                                       |
23|                                                                       |
  |                                                                       |
24|                                                                       |
  |                                                                       |
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 1|         b.   a parent-guided "Read at Home" assistance plan, as       |
  |                                                                       |
 2|              developed by the State Department of Education, the      |
  |                                                                       |
 3|              purpose of which is to encourage regular parent-guided   |
  |                                                                       |
 4|              home reading, or                                         |
  |                                                                       |
 5|         c.   a mentor or tutor with specialized reading training.     |
  |                                                                       |
 6|    O.  Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, each school          |
  |                                                                       |
 7|district shall establish a Reading Enhancement and Acceleration        |
  |                                                                       |
 8|Development (READ) Initiative.  The focus of the READ Initiative       |
  |                                                                       |
 9|shall be to prevent the retention of third-grade students by           |
  |                                                                       |
10|offering intensive accelerated reading instruction to third-grade      |
  |                                                                       |
11|students who failed to meet standards for promotion to fourth grade    |
  |                                                                       |
12|and to kindergarten through third-grade students who are exhibiting    |
  |                                                                       |
13|a reading deficiency.  The READ Initiative shall:                      |
  |                                                                       |
14|    1.  Be provided to all kindergarten through third-grade students   |
  |                                                                       |
15|at risk of retention as identified by the assessments administered     |
  |                                                                       |
16|pursuant to the Reading Sufficiency Act.  The assessment used shall    |
  |                                                                       |
17|measure phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and          |
  |                                                                       |
18|comprehension;                                                         |
  |                                                                       |
19|    2.  Be provided during regular school hours in addition to the     |
  |                                                                       |
20|regular reading instruction; and                                       |
  |                                                                       |
21|    3.  Provide a state-approved reading curriculum that, at a         |
  |                                                                       |
22|minimum, meets the following specifications:                           |
  |                                                                       |
23|         a.   assists students assessed as exhibiting a reading        |
  |                                                                       |
24|                                                                       |
  |                                                                       |
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 1|              deficiency in developing the ability to read at grade    |
  |                                                                       |
 2|              level,                                                   |
  |                                                                       |
 3|         b.   provides skill development in phonemic awareness,        |
  |                                                                       |
 4|              phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension,         |
  |                                                                       |
 5|         c.   provides a scientific-research-based and reliable        |
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 6|              assessment,                                              |
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 7|         d.   provides initial and ongoing analysis of the reading     |
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 8|              progress of each student,                                |
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 9|         e.   is implemented during regular school hours,              |
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10|         f.   provides a curriculum in core academic subjects to       |
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11|              assist the student in maintaining or meeting             |
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12|              proficiency levels for the appropriate grade in all      |
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13|              academic subjects,                                       |
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14|         g.   establishes at each school, where applicable, an         |
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15|              Intensive Acceleration Class for retained third-grade    |
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16|              students who subsequently score below the proficient     |
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17|              level on the reading portion of the statewide            |
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18|              assessment administered pursuant to Section 1210.508     |
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19|              of this title.  The focus of the Intensive               |
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20|              Acceleration Class shall be to increase the reading      |
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21|              level of a child at least two grade levels in one (1)    |
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22|              school year.  The Intensive Acceleration Class shall:    |
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23|              (1)  be provided to any student in the third grade who   |
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24|                   scores below the proficient level on the reading    |
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 1|                   portion of the statewide assessments and who was    |
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 2|                   retained in the third grade the prior year          |
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 3|                   because of scoring below the proficient level on    |
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 4|                   the reading portion of the statewide assessments,   |
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 5|              (2)  have a reduced teacher-student ratio,               |
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 6|              (3)  provide uninterrupted reading instruction for the   |
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 7|                   majority of student contact time each day and       |
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 8|                   incorporate opportunities to master the             |
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 9|                   fourth-grade state standards in other core          |
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10|                   subject areas,                                      |
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11|              (4)  use a reading program that is                       |
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12|                   scientific-research-based and has proven results    |
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13|                   in accelerating student reading achievement         |
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14|                   within the same school year,                        |
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15|              (5)  provide intensive language and vocabulary           |
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16|                   instruction using a scientific-research-based       |
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17|                   program, including use of a speech-language         |
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18|                   therapist,                                          |
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19|              (6)  include weekly progress monitoring measures to      |
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20|                   ensure progress is being made, and                  |
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21|              (7)  provide reports to the State Department of          |
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22|                   Education, in the manner described by the           |
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23|                   Department, outlining the progress of students in   |
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24|                   the class at the end of the first semester,         |
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 1|         h.   provide reports to the State Board of Education, upon    |
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 2|              request, on the specific intensive reading               |
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 3|              interventions and supports implemented by the school     |
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 4|              district.  The State Superintendent of Public            |
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 5|              Instruction shall annually prescribe the required        |
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 6|              components of the reports, and                           |
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 7|         i.   provide to a student who has been retained in the        |
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 8|              third grade and has received intensive instructional     |
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 9|              services but is still not ready for grade promotion,     |
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10|              as determined by the school district, the option of      |
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11|              being placed in a transitional instructional setting.    |
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12|              A transitional setting shall specifically be designed    |
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13|              to produce learning gains sufficient to meet             |
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14|              fourth-grade performance standards while continuing to   |
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15|              remediate the areas of reading deficiency.               |
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16|    P.  In addition to the requirements set forth in this section,     |
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17|each school district board of education shall annually report to the   |
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18|parent or guardian of each student in the district the progress of     |
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19|the student toward achieving state and district expectations for       |
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20|proficiency in reading, writing, science, and mathematics.  The        |
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21|school district board of education shall report to the parent or       |
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22|guardian of each student the results on statewide assessments          |
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23|administered pursuant to Section 1210.508 of this title.  The          |
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24|evaluation of the progress of each student shall be based upon         |
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 1|classroom work, observations, tests, district and state assessments,   |
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 2|and other relevant information.  Progress reporting shall be           |
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 3|provided to the parent or guardian in writing.                         |
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 4|    Q.  1.  Each school district board of education shall annually     |
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 5|publish on the school website, and report in writing to the State      |
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 6|Board of Education by September 1 of each year, the following          |
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 7|information on the prior school year:                                  |
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 8|         a.   the provisions of this section relating to public        |
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 9|              school student progression and the policies and          |
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10|              procedures of the school district on student retention   |
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11|              and promotion,                                           |
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12|         b.   by grade, the number and percentage of all students in   |
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13|              grades three through ten performing below the            |
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14|              proficient level on the reading portion of the           |
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15|              statewide assessment administered pursuant to Section    |
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16|              1210.508 of this title,                                  |
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17|         c.   by grade, the number and percentage of all students      |
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18|              retained in grades three through ten,                    |
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19|         d.   information on the total number and percentage of        |
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20|              students who were promoted for good cause, by each       |
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21|              category of good cause as specified above, and           |
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22|         e.   any revisions to the policies of the school district     |
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23|              on student retention and promotion from the prior        |
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24|              year.                                                    |
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 1|    2.  The State Department of Education shall establish a uniform    |
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 2|format for school districts to report the information required in      |
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 3|this subsection.  The format shall be developed with input from        |
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 4|school districts and shall be provided not later than ninety (90)      |
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 5|days prior to the annual due date.  The Department shall annually      |
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 6|compile the information required, along with state-level summary       |
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 7|information, and report the information to the public, the Governor,   |
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 8|the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Speaker of the        |
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 9|House of Representatives.                                              |
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10|    R.  The State Department of Education shall provide technical      |
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11|assistance as needed to aid school districts in administering the      |
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12|provision of the Reading Sufficiency Act.                              |
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13|    S.  On or before December 31 of each year, the State Department    |
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14|of Education shall issue to the Governor, the President Pro Tempore    |
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15|of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and         |
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16|members of the Senate and House of Representatives Education           |
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17|Committees a Reading Report Card for the state and each school         |
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18|district and elementary site which shall include, but is not limited   |
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19|to, trend data detailing three (3) years of data, disaggregated by     |
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20|student subgroups to include economically disadvantaged, major         |
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21|racial or ethnic groups, students with disabilities, and English       |
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22|language learners, as appropriate for the following:                   |
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 1|    1.  The number and percentage of students in kindergarten          |
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 2|through third grade determined to be at risk for reading               |
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 3|difficulties compared to the total number of students enrolled in      |
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 4|each grade;                                                            |
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 5|    2.  The number and percentage of students in kindergarten who      |
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 6|continue to be at risk for reading difficulties as determined by the   |
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 7|year-end measurement of reading progress;                              |
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 8|    3.  The number and percentage of students in kindergarten          |
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 9|through third grade who have successfully completed their program of   |
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10|reading instruction and are reading on grade level as determined by    |
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11|the results of approved reading assessments;                           |
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12|    4.  The number and percentage of students scoring at each          |
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13|performance level on the reading portion of the statewide              |
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14|third-grade assessment administered pursuant to Section 1210.508 of    |
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15|this title;                                                            |
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16|    5.  The number of students tested, the number of students          |
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17|promoted through meeting proficiency on a screening instrument as      |
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18|provided for in subsection H of this section, the number of students   |
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19|promoted through each of the good-cause exemptions as provided for     |
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20|in subsection K of this section and the number of students retained    |
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21|and the number of students promoted through probationary promotion     |
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22|as provided for in subsection H of this section for each elementary    |
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23|site;                                                                  |
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 1|    6.  Data tracking the progression of students promoted through     |
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 2|each of the good-cause exemptions as provided for in subsection K of   |
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 3|this section and students promoted through probationary promotion or   |
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 4|students who are retained in third grade as provided for in            |
  |                                                                       |
 5|subsection H of this section through the eighth grade.  The data       |
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 6|shall include but not be limited to information regarding whether      |
  |                                                                       |
 7|students graduate on time;                                             |
  |                                                                       |
 8|    7.  The amount of funds for reading remediation received by each   |
  |                                                                       |
 9|district;                                                              |
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10|    8.  An evaluation and narrative interpretation of the report       |
  |                                                                       |
11|data analyzing the impact of the Reading Sufficiency Act on            |
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12|students' ability to read at grade level;                              |
  |                                                                       |
13|    9.  The type of reading instruction practices and methods          |
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14|currently being used by school districts in the state;                 |
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15|    10.  Socioeconomic information, access to reading resources        |
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16|outside of school and screening for and identification of learning     |
  |                                                                       |
17|disabilities for students not reading at the appropriate grade level   |
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18|by third grade;                                                        |
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19|    11.  The types of intensive remediation efforts being conducted    |
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20|by school districts to identify best practices for students that are   |
  |                                                                       |
21|not reading at the appropriate grade level and are not retained        |
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22|under the provisions of this section; and                              |
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23|    12.  Any recommendations for improvements or amendments to the     |
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24|Reading Sufficiency Act.                                               |
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 1|    The State Department of Education may contract with an             |
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 2|independent entity for the reporting and analysis requirements of      |
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 3|this subsection.                                                       |
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 4|    T.  Copies of the results of the assessments administered shall    |
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 5|be made a part of the permanent record of each student.                |
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 6|    SECTION 4.     AMENDATORY     70 O.S. 2011, Section 4516, is       |
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 7|amended to read as follows:                                            |
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 8|    Section 4516.  The board of education of any school district       |
  |                                                                       |
 9|operating pursuant to the provisions of this act shall establish a     |
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10|school calendar whereby the teaching sessions and vacation periods     |
  |                                                                       |
11|during the school year are on a rotating basis.                        |
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12|    Each selected school shall be closed for all students and          |
  |                                                                       |
13|employees on regular school holidays.                                  |
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14|    The schools and classes shall be conducted for a total of no       |
  |                                                                       |
15|less than one hundred eighty (180) days or no less than one thousand   |
  |                                                                       |
16|eighty (1,080) hours one thousand one hundred forty (1,140) hours      |
  |                                                                       |
17|during the academic year.                                              |
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18|    The provisions of all other laws relating to compulsory            |
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19|full-time education and the enrollment and attendance of pupils in     |
  |                                                                       |
20|the kindergarten, elementary and secondary grades shall be             |
  |                                                                       |
21|applicable with respect to the regular school days prescribed for      |
  |                                                                       |
22|the entire academic year established for the school at which a         |
  |                                                                       |
23|program pursuant to this act is conducted, and to the attendance       |
  |                                                                       |
24|area established for such school.                                      |
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 1|    SECTION 5.  This act shall become effective July 1, 2020.          |
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 2|COMMITTEE REPORT BY: COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS                       |
  |February 27, 2019 - DO PASS AS AMENDED                                 |
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