assembly Bill A2283A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires school districts to conduct mandatory early screening for dyslexia for all children

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 24, 2021 held for consideration in education
May 20, 2021 print number 2283a
May 20, 2021 amend and recommit to education
Jan 14, 2021 referred to education

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A2283 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1293
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §319, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A5259, S4341

A2283 - Summary

Requires school districts to conduct mandatory early screening for dyslexia for all children commencing in pre-kindergarten or kindergarten and continuing thereafter on an annual basis until each child successfully completes second grade; requires school districts to designate an individual to maintain complete and accurate records containing early screening reports for each child, and to provide resources and materials to the parent and/or guardian of any child who displays indications of dyslexia.

A2283 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2283
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. SIMON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ASHBY,
   BRONSON, CARROLL, FALL, GLICK, GRIFFIN,  HUNTER,  LUPARDO,  McDONOUGH,
   NORRIS,  QUART,  STECK,  TAGUE, TAYLOR, THIELE, WALSH -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the  education  law,  in  relation  to  mandatory  early
   screening for dyslexia

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 319 to
 read as follows:
   § 319. MANDATORY EARLY SCREENING FOR DYSLEXIA. 1. ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS
 SHALL BE REQUIRED TO CONDUCT FULL AND INDIVIDUAL SCREENINGS  IN  ACCORD-
 ANCE  WITH  THIS  SECTION FOR PURPOSES OF EARLY IDENTIFICATION, SUPPORT,
 INTERVENTION AND ACCOMMODATION  OF  CHILDREN  WITH  DYSLEXIA  AND  OTHER
 LEARNING DISABILITIES. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "DYSLEXIA"
 MEANS  A  SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY THAT IS NEUROBIOLOGICAL IN ORIGIN
 AND THAT IS CHARACTERIZED BY UNEXPECTED DIFFICULTIES  WITH  ACCURATE  OR
 FLUENT  WORD RECOGNITION AND POOR SPELLING AND DECODING ABILITIES, WHICH
 DIFFICULTY TYPICALLY RESULTS FROM A DEFICIT IN THE  PHONOLOGICAL  COMPO-
 NENT  OF  LANGUAGE  AND  THAT IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE PERSON'S INTELLI-
 GENCE, MOTIVATION, AND SENSORY CAPABILITIES AND THE PROVISION OF  EFFEC-
 TIVE INSTRUCTION.
   2.  MANDATORY  EARLY SCREENING FOR DYSLEXIA SHALL BE CONDUCTED BY EACH
 SCHOOL DISTRICT USING A DIGITAL ASSESSMENT TOOL THAT  INCLUDES  TARGETED
 QUESTIONS DESIGNED TO QUICKLY AND RELIABLY GATHER CERTAIN RELEVANT FUNC-
 TIONAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL INFORMATION FROM ALL CHILDREN DESCRIBED IN THIS
 SUBDIVISION.  MANDATORY  EARLY  SCREENING  SHALL  COMMENCE  DURING  PRE-
 KINDERGARTEN OR KINDERGARTEN, WHICHEVER IS EARLIER, AND  SHALL  CONTINUE
 THEREAFTER  ON  AN  ANNUAL  BASIS  UNTIL  SUCH  CHILD  HAS  SUCCESSFULLY
 COMPLETED THE SECOND GRADE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01110-01-1

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A2283A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1293
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §319, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A5259, S4341

A2283A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires school districts to conduct mandatory early screening for dyslexia for all children commencing in pre-kindergarten or kindergarten and continuing thereafter on an annual basis until each child successfully completes second grade; requires school districts to designate an individual to maintain complete and accurate records containing early screening reports for each child, and to provide resources and materials to the parent and/or guardian of any child who displays indications of dyslexia.

A2283A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2283--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. SIMON, McDONALD -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
   ASHBY,  BRONSON, CARROLL, FALL, GLICK, GRIFFIN, HUNTER, LUPARDO, McDO-
   NOUGH, NORRIS, QUART, SILLITTI, STECK, TAGUE, TAYLOR, THIELE, WALSH --
   read once and referred to the  Committee  on  Education  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law,  in relation to mandatory early
   screening for dyslexia
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 319 to
 read as follows:
   § 319. MANDATORY EARLY SCREENING FOR DYSLEXIA. 1. ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS
 SHALL  BE  REQUIRED TO CONDUCT FULL AND INDIVIDUAL SCREENINGS IN ACCORD-
 ANCE WITH THIS SECTION FOR PURPOSES OF  EARLY  IDENTIFICATION,  SUPPORT,
 INTERVENTION  AND  ACCOMMODATION  OF  CHILDREN  WITH  DYSLEXIA AND OTHER
 LEARNING DISABILITIES. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "DYSLEXIA"
 MEANS A SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY THAT IS NEUROBIOLOGICAL  IN  ORIGIN
 AND  THAT  IS  CHARACTERIZED BY UNEXPECTED DIFFICULTIES WITH ACCURATE OR
 FLUENT WORD RECOGNITION AND POOR SPELLING AND DECODING ABILITIES,  WHICH
 DIFFICULTY  TYPICALLY  RESULTS FROM A DEFICIT IN THE PHONOLOGICAL COMPO-
 NENT OF LANGUAGE AND THAT IS INCONSISTENT  WITH  THE  PERSON'S  INTELLI-
 GENCE,  MOTIVATION, AND SENSORY CAPABILITIES AND THE PROVISION OF EFFEC-
 TIVE INSTRUCTION.
   2. MANDATORY EARLY SCREENING FOR DYSLEXIA SHALL BE CONDUCTED  BY  EACH
 SCHOOL  DISTRICT  USING  AN ASSESSMENT TOOL THAT INCLUDES TARGETED QUES-
 TIONS AND STUDENT TASKS DESIGNED TO QUICKLY AND RELIABLY GATHER  CERTAIN
 RELEVANT  FUNCTIONAL  AND  DEVELOPMENTAL INFORMATION CONSISTENT WITH THE
 RESEARCH FINDINGS IN THIS AREA AND SUPPORTED  BY  THE  FINDINGS  IN  THE
 REPORT  OF  THE  NATIONAL  READING  PANEL  FROM  2000, FROM ALL CHILDREN
 SCREENED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. SUCH QUESTIONS  AND  TASKS  SHALL  BE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.