(title) Literacy improvement aids and early childhood
AB558, 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14.20 (1) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read: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 3
AB558, s. 4
14.20 (1m) of the statutes is created to read:
The council shall make recommendations to the governor and state 6
superintendent regarding recipients of grants under sub. (2). The amount of each 7
grant awarded shall be determined jointly by the governor and the state 8
superintendent. In addition to reports required under s. 15.09 (7), annually the 9
council shall submit a report on its operation to the appropriate standing committees 10
of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3).
AB558, s. 5
14.20 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 14.20 (2) (a) and amended 12
(a) From the appropriation under s. 20.525 (1) (f), the governor may 14provide award
a grant to any local governmental unit or nonprofit organization 15person other than a school board
for support of a literacy improvement program.
AB558, 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 18
award a grant to any person other than a school board for support of a literacy or early 19
childhood development program.
(c) From the appropriation under s. 20.255 (2) (q), the state superintendent 21
may award a grant to a school board for support of a literacy or early childhood 22
AB558, s. 7
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 24
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
AB558, s. 8
20.255 (2) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
(d) Assessments of reading readiness.
The amounts in the schedule 3
to provide school districts and independent charter schools with the assessments of 4
reading readiness under s. 118.016.
AB558, s. 9
20.255 (2) (q) of the statutes is created to read:
(q) Grants for literacy and early childhood development programs. 7
From the governor's read to lead development fund, a sum sufficient for grants to 8
support literacy and early childhood development programs under s. 14.20 (2) (c).
AB558, s. 11
20.525 (1) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
(f) Literacy improvement aids.
The amounts in the schedule for the
13governor to provide
grants for to support
literacy improvement under s. 14.20 (2) (a)
AB558, s. 12
20.525 (1) (q) of the statutes is created to read:
(q) Grants for literacy and early childhood development programs. 16
From the governor's read to lead development fund, a sum sufficient for grants to 17
support literacy and early childhood development programs under s. 14.20 (2) (b).
AB558, s. 13
25.17 (1) (ge) of the statutes is created to read:
(ge) Governor's read to lead development fund.
AB558, s. 14
25.79 of the statutes is created to read:
225.79 Governor's read to lead development fund.
There is established a 3
separate nonlapsible trust fund, designated the governor's read to lead development 4
fund, consisting of all gifts, grants, bequests, and other contributions made to the 5
AB558, s. 15
115.28 (7) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) License all teachers for the public schools of the state,;
make rules 8
establishing standards of attainment and procedures for the examination and 9
licensing of teachers within the limits prescribed in ss. 118.19 (2) and (3), 118.192, 10
prescribe by rule standards
and procedures for the 11
approval of teacher preparatory programs leading to licensure, including a
12requirement that, beginning on July 1, 2012, and annually thereafter, each teacher
13preparatory program located in this state shall submit to the department a list of
14graduates, together with their date of graduation, from each term or semester of the
15program's most recently completed academic year;
file in the state superintendent's 16
office all papers relating to state teachers' licenses;
and register each such license.
AB558, s. 16
115.28 (7) (e) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
(e) 2. Promulgate rules establishing requirements for licensure as 19
an alternative education program teacher and for the approval of teacher education 20
programs leading to licensure as an alternative education program teacher. The
21rules shall include a requirement that each teacher education program described in
22this subdivision and located in this state shall, beginning on July 1, 2012, and
23annually thereafter, submit to the department a list of graduates, together with their
24date of graduation, from each term or semester of the program's most recently
25completed academic year.
The rules shall encompass the teaching of multiple
subjects or grade levels or both, as determined by the state superintendent. The 2
rules may require teacher education programs to grant credit towards licensure as 3
an alternative education program teacher for relevant experience or demonstrated 4
proficiency in relevant skills and knowledge.
AB558, s. 17
115.28 (7g) of the statutes is created to read:
115.28 (7g) Evaluation of teacher preparatory programs.
(a) The department shall, in consultation with the governor's office, the 8
chairpersons of the committees in the assembly and senate whose subject matter is 9
elementary and secondary education and ranking members of those committees, the 10
University of Wisconsin System, the technical college system, and the Wisconsin 11
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, do all of the following:
1. Determine how the performance of recent graduates of teacher preparatory 13
programs described in s. 115.28 (7) (a) and located in this state and teacher education 14
programs described in sub. 115.28 (7) (e) 2. and located in this state will be used to 15
evaluate the teacher preparatory and education programs, including by defining 16
"recent graduate" and identifying measures of performance.
2. Determine how the measures of performance of recent graduates identified 18
as required under subd. 1. will be made accessible to the public.
3. Develop a system to publicly report the measures of performance identified 20
as required under subd. 1. for each teacher preparatory and education program 21
identified in subd. 1.
(b) Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, the department shall use the system 23
developed under par. (a) 3. to annually report for each program identified in par. (a) 24
1. the passage rate on first attempt of students and graduates of the program on
examinations administered for licensure under s. 115.28 (7) and any other 2
information required to be reported under par. (a) 1.
(c) Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, each teacher preparatory and 4
education program shall prominently display and annually update the rate of 5
passage of recent graduates of the program on examinations administered for 6
licensure under s. 115.28 (7) and any other information required to be reported under 7
par. (a) 1. on the program's Web site and provide this information to persons receiving 8
admissions materials to the program.
AB558, s. 18
115.28 (12) (ag) of the statutes is created to read:
(ag) Beginning in the 2012-13 school year, each school district 11
using the system under par. (a) shall include in the system the following information 12
for each teacher teaching in the school district who graduated from a teacher 13
preparatory program described in sub. (7) (a) and located in this state or from a 14
teacher education program described in sub. (7) (e) 2. and located in this state on or 15
after January 1, 2012:
1. The name of the teacher preparatory program or teacher education program 17
the teacher attended and from which the teacher graduated.
2. The term or semester and year in which the teacher graduated from the 19
program described in subd. 1.
AB558, s. 19
115.415 of the statutes is created to read:
21115.415 Educator effectiveness. (1)
The department shall develop an 22
educator effectiveness evaluation system and an equivalency process aligned with 23
the department's evaluation system for the evaluation of teachers and principals as 24
provided in this section, and shall require each school district to evaluate teachers 25
and principals in the district beginning in the 2014-15 school year.
The department shall develop an educator effectiveness evaluation system 2
according to the following framework:
(a) Fifty percent of the total evaluation score assigned to a teacher or principal 4
shall be based upon measures of student performance, including performance on 5
state assessments, district-wide assessments, student learning objectives, 6
school-wide reading at the elementary and middle-school levels, and graduation 7
rates at the high school level.
(b) Fifty percent of the total evaluation score assigned to a teacher or principal 9
shall be based upon one of the following:
1. For a teacher, the extent to which the teacher's practice meets the core 11
teaching standards adopted by the 2011 Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support 12
2. For a principal, the extent to which the principal's practice meets the 2008 14
Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Educational Leadership Policy 15
(c) A teacher or principal evaluated under this subsection shall be placed in one 17
of multiple performance categories.
(a) The department shall promulgate by rule an equivalency process 19
aligned with the evaluation system established under sub. (2) for school districts 20
seeking to utilize an alternative process for the evaluation of teacher and principal 21
practice. The process under this subsection shall be based on the criteria established 22
in the 2011 Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium and the 2008 23
Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Educational Leadership Policy 24
Standards, and a school district that uses the process under this subsection shall 25
evaluate the performance of teachers in the following 4 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 6
of multiple performance categories.
AB558, s. 20
118.016 of the statutes is created to read:
8118.016 Assessments of reading readiness. (1)
Beginning in the 2012-13 9
school year, each school board and the governing body of each charter school 10
established under s. 118.40 (2r) shall, using the appropriate assessment of literacy 11
fundamentals selected by the department, annually assess each pupil enrolled in 12
5-year-old kindergarten in the school district or in the charter school for reading 13
readiness. If the department determines that sufficient moneys are available, the 14
school board and governing body shall also assess each pupil enrolled in 4-year-old 15
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 remedial reading 19
services, as described under s. 121.02 (1) (c).
AB558, s. 21
118.19 (14) of the statutes is created to read:
(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 23
unless the applicant has passed an examination that evaluates the applicant's 24
knowledge of reading development and scientifically based reading instruction; 25
integration of knowledge and understanding phonological and phonemic awareness;
concepts of print and the alphabetic principles; the role of phonics in promoting 2
reading development; word analysis skills and strategies; vocabulary development; 3
the application of reading comprehension skills and strategies to imaginative, 4
literary, informational, and expository texts; formal and informal methods of 5
assessing reading development; multiple approaches to reading instruction; 6
development of reading curricula; and the evaluation of the results of instruments 7
used to screen pupils for reading acquisition skills.
(b) Any teacher who passes the examination under par. (a) shall notify the 9
department, which shall add a notation to the teacher's license indicating that he or 10
she passed the examination.
Subchapters IV, V and VII of ch. 115, ch. 121 and ss. 66.0235 (3) (c), 14
66.0603 (1m) to (3), 115.01 (1) and (2), 115.28, 115.31, 115.33, 115.34, 115.343, 15
115.345, 115.365 (3), 115.38
, 115.445, 118.001 to 118.04, 118.045, 118.06, 16
118.07, 118.075, 118.076, 118.10, 118.12, 118.125 to 118.14, 118.145 (4), 118.15, 17
118.153, 118.16, 118.162, 118.163, 118.164, 118.18, 118.19, 118.20, 118.223, 118.225, 18
118.24 (1), (2) (c) to (f), (6), (8), and (10), 118.245, 118.255, 118.258, 118.291, 118.292, 19
118.30 to 118.43, 118.46, 118.51, 118.52, 118.55, 120.12 (2m),
(4m), (5), and (15) to 20
(27), 120.125, 120.13 (1), (2) (b) to (g), (3), (14), (17) to (19), (26), (34), (35), (37), (37m), 21
and (38), 120.14, 120.21 (3), and 120.25 are applicable to a 1st class city school district 22
AB558, s. 23
120.12 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
120.12 (2m) Educator effectiveness.
(a) Beginning in the 2014-15 school 25
year, evaluate the effectiveness of each teacher and principal employed by the school
district using either the system established under s. 115.415 (2) or the equivalency 2
process established by rule under s. 115.415 (3).
(b) Ensure that the results of evaluations conducted under this subsection are 4
not subject to public inspection, copying, or disclosure under s. 19.35.
AB558, s. 24
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 7
the pupil is at risk of reading difficulty. If this subdivision applies, the services 8
provided the pupil shall be evidence-based and shall address all areas in which the 9
pupil is deficient in a manner consistent with the state standards in reading and 10
(1) Educator effectiveness evaluation system.
Notwithstanding section 13
16.42 (1) (e) of the statutes, in submitting information under section 16.42 of the 14
statutes for purposes of the 2013-15 biennial budget bill, the department of public 15
instruction shall submit information concerning the cost of developing and 16
implementing the educator effectiveness evaluation system and equivalency process 17
under section 115.415 of the statutes, as created by this act.
(1) Transfer to governor's read to lead development fund.
There is 20
transferred from the general fund to the governor's read to lead development fund 21
$400,000 in the first fiscal year of the fiscal biennium in which this subsection takes 22
(1) Teaching license.
The treatment of section 118.19 (14) (a) of the statutes 2
first applies to an application for a teaching license received by the department of 3
public instruction on January 1, 2014.