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RSA Coordinators / Teachers - Reading Sufficiency

Quick Links

RSA Quick Guide for Educators revised 8/13/2019

2015-16 RSA Performance Chart

RSA Reports -
Single Sign On

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 at least 45 to 60 minutes

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.


Judy Cummings
Literacy Coordinator

(405) 521-4096

Melissa Ahlgrim
Director, Reading Sufficiency

(405) 522-1591

RSA Coordinators / Districts

NOTICE - RSA Guidance for Promotion and Retention Decisions for 2019-2020 NEW 3/26/2020


Preliminary RSA Reporting Information

Documenting 3rd Grade Promotion and Retention Decisions This document is currently offline while updates based on feedback are being made. We will have it available as soon as possible.

Ensuring Successful Transition from Third to Fourth Grade revised 8/13/2019

RSA Family Guide revised 8/13/2019

Third Grade Elements of a Successful Portfolio

Timeline and Assessments

RSA Approved Assessment Lists with Oklahoma Statute and Rules Included:

RSA Funding


Sample Documents

(These documents are samples that meet the criteria for recent legislative amendments to the Reading Sufficiency Act.)

Academic Progress Plan (APP) revised 8/13/2019

Notices and Letters

Student Reading Proficiency Team (SRPT)


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 March 31, 2020