Identification and Reporting
The identification section of the law requires the following:
- Each school shall identify before the end of kindergarten, grade one and grade two students who are not reading at grade level before the end of the current school year.
- Each school shall identify students in grade three or higher who demonstrate a reading difficulty to a classroom teacher.
- Reading assessments in English, and in the predominant languages of district students where practicable, must identify and evaluate students’ areas of academic need related to literacy.
- The district must also monitor the progress and provide reading instruction appropriate to the specific needs of English learners.
- The district must use locally adopted, developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive assessments.
The reporting section of the Read Well law requires that districts must annually provide to the commissioner the following:
- Summary reading assessment results.
- A summary of the district’s efforts to screen and identify students with dyslexia.
- A summary of the district’s efforts to screen and identify students with convergence insufficiency disorder.
- A copy of the Local Literacy Plan.
Additionally, the Local Literacy Plan must be posted on the official school district website.
The above must be reported each year by July 1. To facilitate this reporting, the department has developed a secure, online data and plan submission application. For information, resources, and access to this site, visit the Reading Data and Plan Submission page.
2018 Assessment Plan References - 5/8/18
This document lists the assessments pre-loaded into the online Read Well by Third Grade Data and Plan Submission application and represents assessments reported by five or more districts across the state as being used locally in grades K-3.
Convergence Insufficiency (CI) Fact Sheet - 8/23/17
Additional information as it relates to Reading Well by Third Grade Data and Plan.
Revising Local Literacy Plans to Include “Efforts to Identify Students with Dyslexia” - 8/16/17
Guidance provided to specifically address district response to students with dyslexia under Minnesota's reading intervention law.