Requirements for the science of teaching reading (STR) certification exam and Reading Academies were established in 2019 by the 86th Texas Legislature with the passage of House Bill 3 (HB 3). Reading Academies and the STR certification exam are different requirements that complement each other. The STR certification exam demonstrates a beginning teacher’s proficiency in the science of teaching reading. Reading Academies is an eleven-month professional development program that continues learning and builds on knowledge of the STR in a school context. Together, these programs provide teachers with the foundational knowledge to teach reading and writing and to effectively apply that knowledge in a classroom setting.
See below for the HB 3 video presentations on Reading Practices and Reading Academies