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 recertification. 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 NAYS--None 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
|||| 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 2 RELATING TO LITERACY EMPHASIS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS; AMENDING CHAPTER 12, TITLE 3 33, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 33-1207A, IDAHO CODE, TO 4 ADOPT REQUIREMENTS FOR TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS, TO REQUIRE SUCCESSFUL 5 DEMONSTRATION OF ABILITY TO TEACH READING AND TO ADOPT SPECIFIC REQUIRE- 6 MENTS FOR RENEWAL OF TEACHER CERTIFICATION. 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 2 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 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. CONTACT: 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