Reading Sufficiency


Deann Jones
Project Director,
Reading Sufficiency

(405) 522-4098

Melissa Ahlgrim
Program Director, Literacy Policy & Programs

(405) 522-1591

Chelsea Lewis
Administrative Assistant

(405) 522-8131

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

Parent with child in arms


See a guide explaining 3rd grade retention, support for reading at home, and download resources

RSA Coordinator / District

RSA Coordinators / Teachers

Resources on assessments, RSA report submission, and technical guidance to support districts 

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Reading Sufficiency Research

Find invaluable resources to learn about research on reading and literacy



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Last updated on January 11, 2024