Bill Sponsors: IL HB4406 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the School Code. Provides for dyslexia screening guidelines and rules. Requires the State Board of Education to employ at least 5 dyslexia specialists or dyslexia therapists with a minimum of 5 years of field experience in screening, identifying, and treating dyslexia and related disorders to provide technical assistance and training. Provides that, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, each school district must screen students in grades kindergarten through second (and in higher grades under certain circumstances) for the risk factors of dyslexia using a universal screener approved by the State Board. Sets forth what the screening must include. Provides for additional screening for a student who is determined to be at risk, or at some risk, for dyslexia to determine if a student has the characteristics of dyslexia. Requires the use of a multi-tiered system of support framework if screening indicates that a student has some risk factors for dyslexia or has the characteristics of dyslexia. Sets forth provisions concerning exceptions to screening, dyslexia intervention services, and reporting. Effective July 1, 2020.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-3)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2020-06-23 - Rule 19(b) / Re-referred to Rules Committee [HB4406 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Sponsors

NameTypeSponsorshipDistrictFinancialEncyclopediaBiography
Representative Lindsay Parkhurst [R]PrimarySponsored BillsHD-079FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Keith Sommer [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-088FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Charles Meier [R]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-108FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Jonathan Carroll [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-057FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Bob Morgan [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-058FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Yehiel Kalish [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-016FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Latoya Greenwood [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-114FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Anna Moeller [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-043FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Anne Stava-Murray [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-081FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Theresa Mah [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-002FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Michelle Mussman [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-056FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Representative Mary Edly-Allen [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsHD-051FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart

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