Why Reading Academies?
By developing skilled and effective educators, we ensure students have access to high quality reading and writing instruction, thereby positively impacting student literacy achievement. Reading Academies, therefore:Are a transformative opportunity to improve teacher and student outcomes.Play a central role on our "Path to 60" Board Goals - 60% of students at 'meets' or above in 3rd grade STAAR Reading by 2025.Will accelerate growth and help address the persistent achievement gaps.
House Bill 3 (HB3)
House Bill 3 of the 2019 Texas Legislative Session was one of the most comprehensive reforms for public education in Texas. A key feature of House Bill 3 requires all kindergarten through third-grade teachers and elementary principals to complete the Texas Reading Academies before the end of the 2022-2023 school year.
What are Reading Academies?
The Reading Academies are a transformative opportunity to equip teachers and administrators with evidence-based content and methods that best support the science of teaching reading.
- Science of Teaching Reading
- Establishing a Literacy Community
- Using Assessment Data to Inform Instruction
- Oral Language & Vocabulary
- Phonological Awareness
- Alphabet Knowledge
- Decoding, Encoding, and Word Study
- Reading Fluency
- Reading Comprehension
- Tiered Supports and Reading Difficulties
Key Features of the Reading Academies