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Senate Bill 114

Relating To: Relating to: waiving the Foundations of Reading test licensure requirement during a national health emergency declared in response to COVID-19.
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Association of Wisconsin School Administrators Notified Date 3/16/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/16/2021

City Forward Collective, Inc. Notified Date 3/5/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/5/2021

Decoding Dyslexia-WI Notified Date 2/26/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/26/2021

Excellence in Education National, Inc., d/b/a Excellence in Education in Action Notified Date 3/17/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/17/2021

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Notified Date 3/17/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/17/2021

PearsonNA Notified Date 3/23/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/23/2021

WiRSA Notified Date 3/16/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/16/2021

Comments
WiRSA supports this bill. The bill will allow give district's some needed flexibility in filling needed position. We have had concerns with the FORT in the past, because there is no proof that passing the FORT shows that you are good or poor teacher.
Wisconsin Association of School Boards Inc Notified Date 3/17/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/17/2021

Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials Notified Date 3/16/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/16/2021

Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators Notified Date 3/16/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/16/2021

Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators Notified Date 3/16/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/16/2021

Wisconsin Branch of The International Dyslexia Association Notified Date 3/11/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/11/2021

Comments
This bill is an attempt to eliminate a standard for those seeking a teacher license. Testing centers accommodate those seeking other certifications i.e. nurses, hygienist, doctors, etc. Teachers need to be held to state standards as well.
Wisconsin Council for Administrators of Special Services Notified Date 3/16/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/16/2021

Wisconsin Education Association Council Notified Date 2/23/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/23/2021

Wisconsin Reading Coalition Notified Date 3/1/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/1/2021

Comments
This is an important outcome assessment and licensure requirement of the state, not a college entrance test like the ACT. This bill would allow people who have failed the FORT in the past to reapply for a teaching license and avoid the FORT.
Supporting Documentation
20210310_Wisconsin Reading Coalition Statement in Opposition to AB 72 and SB 114.pdf

Wisconsin State Reading Association Notified Date 3/1/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/1/2021

Lobbying Efforts

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2021
January - June
66.00
2021
July - December
11.00
2022
January - June
3.00
2022
July - December
Total 80.00
City Forward Collective, Inc. 2021
January - June
21.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 21.00
Excellence in Education National, Inc., d/b/a Excellence in Education in Action 2021
January - June
1.00
2021
July - December
1.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2.00
PearsonNA 2021
January - June
38.00
2021
July - December
10.00
2022
January - June
3.00
2022
July - December
Total 51.00
WiRSA 2021
January - June
1.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1.00
Wisconsin State Reading Association 2021
January - June
5.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5.00