senate Bill S1293A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 24, 2021 print number 1293a
May 24, 2021 amend and recommit to education
Jan 11, 2021 referred to education

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S1293 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2283
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §319, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S4341, A5259

S1293 - 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.

S1293 - Sponsor Memo

S1293 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1293
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. BROOKS, BOYLE, GALLIVAN, GOUNARDES, HELMING, JACK-
   SON, KAMINSKY, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, SKOUFIS, THOMAS  --  read  twice  and
   ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed 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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S1293A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2283
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §319, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S4341, A5259

S1293A (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.

S1293A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1293--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. BROOKS, BOYLE, GALLIVAN, GOUNARDES, HELMING, JACK-
   SON, KAMINSKY, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, MYRIE, SKOUFIS, THOMAS -- read  twice
   and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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
 ALIGNED WITH DEVELOPMENTAL BENCHMARKS IN SPECIFIC PRECURSORS  CORRELATED
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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