Amends the School Code. Provides for dyslexia screening guidelines and rules. Requires the State Board of Education to employ at least 5 dyslexia specialists or dyslexia therapists with a minimum of 5 years of field experience in screening, identifying, and treating dyslexia and related disorders to provide technical assistance and training. Provides that, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, each school district must screen students in grades kindergarten through second (and in higher grades under certain circumstances) for the risk factors of dyslexia using a universal screener approved by the State Board. Sets forth what the screening must include. Provides for additional screening for a student who is determined to be at risk, or at some risk, for dyslexia to determine if a student has the characteristics of dyslexia. Requires the use of a multi-tiered system of support framework if screening indicates that a student has some risk factors for dyslexia or has the characteristics of dyslexia. Sets forth provisions concerning exceptions to screening, dyslexia intervention services, and reporting. Effective July 1, 2020.
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Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mary Edly-Allen
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
Assigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Jonathan Carroll
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier
Chief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Charles Meier
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith P. Sommer
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst
Referred to Rules Committee
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