Weigh in on proposed criteria for summer reading programs
The State Board of Education has moved forward with the formal process to adopt rules that set criteria for the intensive summer reading programs that schools are required to have in place by the summer of 2017. This requirement is part of the early literacy progression law, which aims to ensure all students are proficient readers by the end of third grade.
Board members on Sept. 17 filed notice of intended action to revise Iowa Administrative Code 281.61, which proposes eight criteria that the summer programs must meet. This notice also begins a 108-day period of public comment.