Academy Title

HB 3 Reading Academies

Per House Bill 3 (HB 3), passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in June of 2019, all kindergarten through third grade teachers and principals must attend a teacher literacy achievement academy by the 2021-2022 school year. For simplification and to avoid confusion with other grant programs and past literacy achievement academies, the Texas Education Agency is referring to this latest requirement as the HB 3 Reading Academies.

Academy content wheel
  • Introduction, Overview, Scope, and Sequence 
  • Science of Teaching Reading
  • Establishing a Literacy Community
  • Using Assessment Data to Inform Instruction
  • Oral Language (English and Spanish)
  • Phonological Awareness (English and Spanish)
  • Alphabet Knowledge, Print Concepts, and Handwriting
  • Decoding, Encoding, and Word Study (English and Spanish)
  • Reading Fluency
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Composition (English and Spanish)
  • Tiered Supports and Reading Difficulties 
Blended vs Comprehensive models

Texas Reading Academy Project Manager

Michelle Hilton

Coordinator, Literacy & Special Programs



Texas Reading Academy Comprehensive Cohort Leader

Alyson Earhart



Texas Teacher Reading Academy Blended Cohort Leader

Cynthia Hobbs



Texas Administrator Reading Academy Blended Cohort Leader

Jean Anne Williams