Bill Summary for S 438 (2019-2020)
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AN ACT TO MODIFY THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA READ TO ACHIEVE PROGRAM IN ORDER TO ATTAIN STATEWIDE READING PROFICIENCY BY THE THIRD GRADE.Intro. by Berger.
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House amendments makes the following changes to the 3rd edition, as amended.
Amendment #3 amends the directives regarding the convening of a task force to develop a Comprehensive Plan to Improve Literacy Instruction (Plan). Adds that the task force must also review national and international early literacy research, programs, and initiatives, including the successes and setbacks of these efforts in increasing student reading proficiency by the end of third grade.
Amendment #4 adds new Part XII to the act. Amends GS 115C-83.6 and GS 115C-174.11 to allow a local board of education to select different reading assessments for kindergarten, first, second, and third grade students, alternatively to those assessments made available by the State Board of Education. Specifies that the local board's selection is subject to its available funds and the existing criteria of assessments set forth in the statute. Applies beginning with the 2019-20 school year. Makes conforming organizational changes.