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Edmonds School District

Early Literacy Screening & Dyslexia

K-2 Literacy Screening for Skills that MAY be associated with Dyslexia

In 2018, the Washington State Legislature passed E2SSB 6162 establishing a state definition of dyslexia and directing schools to develop and implement a plan for addressing the needs of students with dyslexia or reading challenges consistent with dyslexia.

Beginning in the 2021–22 school year, each school district in Washington state  RCW 28A.320.26 will screen students in grades K–2 for weaknesses in literacy skill(s) development that may be associated with dyslexia. The intent of the K-2 screening mandate is to provide school districts with the opportunity to screen and intervene early, in order to provide targeted interventions to students, who display indications of, or areas of weakness associated with dyslexia.