If you received a letter or communication about your child's reading level and noticed that your child will be receiving additional support in reading, or information about dyslexia - please don't panic. Our school district is following a new early literacy law designed to help students early, before reading difficulties grow into bigger problems. Please read below to learn more and address frequently asked questions.
Understanding the Early Literacy Screening Process: Parents and Families
Beginning in the 2021-22 school year, Washington State requires each school district to screen students in Grades K-2 for weaknesses in literacy skill development that may be associated with dyslexia. ISD is assessing all students grades K-5.
- What is a Screener?
- Why is my child being screened?
- Does the screener diagnose dyslexia?
- What does it mean to have "reading difficulties that may be associated with dyslexia"?
- Does difficulty in these areas mean my child has dyslexia?
- What kind of help will my student get?
- What assessments are ISD using as a literacy screener?
- When will students be assessed with the literacy screener?
- What happens if the screener process indicates my student has a reading difficulty that may be associated with dyslexia?
- What is an academic diagnostic assessment?