Governor Fallin signed House Bill 2511 into law today. The measure requires that at least one of the State Board of Education approved reading screening instruments meet the following criteria:
· assess for phonological awareness, phonics, reading fluency and comprehension
- document the validity and reliability of each assessment
- can be used for diagnosis and progress monitoring
- can be used to assess special education and Limited-English Proficient students
- include a data management system that provides profiles for students, class, grade level and school building that identifies students’ needs and achievement.
The measure also removes the cap of three on the number of screening instruments that the State Board of Education must approve for use at the beginning of the school year for monitoring progress and measurement of reading skills at the end of the year.