20 U.S. Code § 6361 - Purposes

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The purposes of this subpart are as follows:
(1) To provide assistance to State educational agencies and local educational agencies in establishing reading programs for students in kindergarten through grade 3 that are based on scientifically based reading research, to ensure that every student can read at grade level or above not later than the end of grade 3.
(2) To provide assistance to State educational agencies and local educational agencies in preparing teachers, including special education teachers, through professional development and other support, so the teachers can identify specific reading barriers facing their students and so the teachers have the tools to effectively help their students learn to read.
(3) To provide assistance to State educational agencies and local educational agencies in selecting or administering screening, diagnostic, and classroom-based instructional reading assessments.
(4) To provide assistance to State educational agencies and local educational agencies in selecting or developing effective instructional materials (including classroom-based materials to assist teachers in implementing the essential components of reading instruction), programs, learning systems, and strategies to implement methods that have been proven to prevent or remediate reading failure within a State.
(5) To strengthen coordination among schools, early literacy programs, and family literacy programs to improve reading achievement for all children.

Source

(Pub. L. 89–10, title I, § 1201, as added Pub. L. 107–110, title I, § 101,Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 1535.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 6361,Pub. L. 89–10, title I, § 1201, as added Pub. L. 103–382, title I, § 101,Oct. 20, 1994, 108 Stat. 3578; amended Pub. L. 106–554, § 1(a)(4) [div. B, title XVI, § 1604(b)], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A–328, stated purpose of Even Start family literacy program, prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 107–110. See section 6381 of this title.
A prior section 1201 ofPub. L. 89–10was classified to section 2781 of this title, prior to the general amendment of Pub. L. 89–10by Pub. L. 103–382.

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