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Dyslexia Screening In Schools

Concerning implementing dyslexia screening in schools.
2023 Regular Session
Capital Construction
Civil Law
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

The bill implements recommendations from the dyslexia working group. The bill:

  • Directs school districts, boards of cooperative services, charter schools, and institute charter schools (local education providers) to screen for students at risk of foundational literacy skill deficits;
  • Directs local education providers to provide evidence-based supplemental instruction and intervention for children at risk of foundational literacy skill deficits;
  • Requires local education providers to provide the public and parents information regarding which screening and interventions the local education provider uses for foundational literacy skill deficits;
  • Requires the department of education to provide professional development for local education providers and the public in evidence-based best practices, including screening, supplemental instruction, and intervention; and
  • Establishes an independent ombudsman office.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. K. Mullica, Sen. F. Winter



The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details