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SF 3653

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/27/2020 03:17pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; clarifying the reporting requirements for reading proficiency
and screening by third grade; amending Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement,
section 120B.12, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 120B.12, subdivision 2, is amended
to read:


Subd. 2.

Identification; report.

(a) Each school district must identify before the end of
kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2 all students who are not reading at grade level. Students
identified as not reading at grade level by the end of kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2 must
be screened, in a locally determined manner, for characteristics of dyslexia.

(b) Students in grade 3 or higher who demonstrate a reading difficulty to a classroom
teacher must be screened, in a locally determined manner, for characteristics of dyslexia,
unless a different reason for the reading difficulty has been identified.

(c) 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.

(d) The district also must annually report to the commissioner by July 1 a summary of
the district's efforts to screen and identify students deleted text beginwith:
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deleted text begin (1)deleted text endnew text begin who demonstrate the characteristics ofnew text end dyslexiadeleted text begin,deleted text end using screening tools such as those
recommended by the department's dyslexia specialistdeleted text begin; or
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deleted text begin (2) convergence insufficiency disorderdeleted text end.new text begin With respect to students screened or identified
under paragraph (a), the report must include:
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new text begin (1) a summary of the district's efforts to screen for dyslexia;
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new text begin (2) the number of students screened for that reporting year; and
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new text begin (3) the number of students demonstrating characteristics of dyslexia for that year.
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(e) A student identified under this subdivision must be provided with alternate instruction
under section 125A.56, subdivision 1.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective for the 2020-2021 school year and later.
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