Utah – 2015 – SB 117 – Reading Intervention Pilot Program

UtahThis bill creates a pilot program to provide interventions for students at risk for, or experiencing, reading difficulties, including dyslexia.  The pilot program includes  professional development for educators; and literacy interventions to students in kindergarten through grade 5 who are at risk for or experiencing reading difficulties, including dyslexia.  The bill also  provides criteria for the State Board of Education to use in selecting local education agencies to participate in the pilot program; defines requirements for local education agencies that participate in the pilot  program; and provides for a third-party evaluation.