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2020-2021 Reading Scholarship

The annual 2020-2021 Reading Scholarship information has been received from Just Read Florida.  This program is a state-run program for students in 3rd - 5th grade that are struggling with reading standards.  
 
To be eligible for the 2020-2021 school year, FLDOE has developed new eligibility criteria due to the cancellation of all statewide assessments for the 2019-20 school year.
 
To be eligible for the $500 stipend to cover reading remediation support one must fall into the following "priority ordered" categories:
 
  1. Students in grades 3 through 5 who are enrolled in a Florida public school and scored a Level 1 or 2 on their most recent Florida Standards Assessment (FSA)-ELA, or in 2019-20 were identified with a substantial deficiency in reading based on their most recent available screening and progress monitoring assessment, and are classified as an English Language Learner (ELL) enrolled in a program or receiving services that are specifically designed to meet the instructional needs of ELL students; 
  2. Students in grades 3 through 5 who are enrolled in a Florida public school and scored a Level 1 or 2 on their most recent FSA-ELA or in 2019-20 were identified with a substantial deficiency in reading based on their most recent available screening and progress monitoring assessment; (i.e: i-Ready)
Parents of students who meet any of the above requirements may apply using the attached form by going to the Step Up For Students website. 
 
Parents who have additional questions may email reading@sufs.org, or call 877-735-7837.