Change to 3rd Grade End-of-Year Screener Requirement

Part 3 Chapter 41.1 Intervention Policy

On February 21, 2019, the State Board of Education (SBE) approved a revision to Rule 41.1 regarding the administration of an end-of-year universal screener to 3rd grade students. An excerpt of the revised policy is below.

All students in Kindergarten and grades 1 through 3 shall be administered a state-approved screener within the first 30 days of school and repeated at mid-year and at the end of the school year, to identify any deficiencies in reading. EXCEPTION: Students in grade 3 who are not identified for intervention on mid-year screeners are not required to be screened again at the end of the school year.

Please direct any questions about this change to Robin Lemonis, Bureau Director of Intervention Services (rlemonis@mdek12.org) or Tenette Smith, Executive Director, Office of Elementary Education and Reading (tenette.smith@mdek12.org).