HB3 Reading Academies
These academies are provided based on House Bill 3, passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in June of 2019. In accordance with this bill, all kindergarten through third grade teachers and principals must attend a teacher literacy achievement academy by the 2022-2023 school year.
For the 2023-2024 school year, HB3 Reading Academies will continue as a requirement for any new
teachers and administrators for K-3.
ESC Region 12 is a TEA Authorized Provider of HB3 Reading Academies.
We are excited to offer these mandated academies to Region 12.
All additional information related to the HB 3 Reading Academies will be posted below as it becomes available.
For additional information and resources, please visit TEA's Reading Academies Website.
Have you already passed?Wondering if a new hire has HB3 Credit?
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NEW CHANGES for 2023-2024
(Y4 of Implementation)
Primary Implementation Model is Comprehensive
All teacher pathways will be
ESC Region 12 will offer the STR Pathway for learners who have proof of STR certification.
Cohort Start Month Options
June 2023 (year 3 compliance & blended), July 2023, and June 2024.
Locally implementing? To hire a cohort leader, they will need to take and pass the screener
Interested in becoming a cohort leader? You will first need to take and pass the screener to be qualified to be hired.
Cohort Leader Screening Windows for 2023-2024 have been announced by TEA.
Yes. The HB 3 Reading Academies are written into state statute and are required for all teachers and principals in grades Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. A shortened version of the course has been created by TEA. You have to show proof of STR designation on your teaching certificate or passing the STR exam.
Districts can choose to implement through a blended or comprehensive model.
A comprehensive model includes:
A blended model includes:
Districts that choose the local implementation option will pay an annual flat fee per Cohort Leader, and will not pay a separate fee per teacher or administrator. However, it is important to note that there is a limit on the number of people who can be in a cohort.
Districts will need to employ enough qualified Cohort Leaders to provide training to their teachers by 2022, and they will pay the flat fee per Cohort Leader annually.
Once enrolled in the HB3 reading academy course, participants will be able to access one of three different pathways appropriate to their learning needs:
The content for the reading academies is still under development. The reading academies are using current research on literacy and language development in addition to solid research from the past that is still relevant for teachers and administrators. The content is reflective of the characteristics and needs of today’s learners. There will be 12 modules covered:
Cohort Leader Information
If you are a teacher and are interested in this opportunity, talk with your school, district and regional leadership.
Link to TEA Screener - https://tea.texas.gov/academics/early-childhood-education/reading/reading-academies-cohort-leader-screener-registration
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Use the link below to enroll in the Passport to Canvas Course:
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