Resources relating to Early Literacy include those that will assist educators in providing high-quality instruction to improve reading proficiency for all students in accordance with Senate Bill 9 (2022), the Read to Succeed Act. Documents including the Reading Improvement Plan and the Read-at-Home Plan are designed to provide information to both educators and families as they work collaboratively to increase outcomes for students. New resources will be added periodically.
Reading Improvement Plan
Per the Read to Succeed Act amendments to KRS 158.305, beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, if a student’s rate of progress toward proficiency in reading needs accelerated interventions as demonstrated by the results of an approved universal screener and reading diagnostic assessment, the local school district shall provide intensive instructional services, progress monitoring measures and supports through grade three via a Reading Improvement Plan.
This plan should be developed in collaboration and accordance with any existing program services plan, individualized education program or Section 504 Plan unless the program services plan, individualized education program or Section 504 Plan already addresses improving reading.
To assist districts in effectively developing and implementing Reading Improvement Plans, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has developed a template as an example that incorporates the requirements of KRS 158.305. Districts may modify the template to fit the local context as needed. This template can be used during the problem-solving process to document intervention plans, progress monitoring data and parent notification. An existing student intervention plan developed, implemented and monitored as part of a multi-tiered system of supports may also meet the requirements of the reading improvement plan if it addresses the components required by Senate Bill 9 – The Read to Succeed Act (2022).
Read at Home Plan for Administrators
Per Senate Bill 9, the Read to Succeed Act, beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, if a student’s rate of progress toward proficiency in reading needs accelerated interventions as demonstrated by the results of an approved universal screener and reading diagnostic assessment, the local school district shall provide the families of such identified kindergarten through grade three students with a “Read at Home” plan (KRS 158.305). To help districts effectively implement “Read At Home” plans in collaboration with families, the KDE has partnered with the KY Collaborative for Families and Schools to develop guidance for ensuring high-impact, research-based family engagement best practices for relationship building and two-way communications.
Read at Home Plan Guidance Document
Please reach out to Christie Biggerstaff, Director of Early Literacy, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.