This bill requires reading assessments and screening for learning difficulties in public schools. This Bill defines terms; requires the State Board of Education to develop a list of indicators that indicate whether a student may be at risk for a reading difficulty or dyslexia; requires a school district or charter school to provide a reading difficulties screening to each student to identify students who may be at risk for a reading difficulty or dyslexia; requires a school district or charter school to perform or recommend an assessment for certain students at risk for a reading difficulty or dyslexia; and requires a school district or charter school that determines that a student has a prepare an individualized education program for the student; and administer appropriate interventions to address the student’s identified reading difficulty or dyslexia. This bill take effect on July 1, 2013.
- History: 3/1/2013 House/ 1st reading (Introduced); 3/5/2013 LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor; 3/6/2013 LFA/ fiscal note publicly available; 3/6/2013 House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst; 3/14/2013 House/ strike enacting clause; 3/14/2013 House/ filed
- Status: <a href="http://le.utah.gov/~2013/status/hbillsta/HB0171.htm">Check Current Status</a>, Legislature Adjourned
- Sponsor: Knotwell, J.
- Bill Text: <a href="http://le.utah.gov/lfa/fnotes/2013/HB0171.fn.htm">Fiscal Note</a>, <a href="http://le.utah.gov/~2013/bills/hbillint/hb0171.htm">Bill Text</a>