Advisory Groups

Reading Diagnostic and Intervention Grant Steering Committee (Read to Achieve Grant)

Published: 1/24/2023 3:13 PM

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​Purpose: The Reading Diagnostic and Intervention Grant Steering Committee is created for the purpose of advising the Kentucky Board of Education and the Department of Education concerning the implementation and administration of universal screeners, reading diagnostic assessments, and a statewide professional development program for early literacy under KRS 158.794.

Membership: The committee shall be composed of fourteen (14) members, including the commissioner of education or the commissioner's designee and the following members, to be appointed by the Governor: Four (4) elementary school teachers with a specialty or background in reading and literacy or reading intervention; One (1) elementary school parent; One (1) elementary school principal; One (1) elementary special education teacher; One (1) post-secondary educator who trains and prepares elementary reading teachers; One (1) speech-language pathologist; One (1) elementary librarian or certified media specialist;  One (1) elementary reading intervention teacher; One (1) teacher with experience assisting children who are deaf or hearing impaired; and One (1) private sector member with reading intervention experience. 

Each member of the committee, other than the commissioner of education or the commissioner's designee, shall serve for a term of three (3) years or until a successor is appointed, except that upon initial appointment, five (5) members shall serve a one (1) year term, four (4) members shall serve a two (2) year term, and four (4) members shall serve a three (3) year term. 

Meeting Frequency: The Reading Diagnostic and Intervention Grant Steering Committee will meet as needed.​​​​​


​​Christie Biggerstaff, Ed.S.
Office of Teaching and Learning
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-9850, ext. 4173



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