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.


NEW: HB3 Reading Practices Survey (PDF)

View the To the Administrator Addressed Letter regarding the Reading Practices Survey or go directly to the Reading Practices Survey.

TEA seeks reading experts and practitioners to participate in a pilot and provide feedback on draft Reading Academies modules. To apply for the Reading Academies pilot, please complete the application.

For more information about the pilot, review the recent To the Administrator Addressed Letter.



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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