From the Arkansas Department of Education on October 30th:
If the theoretical basis of any submitted program utilizes the Three Cueing Systems Model of Reading or Visual Memory as the primary basis for teaching word recognition, it shall be disqualified because cognitive science refutes use in foundational reading.
It was inspired by our Right to Read Act. Here is the link to the law.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/ ... reno=sb153
AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL-LEVEL IMPROVEMENT PLANS AND THE RIGHT TO READ ACT; TO REQUIRE THAT A PUBLIC SCHOOL INCLUDE IN ITS ANNUAL SCHOOL-LEVEL IMPROVEMENT PLAN A LITERACY PLAN; TO REQUIRE THAT THE CURRICULUM, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND GRADUATE STUDIES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT AND OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SCIENCE OF READING; TO REQUIRE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CREATE AN APPROVED LIST OF CURRICULUM PROGRAMS THAT ARE SUPPORTED BY THE SCIENCE OF READING; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
I want to be clear that the actual law says curriculum must be based on the science of reading.
To fulfill the law, the Arkansas Department of Education committee reviewing programs, in their official program review application, wrote that programs using 3 cueing would be disqualified. This was put on their website. The actual law did not use the words 3 cueing, but that’s the implementation of the law.
All my best from Arkansas,
Mary-Margaret is a member of the IFERI's Advisory Group:
[Note: I have added the emboldening and colouring red in the message from Mary-Margaret to emphasise the huge significance of these stipulations now embedded in law in Arkansas.]