Right to Read

200-RICR-20-20-6 ACTIVE RULE

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6.1Authority and Purpose



6.4Approved Professional Learning

6.5Local Education Agency (LEA) Responsibilities

6.6Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Responsibilities

Title 200 Board of Education
Chapter 20 Council on Elementary and Secondary Education
Subchapter 20 Educator Quality and Certification
Part 6 Right to Read
Type of Filing Adoption
Regulation Status Active
Effective 07/31/2023

Regulation Authority:

R.I. Gen. Laws § R.I. Law Chapter 16-11.4-6

Purpose and Reason:

The increase of teachers’ knowledge of the science of reading and structured literacy is paramount to ensuring Rhode Island students learn how to read. Approximately 35% of fourth graders are reading at or above a proficient level on the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) and an average 35% of students are reading below a basic level.  The purpose of these regulations is to establish rules to ensure that teachers have proficient knowledge and skills to teach reading consistent with the best practices of the science of reading and structured literacy instruction.