Year 3 implementation changes, including an expanded list of K-3 teachers who can be exempt or partially exempt from the academies.
Statutes written to support the 2019 House Bill 3 state that all kindergarten through third-grade teachers and principals must begin Texas Reading Academies training before the 2022-2023 school year.
Texas Reading Academies Content Overview
Reading Academies and the Science of Teaching Reading certification exam are different requirements that complement each other. Read more about STR Initiatives
For Cohort Leaders
“Cohort leader” is the position title given to both facilitator (blended reading academy) and coach (comprehensive model). Cohort leaders will guide sessions and discussions, provide coaching and support, and evaluate and provide feedback on academy participants’ demonstration of learning. Cohort leaders must be prepared to lead either in a blended or comprehensive cohort. A full-time leader can serve up to three blended cohorts or one comprehensive cohort. A part-time leader can serve one or two blended cohorts.