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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 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.


Melissa Ahlgrim
Director, Reading Sufficiency

(405) 522-1591

Deb Wade
Director, Elementary ELA 

(405) 521-3034

Judy Cummings
Literacy Coordinator

(405) 521-4096

RSA Coordinators / Districts

Guidance for COVID-19

2020-21 Guidance and Virtual Meetings

Virtual Meetings held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2:00                                                                      Zoom ID: 953 1715 5583  Passcode: 886553

Return to Learn: Launching Instruction for Foundational Literacy NEW 8/14/20

Running Agenda for 2020-21 Virtual Meetings

Recordings of Virtual Meetings

Spring 2020 Guidance

Running Agenda for Spring 2020 Virtual Meetings

Guidance for Third Grade Promotion and Retention 6/3/20

Timeline and Assessments

RSA Approved Assessment Lists:

Screener Technical and Remote Administration Guidance updated 8/19/20

Screener Selection

Alternative Assessments for Good Cause 3

RSA Funding

Sample Documents

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

Individualized Program of Reading Instruction (IPRI)

Also known as an Academic Progress Plan (APP), the name has been defined in the Administrative Rules update.

The document has been revised include all grades (K-5) that might need an IPRI. 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.

Family Communication


Third Grade Promotion and Retention

Ensuring Successful Transition from Third to Fourth Grade 

Documenting 3rd Grade Promotion and Retention Decisions 

Ongoing Documentation for 4th and 5th Grade New 5/19/20

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 October 21, 2020