Kindergarten through grade 3; reading intervention services for certain students. (HB1865)

Introduced By

Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville) with support from co-patrons Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), and Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certain students in kindergarten through grade 3; reading intervention services. Requires reading intervention services for students in kindergarten through grade three who demonstrate deficiencies based on their individual performance on the Standards of Learning reading test or any reading diagnostic test that meets criteria established by the Department of Education to be evidence-based and aligned with the science of reading and structured literacy approaches, both defined in the bill, and to include the components of effective reading instruction and explicit, systematic, sequential, and cumulative instruction. The bill requires the parent of each student who receives such reading intervention services to be notified before the services begin and the progress of each such student to be monitored throughout the provision of services. The bill also requires the Department of Education, no later than the beginning of the 2021%962022 school year, to compile and provide to each local school division a list of materials, resources, and curriculum programs that are supported by the science of reading and based on instruction that is explicit, systematic, cumulative, and diagnostic, including (i) evidence-based dyslexia programs that are aligned to structured literacy or grounded in the Orton-Gillingham methodology and (ii) evidence-based reading intervention programs, including programs that are grounded in the science of reading. Read the Bill »


01/25/2021: Passed the House


01/08/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101101D
01/08/2021Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1865)
01/14/2021Assigned Education sub: SOL and SOQ
01/18/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/18/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/20/2021Reported from Education with amendment(s) (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Read first time
01/22/2021Read second time
01/22/2021Committee amendments agreed to
01/22/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB1865E
01/22/2021Printed as engrossed 21101101D-E
01/25/2021Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
01/25/2021VOTE: Passage (100-Y 0-N)

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