(title) Literacy improvement aids and early childhood
SB461-SSA1, 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14.20 (1) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read: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).
SB461-SSA1, 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.
SB461-SSA1, 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
SB461-SSA1, 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.
SB461-SSA1, 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.
SB461-SSA1, 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:
1. The name of the teacher preparatory program or teacher education program 25
the teacher attended and from which the teacher graduated.
2. The term or semester and year in which the teacher graduated from the 2
program described in subd. 1.
4115.415 Educator effectiveness. (1)
The department shall develop an 5
educator effectiveness evaluation system and an equivalency process aligned with 6
the department's evaluation system for the evaluation of teachers and principals of 7
public schools, including teachers and principals of a charter school established 8
under s. 118.40 (2r), as provided in this section. Each school board and the governing 9
body of each charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) shall evaluate teachers 10
and principals in the school district or charter school beginning in the 2014-15 school 11
The department shall develop an educator effectiveness evaluation system 13
according to the following framework:
(a) Fifty percent of the total evaluation score assigned to a teacher or principal 15
shall be based upon measures of student performance, including performance on 16
state assessments, district-wide assessments, student learning objectives, 17
school-wide reading at the elementary and middle-school levels, and graduation 18
rates at the high school level.
(b) Fifty percent of the total evaluation score assigned to a teacher or principal 20
shall be based upon one of the following:
1. For a teacher, the extent to which the teacher's practice meets the core 22
teaching standards adopted by the 2011 Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support 23
2. For a principal, the extent to which the principal's practice meets the 2008 2
Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Educational Leadership Policy 3
(c) A teacher or principal evaluated under this subsection shall be placed in one 5
of at least 4 performance categories.
(a) The department shall promulgate by rule an equivalency process 7
aligned with the evaluation system established under sub. (2) for a school district or 8
a charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) seeking to utilize an alternative 9
process for the evaluation of teacher and principal practice. The process under this 10
subsection shall be based on the criteria established in the 2011 Interstate Teacher 11
Assessment and Support Consortium and the 2008 Interstate School Leaders 12
Licensure Consortium Educational Leadership Policy Standards, and a school 13
district or charter school established under s. 118.40 (2r) that uses the process under 14
this subsection shall evaluate the performance of teachers in the following domains:
1. Planning and preparation.
2. The classroom environment.
4. Professional responsibilities and development.
(b) A teacher or principal evaluated under this subsection shall be placed in one 20
of at least 4 performance categories.
22118.016 Assessments of reading readiness. (1)
(a) Beginning in the 23
2012-13 school year, each school board and the governing body of each charter school 24
established under s. 118.40 (2r) shall, using the appropriate norm-referenced 25
assessment of literacy fundamentals selected by the department, annually assess
each pupil enrolled in 5-year-old kindergarten in the school district or in the charter 2
school for reading readiness. The department shall ensure that the assessment 3
evaluates whether a pupil possesses phonemic awareness, rapid naming, and letter 4
(b) If the department determines that sufficient moneys are available, the 6
school board and governing body shall also assess each pupil enrolled in 4-year-old 7
(a) If a pupil is enrolled in a special education program under subch. V of 9
ch. 115, the school board or operator of the charter school under s. 118.40 (2r) shall 10
comply with s. 115.77 (1m) (bg).
(b) If a pupil's assessment indicates that he or she may have a disability, the 12
pupil shall be referred to the local educational agency, as defined in s. 115.76 (10), 13
in the manner described in s. 115.777 (2).
The school board or governing body of the charter school shall report the 15
results of a pupil's assessment under sub. (1) to the pupil's parent or guardian.
The school board of the school district or governing body of the charter 17
school in which the pupil is enrolled shall provide a pupil whose assessment under 18
sub. (1) indicates that he or she is at risk of reading difficulty with interventions or 19
remedial reading services, as described under s. 121.02 (1) (c).
(a) The department may not issue an initial teaching license that 22
authorizes the holder to teach in grades kindergarten to 5 or in special education, an 23
initial license as a reading teacher, or an initial license as a reading specialist, unless 24
the applicant has passed an examination that evaluates the applicant's knowledge 25
of reading development and scientifically based reading instruction; integration of
knowledge and understanding phonological and phonemic awareness; concepts of 2
print and the alphabetic principles; the role of phonics in promoting reading 3
development; word analysis skills and strategies; vocabulary development; the 4
application of reading comprehension skills and strategies to imaginative, literary, 5
informational, and expository texts; formal and informal methods of assessing 6
reading development; multiple approaches to reading instruction; development of 7
reading curricula; and the evaluation of the results of instruments used to screen 8
pupils for reading acquisition skills.
(b) 1. Points for questions relating to phonics, phonemic awareness, and 10
vocabulary shall constitute more than 50 percent of the maximum number of points 11
attainable on the examination under par. (a). The passing score on the examination 12
under par. (a) shall be 70.5 percent.
2. If the examination under par. (a) is part of a broader examination, the 14
requirements in subd. 1. apply to the portion of the broader examination that is 15
described in par. (a).
(c) Any teacher who passes the examination under par. (a) shall notify the 17
department, which shall add a notation to the teacher's license indicating that he or 18
she passed the examination.
Subchapters IV, V and VII of ch. 115, ch. 121 and ss. 66.0235 (3) (c), 22
66.0603 (1m) to (3), 115.01 (1) and (2), 115.28, 115.31, 115.33, 115.34, 115.343, 23
115.345, 115.365 (3), 115.38 (2), 115.415
, 115.445, 118.001 to 118.04, 118.045, 118.06, 24
118.07, 118.075, 118.076, 118.10, 118.12, 118.125 to 118.14, 118.145 (4), 118.15, 25
118.153, 118.16, 118.162, 118.163, 118.164, 118.18, 118.19, 118.20, 118.223, 118.225,
118.24 (1), (2) (c) to (f), (6), (8), and (10), 118.245, 118.255, 118.258, 118.291, 118.292, 2
118.30 to 118.43, 118.46, 118.51, 118.52, 118.55, 120.12 (2m),
(4m), (5), and (15) to 3
(27), 120.125, 120.13 (1), (2) (b) to (g), (3), (14), (17) to (19), (26), (34), (35), (37), (37m), 4
and (38), 120.14, 120.21 (3), and 120.25 are applicable to a 1st class city school district 5
120.12 (2m) Educator effectiveness.
(a) Beginning in the 2014-15 school 8
year, evaluate the effectiveness of each teacher and principal employed by the school 9
district using either the system established under s. 115.415 (2) or the equivalency 10
process established by rule under s. 115.415 (3).
(b) Ensure that the results of evaluations conducted under this subsection are 12
not subject to public inspection, copying, or disclosure under s. 19.35.
SB461-SSA1, s. 24
121.02 (1) (c) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) (intro.) Provide interventions or
remedial reading services for a 15
pupil in grades kindergarten to 4 if any of the following occurs:
SB461-SSA1, s. 25
121.02 (1) (c) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
(c) 3. The pupil's reading assessment under s. 118.016 indicates that 18
the pupil is at risk of reading difficulty. If this subdivision applies, the interventions 19
or services provided the pupil shall be scientifically based and shall address all areas 20
in which the pupil is deficient in a manner consistent with the state standards in 21
reading and language arts.
(1) Educator effectiveness evaluation system.
Notwithstanding section 24
16.42 (1) (e) of the statutes, in submitting information under section 16.42 of the 25
statutes for purposes of the 2013-15 biennial budget bill, the department of public
instruction shall submit information concerning the cost of developing and 2
implementing the educator effectiveness evaluation system and equivalency process 3
under section 115.415 of the statutes, as created by this act.
(2) Read to lead development council.
Notwithstanding the length of terms 5
specified in section 14.017 (5) (a) 5. of the statutes, as created by this act, 5 of the 6
initial members under that section shall be appointed for 2-year terms, 6 of the 7
initial members shall be appointed for 3-year terms, and 5 of the initial members 8
shall be appointed for 4-year terms.
(1) Transfer to governor's read to lead development fund.
There is 11
transferred from the general fund to the governor's read to lead development fund 12
$400,000 in the first fiscal year of the fiscal biennium in which this subsection takes 13
(1) Teaching license.
The treatment of section 118.19 (14) (a) of the statutes 16
first applies to an application for a teaching license received by the department of 17
public instruction on January 1, 2014.