SEC. 2225




Section Summary


ESSA Update

                          INFORMATION DISSEMINATION.

    ``(a) National Evaluation.--From funds reserved under section
2222(b)(1), the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences shall
conduct a national evaluation of the grant and subgrant programs
assisted under this subpart. Such evaluation shall include high-quality
research that applies rigorous and systematic procedures to obtain valid
knowledge relevant to the implementation

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and effect of the programs and shall directly coordinate with individual
State evaluations of the programs' implementation and impact.
    ``(b) Program Improvement.--The Secretary shall--
            ``(1) provide the findings of the evaluation conducted under
        this section to State educational agencies and subgrant
        recipients for use in program improvement;
            ``(2) make such findings publicly available, including on
        the websites of the Department and the Institute of Education
            ``(3) submit such findings to the Committee on Health, 
        Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate and the Committee
        on Education and the Workforce of the House of Representatives; 
            ``(4) make publicly available, in a manner consistent with
        paragraph (2), best practices for implementing evidence-based
        activities under this subpart, including evidence-based
        activities, defined for the purpose of this paragraph as
        activities meeting the requirements of section 8101(21)(A)(i).



``(a) In General.--From funds reserved under section 1202(b)(1)(D),

the National Institute for Literacy, in collaboration with the Secretary

of Education, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the

Director of the National Institute for Child Health and Human

Development shall--

``(1) disseminate information on scientifically based

reading research pertaining to children, youth, and adults;

``(2) identify and disseminate information about schools,

local educational agencies, and State educational agencies that

have effectively developed and implemented classroom reading

programs that meet the requirements of this subpart, including

those State educational agencies, local educational agencies,

and schools that have been identified as effective through the

evaluation and peer review provisions of this subpart; and

``(3) support the continued identification and dissemination

of information on reading programs that contain the essential

components of reading instruction as supported by scientifically

based reading research, that can lead to improved reading

outcomes for children, youth, and adults.

``(b) Dissemination and Coordination.--At a minimum, the National

Institute for Literacy shall disseminate the information described in

subsection (a) to--

``(1) recipients of Federal financial assistance under this

title, title III, the Head Start Act, the Individuals with

Disabilities Education Act, and the Adult Education and Family

Literacy Act; and

``(2) each Bureau funded school (as defined in section 1141

of the Education Amendments of 1978).

``(c) Use of Existing Networks.--In carrying out this section, the

National Institute for Literacy shall, to the extent practicable, use

existing information and dissemination networks developed and maintained

through other public and private entities including through the

Department and the National Center for Family Literacy.

``(d) National Institute for Literacy.--For purposes of funds

reserved under section 1202(b)(1)(D) to carry out this section, the

National Institute for Literacy shall administer such funds in

accordance with section 242(b) of Public Law 105-220 (relating to the

establishment and administration of the National Institute for