Senate Bill 691 - Universal Screening for Risk of Dyslexia
Without universal screening for signs of dyslexia, many students are never identified as being at risk and consequentially, never get the intervention they need to become literate. Children showing signs of dyslexia can reliably be identified before they experience school failure, which can help put them on the path to reading success. Early identification as proposed in SB 691 makes intensive early intervention possible, sparing children years of struggle that has lasting academic, social, and emotional impacts.
DDCA is a proud co-sponsor of SB 691, authored by CA Senator Anthony Portantino (D- Burbank). This bill would require universal screening for risk of dyslexia in Grades K-2, including evidence-based literacy instruction, progress monitoring, and early intervention.
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SB 691 passes unanimously in the Senate Education Committee - March 29, 2023!
Read our recap of the hearing, with embedded video clips.
Watch the recording of the Senate Education Committee Hearing
The complete SB 691 hearing starts at approximately 56:08 to 1:58:06
Live “Me Too” comments start at approximately 1:09:13
Call-in “Me Too” comments start at approximately 1:24:23
What’s next on SB 691’s journey?
Senate Appropriations Committee scheduled for Monday, April 10th at 10:00 AM. Stay tuned!