HB 513 Information
During the 2013 General Session, the Utah State Legislature allocated funding through the Early Intervention Program to provide an electronic adaptive learning technology and assessment reading program for students in grades K-3. This augments the program offered to grade K-1 in 2012-2013. (Statue 53A-17a-167, Early Intervention Program and amendments from Senate Bill 260, Early Childhood Education Programs Amendments.
The State Board of Education will select multiple technology providers, through a request for proposals process, to provide an interactive computer software program for reading instruction and assessment for students in kindergarten through grade 3. The program must be able to report students learning gains as a result of the interactive computer software program. The Utah State Purchasing Office released a request for proposals (RFP) to software providers entitled “Early Intervention Instructional Software” (PR# PR13065) on April 24, closing May 15. USOE is responsible for contracting with vendors and providing access to those software resources to districts and charter schools throughout the state.
Districts and charter schools who had students in grades K-1 participating in the program in 2012-2013 will have priority in the ongoing program. These districts and charter schools will submit a request to renew that includes updated assurances and school information. They may also indicate if they choose to continue with the same software program or if they want to amend their program. The forms for this process will be available on this page on June 10, 2013. Requests to renew will be due on June 28, 2013. The USOE will work with those vendors to provide site licenses to these sites for 2012-2013.
Districts and charter school who did not participate in the program in 2012-2013 will be able to apply to participate in 2013-2014. Applications to apply will be available on this site on June 10, 2013. New applicants will have to choose from vendors approved during the 2013 RFP process. Applications will be due on June 28, 2013.
Priority in providing site licenses to schools is as follows:
- Schools who participated in 2012-2013 for grades K-1
- New schools for grades K-1
- Schools who participated in 2012-2013 to add grades 2-3
- New school for grades 2-3
Availability of site licenses will be based on the number of schools applying and the funding available.
To assist districts and charter schools in becoming familiar with the vendors participating in this process, a vendor review meeting has been scheduled on June 19, 2013 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at USOE, Basement West. This meeting will be broadcasted live and recorded for later viewing. All vendors and products selected through the current RFP process will been invited to provide a short overview of their products. When the vendors and products are selected and approved by the State Board of Education, contact and product information will be posted on this page.
For questions or further information, please e-mail tiffany[dot]hall[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(Tiffany Hall), K-12 Literacy Coordinator.
Information from 2012-2013
August 30, 2012 Presentation
Contact Information for Approved Vendors
Updated and Corrected 09/04/2012
Materials from Vendors
Language Arts and Math Scope and Sequence K-1
Existing School Partnerships
K-1 Utah Flyer
Common Core Math
Common Core Reading
Math Skills Taught
Reading Skills Taught
WEMS Tucson Study
WERP Tucson Study
WEMS Research Summary
WEMS Utah Standards Correlation
WERP Rationale and Research
WERP Utah Standards Correlation
Ticket to Read