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Early Literacy

Understanding Literacy Screening

Beginning in the 2021-22 school year, each school district has been required to screen students in Grades K-2 for weaknesses in literacy skill development that may be associated with dyslexia.

What follows a screening result that indicates reading difficulty?

  • Students who demonstrate deficit areas on the initial screener will receive additional interventions, and their progress will be monitored.
  • Families will be engaged in decision-making and updated on student performance. Parent conferences are an excellent place to start this partnership.

It is important to note that the screening process does not diagnose a child with dyslexia but indicates that some elements associated with dyslexia have been identified in the student’s reading performance on the associated assessments.

Additional Resources

If you would like to know more, these resources explain the traits associated with reading difficulty and dyslexia

What is Dyslexia? 
Dyslexia Basics

We work hard to ensure that every student receives instruction that lays a solid foundation for literacy so that students are successful readers and can read for learning in the later grades.  Please confer with your classroom teacher regarding supports available in the classroom and school and to get tools and practices that families can employ at home.

Here are some ideas for building early literacy skills at home:

Screening FAQs