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Assembly Bill 446

Relating To: Relating to: reading readiness assessments and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
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 9/14/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/14/2021

Curriculum Associates Notified Date 11/5/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/5/2021

Decoding Dyslexia-WI Notified Date 7/13/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
7/13/2021

Excellence in Education National, Inc., d/b/a Excellence in Education in Action Notified Date 7/13/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
7/13/2021

Institute for Reforming Government Notified Date 9/9/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/9/2021

League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Notified Date 8/26/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
8/26/2021

Literacy Task Force of Northern Wisconsin Notified Date 7/28/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
7/28/2021

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Notified Date 9/14/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/14/2021

PearsonNA Notified Date 7/21/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
7/21/2021

Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance Notified Date 9/16/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/16/2021

Comments
We should always be looking at ways to advance our earliest learners, however, this bill is overly prescriptive and lacks funding. We need a conversation about professional development opportunities, instructional coaches, and other proven strategies
WiRSA Notified Date 9/14/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/14/2021

Comments
This bill needs more work to be effective. The bill is perscriptive in requiring testing, but lacks any support or funding for teacher PD and student remediation. Educational support after testing is key to reading improvement.
Wisconsin Association of School Boards Inc Notified Date 9/14/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/14/2021

Comments
The WASB believes this bill is a well-intentioned effort to improve reading instruction in our schools and b) improvements are, in fact, needed; however, we have concerns that the bill is overly prescriptive and imposes unfunded mandates.
Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials Notified Date 9/14/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/14/2021

Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators Notified Date 9/14/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/14/2021

Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators Notified Date 9/14/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/14/2021

Wisconsin Branch of The International Dyslexia Association Notified Date 7/23/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
7/23/2021

Wisconsin Council for Administrators of Special Services Notified Date 9/14/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/14/2021

Wisconsin Education Association Council Notified Date 9/15/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/15/2021

Wisconsin Reading Coalition Notified Date 7/23/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
7/23/2021

Wisconsin Retired Educators Association Notified Date 9/14/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/14/2021

Wisconsin State Reading Association Notified Date 7/20/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
7/20/2021

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
4.00
2021
July - December
78.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 82.00
Excellence in Education National, Inc., d/b/a Excellence in Education in Action 2021
January - June
4.00
2021
July - December
6.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 10.00
Institute for Reforming Government 2021
January - June
2021
July - December
3.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3.00
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce 2021
January - June
2021
July - December
14.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 14.00
PearsonNA 2021
January - June
2021
July - December
15.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 15.00
Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance 2021
January - June
2021
July - December
7.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7.00
WiRSA 2021
January - June
2021
July - December
1.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1.00
Wisconsin Retired Educators Association 2021
January - June
2021
July - December
3.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3.00
Wisconsin State Reading Association 2021
January - June
2021
July - December
29.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 29.00