Decoding Dyslexia CA requests your support for SB237:K-2 Universal Screening for Risk of Dyslexia

by | May 19, 2021 | Accessibility, Assesment and Screening, Dyslexia, Early Childhood, Education, Social Justice

One of the bills before the California State Legislature is SB 237.

SB 237 will:

  • require schools to conduct K-2 annual universal screenings for risk of dyslexia;

  • require the State Board of Education (SBE) to adopt an approved list of culturally, linguistically and developmentally appropriate screening tools;

  • provide for the screening results and the California Dyslexia Guidelines to be made available to parents/guardians and teachers in a timely manner;

  • Allow for parents/guardians to “opt out” of universal screeniSB 237 will:


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Decoding Dyslexia CA supports this bill and encourages you to sign a letter of support, at https://p2a.co/QanZpHP

Many states already have required universal screening for risk of dyslexia.  Students at risk of dyslexia can be reliably identified before they experience school failure. This low-cost investment helps ensure children have equitable access to an education and results in future savings to school and families for later academic remediation and support services.