Reading Sufficiency Act

The Reading Sufficiency Act supports Oklahoma children in Kindergarten through third grade.  The purpose of  RSA is to ensure that all Oklahoma students are reading on grade level at the end of third grade.

RSA begins in Kindergarten to address reading deficiencies as early and quickly as possible so that each student with reading deficiencies has enough time and the correct intervention to prevent reading failure.

It is structured for students, teachers, administrators, and parents to ensure that all are aware and working on any reading issue that would cause the child to not  experience success. Teachers must have knowledge and be able to work effectively to give each student the correct intervention and time necessary to read on grade level. Educators assess all K-3 students then target their instruction and intervention according to the needs of each child. Scientifically Based Reading Research espouses that with the correct intervention and enough time, 95% of students will read on grade level. The Reading Sufficiency Act of Oklahoma supports all K-3 students to have the best possible framework for learning to read.  

For further information please read the Parents Guide to Third-Grade Reading Retention.

RSA Timeline for the 2013-2014 School Year

13 New Oklahoma K-3 Formative Reading Assessments

Laws and Rules


State Statutes


RSA Today-2013-2014

  • RSA Today 2013-2014 | ppt |
  • RSA Approved Funding Checklist
  • RSA Assessment Lists *new*
  • RSA FAQs-Implementation Guide
  • RSA OCCT Reading Performance Descriptors
  • RSA Teacher Created Portfolio Checklist
  • RSA Educator Brochure 2013-2014
  • RSA Parent Resources

Academic Progress Plan (APP)

  • APP K-3 Reading Model Guidelines
  • APP Sample - (This document is a sample
    that meets the criteria for recent legislative
    amendments to the Reading Sufficiency Act.) 

    Districts may edit as needed.

Summer Academy Reading Program (SARP)

  • SARP Sample Parent Letter *new*
  • SARP Teacher Training Programs *new*

Sample Documents

  • Sample 3rd Grade Retention Letter
  • Sample Progression Letter
  • Sample Struggling Reader Letter
  • Sample 3rd Grade Retention Policy

RSA Resources

REAC3H Coaches

Electronic Submission Reports

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  • RSA Reading Plan Guide
  • RSA Plan Updates Presentation
  • RSA Reporting Instructions
    (Beginning-of-Year, Summer Academy, End-of-Year)

RSA Reading Blocks

Tier 1

  • 90 minutes Daily scientific-research-based
    reading instruction

Tier 2

  • 90 minutes Daily scientific-research-based
    reading instruction PLUS at least 30 to 45 minutes

Tier 3

  • 90 minutes Daily scientific-research-based reading instruction PLUS at least 45 to 60 minutes


Informational Powerpoints


Recommendations for Third-Grade Portfolio on Level Read Aloud
  • Unpracticed on third grade level text at a target rate of 110-120 wcpm (words correct per minute) with 97-98% accuracy.
  • Lexile Range - 520L-820L for Third Grade on Level Read Aloud.  Lexile Guidance

Differentiating Instruction




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Last updated on April 16, 2014