Reading Sufficiency



Melissa Ahlgrim
Program Director, Early Literacy Policy & Programs

(405) 522-1591

Sharon Morgan
Program Director, Early Childhood & Elementary ELA 

(405) 521-3034

Dylan Savage
Reporting Specialist

(405) 521-4068

Reading Sufficiency provides a foundation for student academic success.


The purpose of the Reading Sufficiency Act (RSA) is to ensure that all Oklahoma students are reading on grade level at the end of third grade (a critical juncture when students go from learning to read to reading to learn).  RSA supports Oklahoma children in Kindergarten through third grade.

For the Student

Reading sufficiency significantly reduces the possible need for remediation in middle and high school and lowers the risk of a student dropping out of school because he or she is unable to read.

How SDE Can Help

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (SDE) is assisting school districts as they work to ensure all students are able to meet third-grade reading requirements.

Please see the following helpful resources based on the topics below.



RSA Legislation

View the Reading Sufficiency Act law and Rules

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See a guide explaining 3rd grade retention, download brochures and ELL resources

RSA Coordinator / District

RSA Coordinators / Teachers

Resources on assessments, RSA Today, electronic submission, SARP, sample letters, retention and district plans

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Reading Sufficiency Research

Find invaluable resources to learn about Reading Sufficiency



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Last updated on August 29, 2023