Wisconsin – 2009-2010 – AB 584 – Screening for Phonemic Awareness

This bill directs the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to develop or adopt a screening device to identify pupils in grades kindergarten to five who are at risk of reading failure due to deficits in phonemic awareness or rapid naming. Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, unless a pupil’s parent objects, annually each school board operating elementary grades must use the screening device to screen each pupil enrolled in the school district in grades kindergarten to two and each pupil enrolled in grades three to five who scored in the lowest 40 percent of all pupils in the state on the statewide standardized examinations. Results of the screen must be provided to the parent of each pupil screened within 90 days of the commencement of fall classes each year. For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be printed as an appendix to this bill.