This amendment aligns the rule with recent legislation including HB 7029, HB 7069, and HB 7055. Significant changes include: - Provides more specific guidance on how to identify students with substantial deficiencies in reading; - directs the funding to prioritize instruction for students in K-3 with a substantial deficiency in reading; - aligns to statute and ensures charter schools receive their proportionate share of the allocation and do not have to follow the reading plan; - allows districts flexibility in the design of their Reading Coach model; - ensures accurate reporting of required professional development; and - specifies how districts will report how intensive reading interventions are provided by teachers who are certified or endorsed in reading.