How the Reading Scholarship Accounts Work
We are currently accepting Reading Scholarship applications for the 2019-20 school year. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis in the order all documents are received. Students who are classified as English Language Learners, and who are enrolled in a program or receiving services that are specifically designed to meet the instructional needs of English Language Learner students, will receive priority. Parents may apply here.
Please note: Parents will need information from the Spring 2019 Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) report to complete the application, including the student’s FLEID number. If you do not have a copy of your student’s Spring 2019 FSA assessment, please contact the Assessment Coordinator for your school district to obtain a copy. Click here to see a sample of this score report.
In 2018, Florida became the first state to offer an education savings account program for students enrolled in public schools. The Reading Scholarship, administered by Step Up For Students, was created to help public school students in third through fifth grade who struggle with reading. The program offers parents access to educational savings accounts, worth $500 each, to pay for tuition and fees related to part-time tutoring, summer and after-school literacy programs, instructional materials and curriculum related to reading or literacy.
- Third- through fifth-grade public school students who scored a 1 or 2 on the third- or fourth-grade English Language Arts section of the Florida Standards Assessment in the prior year.
- Students who are classified as English Language Learners and who are enrolled in a program or receiving services that are specifically designed to meet the instructional needs of English Language Learner students will receive priority.