103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2023 and 2024
Introduced 5/4/2023, by Rep. Dave Severin - Dan Swanson - Kevin Schmidt - David Friess, Travis Weaver, et al.
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the School Code. Provides that in consultation with education
stakeholders, the State Board of Education shall develop a comprehensive
literacy plan for the State that at a minimum, addresses specified areas.
Provides that the State Board shall develop and adopt a comprehensive
literacy plan for the State on or before January 31, 2024. Provides that
the State Board shall adopt rules necessary to implement this Section.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by adding Section
2-3.196 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/2-3.196 new)
Comprehensive literacy plan.
(a) In consultation with education stakeholders, the State
Board of Education shall develop a comprehensive literacy plan
for the State that at a minimum, addresses the following
(1) developing goals for the optimal number of
students assigned to each kindergarten through grade 6
(2) developing a comprehensive reading teacher content
area test that shall be taken by any candidate for an
endorsement as a reading teacher or reading specialist
that addresses the following foundations:
(A) phonological and phonemic awareness;
(B) concepts of print and the alphabetic
(C) the role of phonics in promoting reading