Reading diagnostic tests; DOE to develop and implement a pilot program. (HB332)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Education; pilot program; reading diagnostic tests and instruction. Requires the Department of Education to develop and implement a geographically representative two-year pilot program to administer reading diagnostic tests that include all components of a normed rapid automatized naming test. The bill requires each local school division in the pilot program to provide evidence-based instruction, including structured literacy instruction, to students in kindergarten through grade three who fall below the benchmark on any such reading diagnostic test or demonstrate deficiencies based on their individual performance on the Standards of Learning reading test. The bill requires the Department of Education to report to the Governor and General Assembly, no later than December 1, 2022, on the outcomes of the pilot program and the necessary resources for statewide implementation of such tests and instruction. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/01/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103248D
01/01/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: SOL and SOQ
01/22/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB332)
01/27/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N)
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2020Reported from Education with amendments (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2020Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/07/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/07/2020Committee substitute printed 20107911D-H1
02/07/2020Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Passed by temporarily
02/10/2020Floor substitute printed 20108096D-H2 (Hope)
02/10/2020Committee on Education amendments rejected
02/10/2020Committee on Appropriations substitute rejected 20107911D-H1
02/10/2020Substitute by Delegate Hope agreed to 20108096D-H2
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB332H2
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (95-Y 5-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (95-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB332H2)
02/18/2020Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/27/2020Continued to 2021 in Education and Health (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
12/04/2020Left in Education and Health