SB 1174

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 20, 2020
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Special education: dyslexia testing.


Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop program guidelines for dyslexia to be used to assist regular education teachers, special education teachers, and parents to identify and assess pupils with dyslexia, as provided. Existing law requires a pupil who is assessed as being dyslexic and meets specified eligibility criteria to be entitled to special education and related services. This bill would require, on or before June 30, 2021, the State Board of Education to identify at least one assessment or series of assessments to be used by a local educational agency, as defined, to screen pupils for risk of dyslexia, as provided. The bill would require, beginning in the 2021–22 school year, and annually thereafter, a local educational agency serving pupils in any of the grades kindergarten to grade 2, inclusive, to screen each pupil in those grades for dyslexia by using the assessment identified above, as provided. The bill would require results from the screening, among other things, to be made available to an assessed pupil's parent or guardian in a timely manner. By expanding the duties of a local educational agency, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

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Mar 18, 2020


March 25 hearing postponed by committee.

Mar 06, 2020


Set for hearing March 25.

Mar 05, 2020


Referred to Com. on ED.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on ED.

Feb 21, 2020


From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 22.

Feb 20, 2020


Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

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