Bill Status of HB4202 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: SCH CD-DYSLEXIA SCREENING
Rep. Jonathan Carroll, Bob Morgan, Rita Mayfield, Kelly M. Cassidy, Will Guzzardi, Barbara Hernandez, Suzanne Ness, Amy Elik, Jehan Gordon-Booth, Anne Stava-Murray, Lindsey LaPointe, Jawaharial Williams, Janet Yang Rohr, Ann M. Williams, Joyce Mason, William Davis, Cyril Nichols, Robyn Gabel, Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar, Maurice A. West, II, Deb Conroy, Katie Stuart and Theresa Mah
| 1/10/2023||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
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 2022-2023 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, 2022.