The Ready to Read Act
is a preventative measure to help students with reading difficulties get the support they need before they fall behind.
The Ready to Read Act of 2019, Students with Reading Difficulties, and The Code of Maryland Regulation, 13A.03.08, Students at Risk for Reading Difficulties, requires the following:
The Maryland State Department of Education collaborated with the Ready to Read Stakeholder group and Decoding Dyslexia Maryland to provide an implementation guide for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to use for guidance on the implementation of the Ready to Read Act and COMAR 13A.03.08. This guide will be updated every 4 years as required by law.
Download the Students at Risk for Reading Difficulties - Implementation Guide
School District Reading Screening Data
Download the Annual LEA Data Report Summary 2020-2021
Download the Annual LEA Data Report Summary 2021-2022
LEA Reporting Requirements
The Ready to Read Act of 2019 and COMAR 13A.03.08 requires LEAs to report annual data to the Maryland State Department of Education. This report includes information on each LEA’s: