Public schools; JLARC to study ways to promote and ensure early reading proficiency. (SJ313)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; early reading proficiency and comprehension; report. Establishes a joint subcommittee to study ways to promote and ensure early reading proficiency and comprehension among third graders in public schools. In conducting its study, the joint subcommittee shall (i) determine the number of third graders who read at grade level; (ii) rank the school divisions according to the number of third graders who passed the most recent third grade reading test; (iii) identify best practices utilized by school divisions with the highest percentage of third graders who read at grade level; (iv) examine the findings and recommendations of state and national studies pertaining to the efficacy of early reading proficiency and comprehension and its relationship to academic success, and recommend those recommendations appropriate for implementation in Virginia; and (v) determine strategies to increase the number of third graders who pass the third grade reading test and ways to improve and sustain the early reading proficiency of third grade students. The joint subcommittee must submit its findings and recommendations to the 2010 Session of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098396275
01/12/2009Referred to Committee on Rules
01/26/2009Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/30/2009Reported from Rules with substitute
01/30/2009Committee substitute printed 097312275-S1
02/02/2009Reading waived (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Read second time
02/03/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2009Committee substitute agreed to 097312275-S1
02/03/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SJ313S1
02/04/2009Read third time
02/04/2009Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/11/2009Placed on Calendar
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Rules
02/16/2009Assigned Rules sub: Studies
02/19/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/28/2009Left in Rules