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§ 17-1704-C. Department responsibilities

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: June 26, 2014

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 26, 2014
24 P.S. § 17-1704-C
§ 17-1704-C. Department responsibilities
(a) Funds.--The department shall apply for Federal, private and other non-State funds and shall use funds appropriated or otherwise made available to it for the pilot program.
(b) Consultation.--The department shall consult with the International Dyslexia Association or any other recognized organization that specializes in and has expertise with the scientific basis of dyslexia and its intervention in establishing, operating and evaluating the pilot program.
(c) Guidelines and procedures.--No later than three months after the effective date of this article, the department shall establish guidelines and procedures for the pilot program that shall include:
(1) Evidence-based core reading programs that incorporate systematic phonemic instruction and develop basic reading skills for all students in the pilot program to use.
(2) An evidence-based screening for low phonemic awareness and other evidence-based risk factors for early reading deficiencies and dyslexia. The screening shall be given to all kindergarten students enrolled in the school district three times per school year. The first screening shall be at the beginning of the school year, the second screening during the middle of the school year and the third screening in the final quarter of the school year.
(3) Intervention measures, including multisensory structured language programs for students scoring below the benchmark that provide timely targeted instruction and strategic reteaching and intensive intervention in identified areas.
(4) Diagnostic assessments for students scoring below the benchmark that are nationally standardized, norm-referenced screening assessments of phonological awareness, alphabetic knowledge, concept of word and grapheme phoneme correspondence. The screening shall be demonstrated to have predictive validity and classification accuracy.


1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XVII-C, § 1704-C, added 2014, June 26, P.L. 773, No. 69, § 1, imd. effective.
24 P.S. § 17-1704-C, PA ST 24 P.S. § 17-1704-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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