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Dyslexia Screening

Educators need the right data about students’ early reading skills to identify if they are exhibiting deficits associated with dyslexia.


Why it

In recent years, most states have passed legislation recommending or requiring schools to screen for dyslexia. Dyslexia “is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities” (International Dyslexia Association [IDA], 2002). Illuminate’s assessment solution includes tools that can be used for dyslexia screening.

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Why Use Illuminate for Dyslexia Screening?

Use High-Quality Data from Evidence-Based Screeners

Not all assessments can be used for dyslexia screening. Illuminate’s screening tools meet the five criteria for effectively identifying young students who are struggling.

Guide Early Interventions

Interventions provided in kindergarten and grade 1 require far less time than addressing problems in higher grades. Using Illuminate’s screening tools help you provide teachers with data to support all students, including those with dyslexia. The scores and corresponding reports shed light on not only which students are struggling in reading, but also why they struggle.

Screen for All IDA-Recommended Reading Domains

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) has guidance about which specific reading skills to measure. These are derived from a very strong research base about the reading deficits that are most likely to predict a manifestation of dyslexia. Illuminate’s screening tools address all of the areas identified by the IDA, including phonological awareness and rapid automatic naming (RAN).

Universal Screeners for Dyslexia Screening

Early universal screening is the best way for schools to identify students who might have dyslexia. An added benefit is that such screening will identify students with other reading problems as well. Learn more about Illuminate’s universal screening tools that can be used for dyslexia screening:

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The earlyReading Composite includes subtests that measure the critical early reading skills of phonemic awareness and phonics. CBMreading measures phonics, fluency, and comprehension, all key indicators of dyslexia.

An Approved Dyslexia Screener in Many States

FastBridge is an approved dyslexia screener in many states, including Arizona, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, South Carolina, and Washington.


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