MCS Dyslexia Screening Process:
MCS will screen all students for dyslexia during the spring semester of Kindergarten and the fall semester of First grade in accordance with MS Code 37-173-15.
The screener will address the following components of reading:
- Phonological Awareness and Phonemic Awareness
- Sound/Symbol recognition
- Alphabet Knowledge
- Decoding (Reading) and Encoding (Spelling) Skills
- Rapid Naming
Parents will be notified if a student fails the dyslexia screener. Students will be monitored to ensure continued success.
Is the school responsible for evaluating for dyslexia?
No, however, MCS has adopted a policy to ensure that students will be screened by a screener approved by the State Board of Education in Kindergarten and First Grade.