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Support all families in PA in understanding their student’s reading needs, understanding their progress and ensuring they have the appropriate resources to do so.

Ensure PA administers scientifically-based, objective, norm-referenced, universal benchmark reading screenings for all K-6 grade students and scientifically-based dyslexia screening for all K-2 grade students in order to identify and address any students with specific reading challenges.

Ensure that a scientifically-based supplemental reading program based in synthetic phonics is implemented in grades K-3 to support the development of phonemic awareness and phonics.

Ensure that the reading intervention program at all grade levels is scientifically-based with attention to data-driven decision making, frequency, intensity, duration and fidelity.

Create an equitable pathway through high school; to provide access to all curriculum with peers of similar intellectual capacity; and to achieve similar graduation rates to the overall student population for all students with reading challenges including dyslexia.

Ensure that staff and administrators receive the best, most up-to-date, ongoing professional development rooted in the science of reading to empower them to feel confident in their ability to teach any child to read. 

Promote collaboration between parents, teachers, schools, administration and school boards in PA to address and meet the needs of students identified with reading struggles and related learning disorders with attention to the clear dissemination of data between all parties.

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