Reading Practices


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As reading and writing are foundational to school success, TEA works to ensure that all Texas students have access to high-quality reading and writing instruction and highly-effective teachers. House Bill 3 addresses key reading practices which are detailed on this webpage.

What's New in Reading Academies


To access the 2019-2021 HB 3 Reading Academies Authorized Provider Request for Application (RFA), please visit the TEA Grants Opportunities page.

2019-2021 HB 3 Reading Academies Authorized Provider – Non-ESC Application Materials
•    Notice of Intent to Apply
•    Competitive Authorization Program Guidelines
•    Competitive Authorization Application: 2019-2021 HB 3 Reading Academies Authorized Provider – Non-ESC

For more information about authorized providers, see the following resources: 
•    To The Administrator Addressed correspondence - House Bill 3 (HB3) Implementation: Reading Practices Update (December 5, 2019)
•    HB 3 Reading Practices Updates webinar



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K-3 Reading Academies

The HB3 Reading Academies will provide educators with the essential skills needed to ensure children develop a strong foundation in reading and writing.

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Science of Teaching Reading Exam

To teach PK-grade 6 new candidates must demonstrate proficiency on the Science of Teaching Reading Certification Examination after January 2021.

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Reading Advisory Committee

HB3 requires establishment of an advisory board for reading standards.


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Phonics Curriculum

Coming Soon

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Highly Effective Teachers

Coming Soon

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Integrated Reading Instruments

Coming Soon



See below for the HB 3 video presentations on Reading Practices and Reading Academies.

HB 3 in 30: Reading Practices

Downloadable PDF of Presentation 

HB 3 in 30: Reading Practices Part 2

Downloadable PDF of Presentation