SJ 31 Public schools; JLARC to study reading proficiency among third graders.
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Summary as introduced:
Study; JLARC to study reading proficiency among third grade public school students. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study ways to promote and ensure early reading proficiency and comprehension among third graders in the public schools. In conducting its study, JLARC shall (i) determine the number of third graders who read at grade level; (ii) rank the school divisions according to the number of third graders who passed the most recent third grade reading test; (iii) identify best practices utilized by school divisions with the highest percentage of third graders who read at grade level; (iv) examine the findings and recommendations of state and national studies pertaining to the efficacy of early reading proficiency and comprehension and its relationship to academic success, and recommend those recommendations appropriate for implementation in Virginia; and (v) determine strategies to increase the number of third graders who pass the third grade reading test and ways to improve and sustain the early reading proficiency of third grade students. The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission must submit an executive summary of its findings and recommendations to the Governor and 2011 and 2012 Sessions of the General Assembly.

Full text:
01/11/10  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101899D  pdf
03/14/10  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ31ER)  pdf

Status:
01/11/10  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101899D
01/11/10  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
01/18/10  Senate: Assigned Rules sub: Studies
02/12/10  Senate: Reported from Rules by voice vote
02/15/10  Senate: Reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/10  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
02/16/10  Senate: Reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/10  Senate: Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/18/10  House: Placed on Calendar
02/18/10  House: Read first time
02/18/10  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
03/01/10  House: Assigned Rules sub: #3 Studies
03/02/10  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
03/04/10  House: Reported from Rules (14-Y 1-N)
03/09/10  House: Taken up
03/09/10  House: Agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/09/10  House: VOTE: --- ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
03/14/10  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ31ER)