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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 18A, EDUCATION
Chapter 40: Employment of medical inspectors, optometrists and nurses; salaries; terms; rules
Section: 18A:40-5.3: Screening for dyslexia, other reading disabilities.
3. a. A board of education shall ensure that each student enrolled in the school district who has exhibited one or more potential indicators of dyslexia or other reading disabilities is screened for dyslexia and other reading disabilities using a screening instrument selected pursuant to section 2 of this act no later than the student's completion of the first semester of the second grade.
b. In the event that a student who would have been enrolled in kindergarten or grade one or two during or after the 2014-2015 school year enrolls in the district in kindergarten or grades one through six during or after the 2015-2016 school year and has no record of being previously screened for dyslexia or other reading disabilities pursuant to this act, the board of education shall ensure that the newly-enrolled student is screened for dyslexia and other reading disabilities using a screening instrument selected pursuant to section 2 of this act at the same time other students enrolled in the student's grade are screened for dyslexia and other reading disabilities or, if other students enrolled in the student's grade have previously been screened, within 90 calendar days of the date the student is enrolled in the district.
c. The screening shall be administered by a teacher or other teaching staff member properly trained in the screening process for dyslexia and other reading disabilities.
L.2013, c.210, s.3.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2014-03-06 15:08:10.
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