2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
ASSEMBLY SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT 1,
TO 2011 ASSEMBLY BILL 558
February 22, 2012 - Offered by
Committee on Education.
1An Act to repeal
20.505 (4) (c); to renumber and amend
14.20 (2); to amend
14.20 (title), 20.525 (1) (f), 115.28 (7) (a), 115.28 (7) (e) 2., 119.04 (1) and 121.02 3
(1) (c) (intro.); to repeal and recreate
14.20 (1); and to create
14.017 (5), 14.20 4
(1m), 14.20 (2) (b) and (c), 20.255 (1) (f), 20.255 (2) (q), 20.525 (1) (q), 25.17 (1) 5
(ge), 25.79, 115.28 (7g), 115.28 (12) (ag), 115.415, 118.016, 118.19 (14), 120.12 6
(2m) and 121.02 (1) (c) 3. of the statutes; relating to: the governor's read to lead
7development fund, the Read to Lead Development Council, grants in support
8of literacy and early childhood development programs, teacher licensure,
9screening kindergarten pupils for reading readiness, interventions or remedial
10reading services for certain pupils, evaluating teacher preparatory programs
11and educator effectiveness, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority,
12and making an appropriation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
14.017 (5) Read to lead development council.
(a) There is created in the office 3
of the governor a read to lead development council consisting of all of the following:
1. The governor or his or her designee, who shall serve as chairperson of the 5
2. The state superintendent of public instruction or his or her designee, who 7
shall serve as vice-chair of the council.
3. The chairpersons of the committees in the assembly and the senate whose 9
subject matter is elementary and secondary education or members of those 10
committees designated by those chairpersons.
4. The ranking minority members of each of the committees under subd. 3. or 12
members of those committees designated by the ranking minority members.
5. The following members appointed by the governor for 3-year terms:
a. Two practicing elementary and secondary education teachers or principals.
b. One practicing preschool teacher.
c. Three persons representing this state's philanthropic community.
d. Three persons representing this state's business community.
e. One person representing the Wisconsin State Reading Association.
f. One person representing the Wisconsin Reading Coalition.
g. One person representing the International Dyslexia Association.
h. One person representing Wisconsin Literacy, Inc.
i. One person representing the Wisconsin Library Association.
j. One person representing this state's research community.
k. One person representing an organization that has as its mission service to 2
children with various types of disabilities.
(b) Section 15.09 applies to the read to lead development council.
(title) Literacy improvement aids and early childhood
AB558-ASA1, s. 3
14.20 (1) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
In this section:
(a) "Council" means the read to lead development council.
(b) "State superintendent" means the state superintendent of public 11
The council shall make recommendations to the governor and state 14
superintendent regarding recipients of grants under sub. (2). The amount of each 15
grant awarded shall be determined jointly by the governor and the state 16
superintendent. In addition to reports required under s. 15.09 (7), annually the 17
council shall submit a report on its operation to the appropriate standing committees 18
of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3).
AB558-ASA1, s. 5
14.20 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 14.20 (2) (a) and amended 20
(a) From the appropriation under s. 20.525 (1) (f), the governor may 22provide award
a grant to any local governmental unit or nonprofit organization 23person other than a school board
for support of a literacy improvement program.
AB558-ASA1, s. 6
14.20 (2) (b) and (c) of the statutes are created to read:
(b) From the appropriation under s. 20.525 (1) (q), the governor may 2
award a grant to any person other than a school board for support of a literacy or early 3
childhood development program.
(c) From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (q), the state superintendent 5
may award a grant to a school board for support of a literacy or early childhood 6
AB558-ASA1, s. 7
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 8
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
(f) Assessments of reading readiness.
The amounts in the schedule 11
to provide school districts and independent charter schools with the assessments of 12
reading readiness under s. 118.016.
AB558-ASA1, s. 9
20.255 (2) (q) of the statutes is created to read:
(q) Grants for literacy and early childhood development programs. 15
From the governor's read to lead development fund, a sum sufficient for grants to 16
support literacy and early childhood development programs under s. 14.20 (2) (c).
(f) Literacy improvement aids.
The amounts in the schedule for the
2governor to provide
grants for to support
literacy improvement under s. 14.20 (2) (a)
(q) Grants for literacy and early childhood development programs. 5
From the governor's read to lead development fund, a sum sufficient for grants to 6
support literacy and early childhood development programs under s. 14.20 (2) (b).
(ge) Governor's read to lead development fund.
1025.79 Governor's read to lead development fund.
There is established a 11
separate nonlapsible trust fund, designated the governor's read to lead development 12
fund, consisting of all gifts, grants, bequests, and other contributions made to the 13
(a) License all teachers for the public schools of the state,;
make rules 16
establishing standards of attainment and procedures for the examination and 17
licensing of teachers within the limits prescribed in ss. 118.19 (2) and (3), 118.192, 18
prescribe by rule standards
and procedures for the 19
approval of teacher preparatory programs leading to licensure, including a
20requirement that, beginning on July 1, 2012, and annually thereafter, each teacher
21preparatory program located in this state shall submit to the department a list of
22graduates, together with their date of graduation, from each term or semester of the
23program's most recently completed academic year;
file in the state superintendent's 24
office all papers relating to state teachers' licenses;
and register each such license.
AB558-ASA1, s. 16
115.28 (7) (e) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
(e) 2. Promulgate rules establishing requirements for licensure as 2
an alternative education program teacher and for the approval of teacher education 3
programs leading to licensure as an alternative education program teacher. The
4rules shall include a requirement that each teacher education program described in
5this subdivision and located in this state shall, beginning on July 1, 2012, and
6annually thereafter, submit to the department a list of graduates, together with their
7date of graduation, from each term or semester of the program's most recently
8completed academic year.
The rules shall encompass the teaching of multiple 9
subjects or grade levels or both, as determined by the state superintendent. The 10
rules may require teacher education programs to grant credit towards licensure as 11
an alternative education program teacher for relevant experience or demonstrated 12
proficiency in relevant skills and knowledge.
115.28 (7g) Evaluation of teacher preparatory programs.
(a) The department shall, in consultation with the governor's office, the 16
chairpersons of the committees in the assembly and senate whose subject matter is 17
elementary and secondary education and ranking members of those committees, the 18
Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, and the Wisconsin 19
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, do all of the following:
1. Determine how the performance of recent graduates of teacher preparatory 21
programs described in s. 115.28 (7) (a) and located in this state and teacher education 22
programs described in sub. 115.28 (7) (e) 2. and located in this state will be used to 23
evaluate the teacher preparatory and education programs, including by defining 24
"recent graduate" and identifying measures of performance.
2. Determine how the measures of performance of recent graduates identified 2
as required under subd. 1. will be made accessible to the public.
3. Develop a system to publicly report the measures of performance identified 4
as required under subd. 1. for each teacher preparatory and education program 5
identified in subd. 1.
(b) Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, the department shall use the system 7
developed under par. (a) 3. to annually report for each program identified in par. (a) 8
1. the passage rate on first attempt of students and graduates of the program on 9
examinations administered for licensure under s. 115.28 (7) and any other 10
information required to be reported under par. (a) 1.
(c) Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, each teacher preparatory and 12
education program shall prominently display and annually update the rate of 13
passage of recent graduates of the program on examinations administered for 14
licensure under s. 115.28 (7) and any other information required to be reported under 15
par. (a) 1. on the program's Web site and provide this information to persons receiving 16
admissions materials to the program.
(ag) Beginning in the 2012-13 school year, each school district 19
using the system under par. (a) shall include in the system the following information 20
for each teacher teaching in the school district who graduated from a teacher 21
preparatory program described in sub. (7) (a) and located in this state or from a 22
teacher education program described in sub. (7) (e) 2. and located in this state on or 23
after January 1, 2012: