Screening Reading Assessment [Education] Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 20 USCS § 6368 (7) (B) [Title 20. Education; Chapter 70. Strengthening and Improvement of Elementary and Secondary Schools; Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged; Student Reading Skills Improvement Grants; Reading First], the term screening reading assessment means “an assessment that is--

(i) valid, reliable, and based on scientifically based reading research; and

(ii) a brief procedure designed as a first step in identifying children who may be at high risk for delayed development or academic failure and in need of further diagnosis of their need for special services or additional reading instruction.”