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HB 307/FN (BR 60) - A. Wuchner, J. Carney, M. Prunty

     AN ACT relating to implementation of screening and interventions to improve student learning.
     Amend KRS 158.305 to revise the definition of "dyslexia"; define "qualified screening tool"; require each school district to develop a policy related to its response-to-intervention system; require teacher preparation programs to include dyslexia and response-to-intervention components; require professional development for teachers on dyslexia and response-to-intervention components; require the Department of Education to establish a list of qualified screening tools; require school districts to administer a qualified screening tool to students at least once per year; describe the action to be taken by schools when a student shows characteristics of dyslexia; require the Department of Education to develop dyslexia resources for teachers.


AMENDMENTS

     HCS1 - Retain original provisions except add definition of universal screening tool; require the Department of Education to establish list of approved universal screening tools; require universal screening to be given at least once to each student between kindergarten and grade 3; require additional screening for each student identified for dyslexia.
     SCS1 - Retain original provisions, except delete definition of universal screening tool and related language; require each school district to report on implementation of response-to-intervention by December 31, 2017; delete the requirement for each school district to establish a response-to-intervention policy; delete the professional development requirement; require the school district to either provide additional screening or make a referral when a student is identified with dyslexia characteristics; delete the requirement to require appropriate tiered intervention and monitoring of progress when a student has characteristics of dyslexia; delete requirement for the department to develop dyslexia resources for teachers; require the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics to report intervention data to the Interim Joint Committee on Education and the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare.

     Feb 10, 2017 - introduced in House
     Feb 14, 2017 - to Education (H)
     Feb 16, 2017 - posting waived; posted in committee
     Feb 17, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar Committee Substitute
     Feb 21, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 22, 2017
     Feb 22, 2017 - 3rd reading, passed 99-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 23, 2017 - received in Senate
     Feb 24, 2017 - to Education (S)
     Mar 14, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 15, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules