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Why Can't I Skip My 20 Minutes of Reading Tonight?

Relationship Between Achievement and Independent Reading


  • Tier 1
    90 minutes Daily scientific research-based reading instruction
  • Tier 2
    90 minutes Daily scientific research-based reading instruction PLUS additional intervention time based on individual needs
  • Tier 3
    90 minutes Daily scientific research-based reading instruction PLUS  additional intervention time based on individual needs

Intervention Resources

The following databases provide research studies on different interventions, and may be helpful for districts when making decisions about interventions.

What Works Clearinghouse

Best Evidence Encyclopedia

ESSA Evidence

RTI Network

Notice: The Oklahoma Department of Education does not endorse or recommend reading material for its schools. Curriculum decisions are made at the district/local level in Oklahoma. Reading material for students should always be previewed by parents or educators.


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

RSA Coordinators / Districts

2023-2024 RSA Monthly Updates

These meetings are held virtually each month to provide clarification and address questions around implementation of the Reading Sufficiency Act. There will be two meetings each month--one in the afternoon and one in the evening. Currently, we are unable to record meetings. Please subscribe to the RSA newsletter to get information about meeting dates and links.

Timeline and Assessments

2023-2024 RSA Timeline 

Locating Reports on Single Sign On

RSA Quick Guide for Educators 2023-2024 

Screening for Reading Difficulties, Including Characteristics of Dyslexia

Implementation Guidance: Early Screening for Reading Difficulties, including Screening for Characteristics of Dyslexia 

Screening assessments are approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Education. Technical guidance documents specific to each assessment are currently being updated. For training specific to each assessment, please contact the publisher.

The following assessments have been approved for use for  both Universal (RSA) screening and screening for characteristics of dyslexia.

The grade-level target for all assessments is the 40th percentile.

The assessments listed below have been approved for use for Universal (RSA) screening only. A different assessment would need to be used for screening for characteristics of dyslexia.

Alternative Assessments for Good Cause 3

RSA Funding

Science of Reading Professional Development

Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, districts that receive more than $2500 in RSA funds must spend at least 10% of those funds on professional development in the science of reading. Further guidance and programs approved for this use can be found below. 


Sample Documents

Individualized Program of Reading Instruction (IPRI)

Forms have been updated to reflect the 2023-24 school year.

This document has been revised to include requirements for dyslexia screening. This document is a tool made available to districts. It is not required that districts use this document. If a district-created form is used, it is the responsibility of the district to ensure all statuatory requirements for the IPRI are met. 

The addendum document is only needed if the screening for characteristics of dyslexia is not able to be completed prior to having a conference with parents. If all information about dyslexia screening is able to be included on the IPRI, the addendum is not needed.

Students who are promoted to 4th grade through a good-cause exemption or the Student Reading Proficiency Team (SRPT) must continue to receive intervention until they demonstrate grade-level reading ability with an approved screening assessment, or transition to a locally-developed plan after 5th grade. The intervention needs to be documented. For those students receiving this intervention through special education services, the intervention is documented on the IEP. Otherwise, the form below can be used for this documentation. If a district-created form is used, it is the responsibility of the district to ensure all statuatory requirements for documentation are met. 

Family Communication


The portfolio requirements reflect the standards being used for the Oklahoma State Testing Program (OSTP). The OSTP will use the 2016 Oklahoma Academic Standards for the 2022-2023 school year. The portfolio requirements will shift to the 2021 Oklahoma Academic Standards for ELA for the 2023-24 school year, when those same standards will be used for the OSTP.

Third Grade Promotion and Retention


Probationary Promotion Through SRPT

Transitional Grades

Frequently Asked Questions for Transitional Grades


    Recommendations for Third-Grade Portfolio on Level Read Aloud
    • Unpracticed on third-grade level text at a target rate of 110-120 wcpm (words correct per minute) with 97-98% accuracy.
    • Lexile Range - 520L-820L for Third Grade on Level Read Aloud.
      Lexile Guidance

    Differentiating Instruction

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    Last updated on September 20, 2023