Saturday, December 12, 2009

I'm not making this up

The LEARN Act appears to require assessment of newborn children to see if they are "developing appropriate early language and literacy skills."
SEC. 9. SUBGRANTS TO ELIGIBLE ENTITIES IN SUPPORT OF BIRTH THROUGH KINDERGARTEN ENTRY LITERACY.
(e) Local Uses of Funds-
(1) IN GENERAL- An eligible entity that receives a subgrant under this section shall use the subgrant funds consistent with the plan proposed in subsection (c) to carry out the following activities:
(C) SCREENING ASSESSMENTS AND MEASURES- Acquiring, providing training for, and implementing screening assessments or other appropriate measures to determine whether children from birth through kindergarten entry are developing appropriate early language and literacy skills.

1 comment:

  1. I bet someone at the University of Oregon is already concocting a prenatal DIBELS-like test...

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