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HOUSE BILL NO. 178, As Amended – Teachers, education, reading, teach

HOUSE BILL NO. 178, As Amended

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H0178aa........................................................by EDUCATION
SCHOOLS - TEACHERS - READING EDUCATION - Adds to existing law to adopt
requirements for reading courses in the teacher education programs at state
institutions; to require demonstration of competence to teach reading; and
to adopt specific requirements relating to teaching reading for

02/05    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/08    Rpt prt - to Educ
02/25    Rpt out - to Gen Ord
03/01    Rpt out amen - to engros
03/02    Rpt engros - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen
03/03    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen
03/08    3rd rdg as amen - PASSED - 63-4-3
      AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough(Barraclough), Barrett, Bell, Bieter,
      Black, Boe, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Crow, Cuddy,
      Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Geddes,
      Hadley, Hammond, Hansen(23), Hansen(29), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet,
      Jones, Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kunz, Lake, Limbaugh, Linford,
      Loertscher, Marley, Meyer, Montgomery, Moyle, Pischner, Pomeroy,
      Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo, Robison, Schaefer, Sellman, Smith, Smylie,
      Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Taylor, Tilman, Tippets, Trail, Watson,
      Wheeler, Williams, Wood, Zimmermann
      NAYS -- Gould, Kendell, Mortensen, Sali
      Absent and excused -- Mader, McKague, Mr Speaker
    Floor Sponsor - Gagner, Trail, Jaquet
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/09    Senate intro - 1st rdg as amen - to Educ
03/15    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg as amen
03/16    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen
03/17    3rd rdg as amen - PASSED - 32-0-3
      AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron,
      Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes,
      Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh,
      Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner,
      Thorne, Wheeler, Whitworth
      Absent and excused--Parry, Stennett, Twiggs
    Floor Sponsor - Dunklin
    Title apvd - to House
03/18    To enrol
03/19    Rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed
03/23    To Governor
03/25    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 362
         Effective: 07/01/99

Bill Text


 ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature                 First Regular Session - 1999

                             IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              HOUSE BILL NO. 178, As Amended

                                  BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE

 1                                        AN ACT

 7    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:

 8        SECTION  1.  That  Chapter  12,  Title 33, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
 9    hereby amended by the addition thereto of a  NEW SECTION  ,  to  be
10    known and designated as Section 33-1207A, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:

11        33-1207A.  TEACHER  PREPARATION.  (1)  Higher  Education Institutions. The
12    state board shall review teacher preparation programs at the  institutions  of
13    higher  education  under  their  supervision  and shall assure that the course
14    offerings and graduation requirements are  consistent  with  the  state  board
15    approved,  research  based  "Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Plan." To assure the
16    most immediate compliance with this requirement, the board may allocate funds,
17    subject to appropriation, to institutions which require revision of  the  pro-
18    gram.
19        The  state  board  shall  be  responsible  for the development of a single
20    preservice assessment measure for all kindergarten  through  grade  eight  (8)
21    teacher  preparation  programs. The assessment must include a demonstration of
22    teaching skills and knowledge congruent with current research on best  reading
23    practices.  In  addition the assessment must include how children acquire lan-
24    guage; the basic  sound  structure  of  English,  including  phonological  and
25    phonemic awareness; phonics and structural analysis; semantics and syntactics;
26    how to select reading textbooks; and how to use diagnostic tools and test data
27    to improve teaching. It shall also include the preservice teacher's  knowledge
28    base  of  reading process: phonological awareness; sound-symbol correspondence
29    (intensive, systematic phonemes); semantics  (meaning);  syntax  (grammar  and
30    language patterns); pragmatics (background knowledge and life experience); and
31    comprehension and critical thinking. By September 2002, all teacher candidates
32    shall  pass  this  assessment  as  part of the graduation requirements from an
33    Idaho teacher preparation program. The state board shall report the number  of
34    preservice  teachers  taking and passing the performance-based reading assess-
35    ment to the legislature and  governor  annually.  All  costs  associated  with
36    administration  of  this test shall be borne by the institution which adminis-
37    ters the test and shall be shown as a line item in the  appropriation  request
38    of the institution for state reimbursement.
39        (2)  In-service Programs. Each teacher employed in a classroom for kinder-
40    garten  through grade eight (8), Title I, or special education and each school
41    administrator of a school which includes kindergarten through grade eight (8),
42    Title I, or special education shall complete three (3) credits (or  forty-five
43    (45)  contact hours of in-service training) of a single state approved reading


 1    instruction course based on the state approved research based  "Idaho  Compre-
 2    hensive  Literacy  Plan"  in order to recertify. Effective September 2000, the
 3    affected certificated personnel need only qualify under this requirement once.
 4    Courses which qualify for credit shall be approved by the state department  of
 5    education.  These courses shall  be a requirement for each renewal of certifi-
 6    cation for those currently employed in an Idaho school district and  shall  be
 7    included within current requirements for continuing education for renewal. The
 8    department  shall  provide  a waiver of this requirement if the applicant suc-
 9    cessfully completes the reading assessment measure  developed  for  preservice
10    purposes  as  provided in subsection (1) of this section. The department shall
11    establish a procedure to allow a waiver of this requirement if  the  applicant
12    teaches  in a secondary grade subject which does not directly involve teaching
13    reading or writing.
14        The board of trustees of every school district shall include in  its  plan
15    for  in-service  training,  coursework  covering  reading  skills development,
16    including diagnostic tools to review and adjust instruction continuously,  and
17    the  ability  to  identify students who need special help in reading. The dis-
18    trict plan for in-service training in reading skills shall be submitted to the
19    state department of education for review and approval, in a  format  specified
20    by the department.



 ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature                 First Regular Session - 1999

                                       Moved by     Trail                

                                       Seconded by  Montgomery           

                             IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                             HOUSE AMENDMENT TO H.B. NO. 178

 1                               AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 1
 2        On page 1 of the printed bill, in line 31,  delete "All" and  insert:  "By
 3    September 2002, all"; and on page 2, in line 2, following "recertify." insert:
 4    "Effective September 2000, the affected certificated personnel need only qual-
 5    ify under this requirement once.".

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                      STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                           RS 08633C2
 This bill is the part of Idaho's Literacy Act: Every Child's
 Birthright which deals with pre-service and in-service
 teacher education. Primary-grade teachers must be skilled in
 diagnosis of a student's reading problems and have at hand a
 variety of appropriate strategies to help individual
 children. Much of this knowledge is based on recent research
 on how children learn to read and why some have so much
 difficulty. Without teachers well trained in the current
 research, no amount of intervention will succeed.
 This bill affects both students in Idaho's teacher
 preparation programs as well as teachers and administrators
 in the field. First, the bill establishes a performance-based
 exam consistent with Idaho's Comprehensive Literacy Act which new
 teachers must pass to be certified to teach in Idaho.
 Secondly, the bill requires that grades K-8, special
 education and Title I teachers and administrators must
 complete three credits of the equivalent in state-approved
 reading instruction to be recertified every five years and
 creates opportunities for exemptions and "testing out" of the
  required instructlon.RS 08633C2                                             Page 2
                          FISCAL NOTE
 The higher education institutions will, with the oversight
 and approval of the State Board of Education, create the exam
 for graduating pre-service teachers. The universities will be
 requested to revamp instruction to incorporate the most
 recent research through the additional hiring of reading
 professors from the Governor's $1.5 million match program.
 The estimated cost of in-service training annually to
 recertify 7500 K-8 teachers is $524,000.
                       Representative Lee Gagner Senator Betsy Dunklin
                       Representative Wendy Jaquet    Senator John Andreason
                       Representative Tom Trail Senator Darrel Diede
                       Phone: 208 332-1000
                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE             Bill No.   H 178