Dyslexia Advisory Group

  • Planning for 2021-2022

    The Kent School District (KSD) Teaching and Learning Community established the Dyslexia Advisory Group in fall 2019.

    Beginning in 2021-2022, each school district is responsible for screening students in K-2 for dyslexia. This data will be applied to the district’s Multi-Tiered Systems of Support to provide appropriate academic interventions to support each student’s literacy development. We are following updates from the state and planning to prepare for full implementation.

    We are in the early stages of full-scale implementation planning (in addition to the current Tier 1 intervention supports provided to students).

    Outcomes for the 2019-2020 School Year

    • Develop outcomes and timeline
    • Finalize implementation plan by Winter 2020
    • Review and make recommendations for screening assessment, training providers, and supplemental resources
    • Discuss and identify options for field test of screening, training, and curriculum
    • Develop a sustainable budget for training and assessment for 2020 -2021 school year and beyond
    • Develop a communications plan for the 2020-2021 school year

    Timeline

    • October - December:
      • Invitations sent and Advisory group participants selected
      • Advisory group meets, sets meeting cadence, refines outcomes and scope
      • Identify screening tools to review and training outcomes
    • January: Begin mapping implementation scope including field test requirements
    • February: Finalize proposals to present to the Instructional Materials Committee

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Last Modified on December 13, 2019