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Senate Bill 578

Relating To: Relating to: assessments to evaluate reading readiness. (FE)
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Association of Wisconsin School Administrators Notified Date 1/22/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/22/2020

Decoding Dyslexia-WI Notified Date 1/20/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/20/2020

Comments
This bill includes reading readiness skills missing from the previous statute including phonological and phonemic awareness and rapid automatized naming. Both sets of skills are crucial for proficient readers.
Milwaukee Public Schools Notified Date 2/12/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/12/2020

Comments
The bill appears to prohibit the use of PALS, MAP and STAR assessments, the most commonly used assessments in the State in this area.We also what to ensure a Spanish language option in this area
Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance Notified Date 2/11/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/11/2020

WiRSA Notified Date 1/22/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/22/2020

Supporting Documentation
20200122_SB 578 Jan 2020.docx

Wisconsin Association of School Boards Inc Notified Date 1/22/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/22/2020

Comments
This bill appears to require all school districts to scrap their existing reading readiness screeners and purchase new reading screening assessments from a sole source provider. Any additional costs resulting from this would be an unfunded mandate.
Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials Notified Date 1/22/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/22/2020

Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators Notified Date 1/22/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/22/2020

Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators Notified Date 1/22/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/22/2020

Wisconsin Branch of The International Dyslexia Association Notified Date 1/20/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/20/2020

Supporting Documentation
20200120_Pages SB578.docx

Wisconsin Council for Administrators of Special Services Notified Date 1/22/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/22/2020

Wisconsin State Reading Association Notified Date 1/21/2020 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
1/21/2020

Lobbying Efforts

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
10.00
2020
July - December
Total 10.00
WiRSA 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
1.00
2020
July - December
Total 1.00
Wisconsin State Reading Association 2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
9.00
2020
July - December
Total 9.00