is the goal of the Florida Legislature that every student read
at or above grade level. The practice of socially promoting
struggling readers, or allowing them to move on to the next
grade without demonstrating the skills needed to become successful
readers, deprives students of the opportunity to "read
1008.25, Florida Statutes - (Public school student progression;
remedial instruction; reporting requirements) ensures that
no student is promoted from third grade without demonstrating
proficiency in reading. This law also requires districts to
establish a comprehensive program for student progression that
gives all students the opportunity to learn to read and to
read to learn!
Options for Parents of Students with Identified Reading
BUILDING BETTER READERS" parent workshops may be
coming to your area! Building Better Readers family workshops
are for parents of kindergarten through third grade students.
Parents who participate in these workshops will learn about
simple activities they can use with their children to improve
reading performance. Workshops are scheduled to begin at
6:30pm and conclude at approximately 8:30pm. Be sure to check
back frequently for updated information on the workshops.
In addition, The Florida Center for Reading Research has developed some suggestions
for helping your child learn to read, as well as links to other resources
ranging from helpful articles at PBS.org to online games.
Read to Learn Brochure
Read to Learn: Critical Information for Third Grade Parents/Read to Learn:
provides information to help parents of third-grade students understand legislative
provisions regarding student progression . The brochure is available in English (pdf).
Technical Assistance Documents for the 2008-09 School Year
DPS Memo: 2009-019:
Alternative Standardized Reading Assessment and Use of Student Portfolio for Good Cause Promotion
(pdf) ? provides guidance for revised SBE Rule 6A-1.094221: Alternative Standardized Reading Assessment and Use of Student Portfolio for Good Cause Promotion including
information on the standardized reading assessments currently approved by the Department of Education, the process by which districts may request to use a different standardized
reading assessment, and guidelines for the use of the student portfolio for good cause promotion.