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HF 3692

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 04/12/2018 04:43pm

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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 deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end 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 deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end identify students in grade 3 or higher who
demonstrate a reading difficulty to a classroom teacher. new text beginA school district must screen for
dyslexia (1) all students between the beginning of kindergarten and the beginning of grade
2, and (2) any student in grade 2 or higher who is identified as exhibiting characteristics
associated with dyslexia.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endReading 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.

new text begin (c)new text end The district deleted text beginalsodeleted text end 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.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end 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 July 1, 2019.
new text end