Unique Reader: Pre-qualified for California AB 1802 Funding (AB1802)
Friday, January 19, 2007
Let’s Go Learn’s assessment and instructional package, Unique Reader, is pre-qualified for use under California’s Assembly Bill 1802 funding. California AB 1802 allows for the purchase of supplemental materials for English Language students by school districts in California.
According to the California Department of Education, "Assembly Bill 1802, Chapter 79 of the Statutes of 2006, appropriates $30,000,000 on a one-time basis for local educational agencies (LEAs) to purchase supplementary instructional materials for English learners (ELs) in kindergarten through twelfth grade ‘to accelerate pupils as rapidly as possible towards grade level proficiency’ in reading, writing, and speaking English…" Under the bill, districts may apply for up to $25 in funding per English Language student, based on the most recent school.
Districts must first apply to the state for AB 1802 funding, and funds may only be used to purchase state-approved supplemental materials, to be used in addition to other state-adopted programs. Unique Reader, with its adaptive reading assessment and differentiated instruction, is pre-qualified by the Department of Education for purchase with AB 1802 funding.
Unique Reader begins with a Diagnostic Online Reading Assessment (DORA), in which students are assessed online in seven subskills of reading. Unique Reader then provides targeted, explicit, differentiated, online supplemental reading instruction. It dramatically accelerates reading achievement for EL students by recognizing each student’s individual needs without guesswork.
Relevant Assembly Bill 1802 links:
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AB1802 overview page:
Unique Reader AB 1802 correlation matrix:
California Department of Education AB1802 site:Back to Company News