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SF 3572

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/20/2018 09:11am

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A bill for an act
relating to education; requiring screening for dyslexia;amending Minnesota Statutes
2017 Supplement, section 120B.12, subdivision 2.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 120B.12, subdivision 2, is amended
to read:


Subd. 2.

Identification; report.

(a) Each school district shall must identify before the
end of kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2 students who are not reading at grade level before
the end of the current school year and shall must identify students in grade 3 or higher who
demonstrate a reading difficulty to a classroom teacher. A school district must screen for
dyslexia (1) all students beginning in kindergarten and no later than the beginning of grade
2, and (2) any student in grade 2 or higher who is identified as not reading at grade level.

(b) Reading assessments in English, and in the predominant languages of district students
where practicable, must identify and evaluate students' areas of academic need related to
literacy. The district also must monitor the progress and provide reading instruction
appropriate to the specific needs of English learners. The district must use a locally adopted,
developmentally appropriate, and culturally responsive assessment and annually report
summary assessment results to the commissioner by July 1.

(c) The district also must annually report to the commissioner by July 1 a summary of
the district's efforts to screen and identify students with:

(1) dyslexia, using screening tools such as those recommended by the department's
dyslexia and literacy specialist; or

(2) convergence insufficiency disorder.

(b) (d) A student identified under this subdivision must be provided with alternate
instruction under section 125A.56, subdivision 1.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2019.

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