• Screening

    Per Texas Education Code (TEC), §38.003, all kindergarten and first-grade students in HISD shall be screened at appropriate times for dyslexia and related disorders. Kindergarten students are screened at the end of the school year and first-grade students are screened before January 31st. Screening components include:

    Kindergarten

    First Grade

    ●      Letter Sound Knowledge or                              Letter Naming Fluency

    ●        Word Reading Accuracy or Fluency

    ●      Phonological Awareness

    ●      Phonological Awareness

    Hutto ISD uses mClass to meet the requirements of (TEC), §38.003, K/1 Dyslexia Screening. Notifications are given to families of students determined to be at-risk for dyslexia (based on screening results).

    Moreover, families (of students found to be at-risk) are notified of the ability to borrow audiobooks free of charge through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for students at risk for dyslexia or other reading disabilities:

    Senate Bill 2075 was passed by the 86th Legislature requiring school districts to notify the parents or guardians of students who have or are at risk of having dyslexia or other reading difficulties of the Talking Book Program (TBP) maintained by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The TBP offers audio books at no-cost. For more information, contact TBP at 1-800-252-9605 or 512-463-5458 or visit their website.

     

    At this time, there is not an instrument available for the purposes of screening for dysgraphia, nor is formal screening required.