Public and charter school students in kindergarten through fifth grade may be eligible based on the following criteria:
Kindergarten-Grade 3: Any student who has been identified as having a substantial deficiency in reading if any of the following criteria are met in accordance with Rule 6A-6.053 subsection 12:
The student scores at the lowest achievement level/benchmark as identified by the publisher during a universal screening period, on an assessment listed in the district’s approved District K-12 Comprehensive Evidence-based Reading Plan;
The student scores at the lowest achievement level/benchmark as identified by the publisher during progress monitoring administration at any time during the school year, on an assessment listed in the district’s approved District K-12 Comprehensive Evidence-based Reading Plan; or
The student has demonstrated, through consecutive formative assessments or teacher observation data, minimum skill levels for reading competency in one or more of the areas of phonological awareness; phonics; vocabulary, including oral language skills; reading fluency; and reading comprehension.
Grades 4-5: Any student who scored either a Level 1 or Level 2 on the prior school year’s English Language Arts Florida Standards Assessment or meets any of the three criteria outlined above for identification of a substantial deficiency in reading.