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§ 17-1703-C. Establishment

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: June 19, 2018

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XVII-C. Dyslexia and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program
Effective: June 19, 2018
24 P.S. § 17-1703-C
§ 17-1703-C. Establishment
(a) Pilot program.--The department shall establish a Dyslexia and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program to provide evidence-based early screening and multitier support systems, using evidence-based intervention services for students with potential risk factors for early reading deficiencies and dyslexia, such as low phonemic awareness, low letter and symbol naming and inability to remember sequences.
(b) Program operation.--The pilot program shall operate for five full school years, beginning with the school year that begins at least six months after the effective date of this article.
(c) Eligibility.--The department shall select at least eight school districts to participate in the pilot program. To be eligible for the pilot program:
(1) A school district must enroll no more than 15,000 students and provide full-day kindergarten.
(2) Three months after the effective date of this section, the school district must submit a proposal to the department that identifies how it will meet the guidelines of the pilot program's:
(i) evidence-based core reading program;
(ii) evidence-based method of screening all kindergarten students;
(iii) evidence-based intervention programs; and
(iv) a methodology for evaluating the effects of the program on the students' identified risk factors.


1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XVII-C, § 1703-C, added 2014, June 26, P.L. 773, No. 69, § 1, imd. effective. Amended 2018, June 19, P.L. 237, No. 37, § 2, imd. effective.
24 P.S. § 17-1703-C, PA ST 24 P.S. § 17-1703-C
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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