Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Universities, Technical Colleges, Children and Families

Senate Bill 578

Relating to: assessments to evaluate reading readiness.

By Senators Bernier and Carpenter; cosponsored by Representatives Kulp, Bowen, Dittrich, Kitchens, Krug, Murphy, Mursau, L. Myers, Quinn, Ramthun, Skowronski, Tusler and Wittke.

November 22, 2019    Referred to Committee on Universities, Technical Colleges, Children and Families

January 22, 2020         Public Hearing Held

Present:       (7)        Senator Kooyenga; Senators Nass, Darling, Olsen, Bewley, Larson and Schachtner.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (0)        None.

Appearances For

·      Pamela McCormick Geib

·      State representative Bob Kulp - 69th assembly district

·      State Lead Katie Kasubaski - Decoding Dyslexia WI

·      Kari Baumann - Myself and DDWI

·      Christi Hunter - Myself and DDWI

·      Senator Kathy Bernier - 23rd Senate District

·      Dr Brenda Warren

·      Jessica Kloes

·      Mrs Donna Hejtmanek - International dyslexia association

Appearances Against

·      Reading specialist Kathryn Champeau - Wsra

·      Ms Deborah Cromer - Wisconsin State Reading Association

Appearances for Information Only

·      None.

Registrations For

·      Rachel Koeferl

·      Marion Beachley - Self

Registrations Against

·      Grant Huber - Department of Public Instruction

Registrations for Information Only

·      None.

March 26, 2020           Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1


Nick Bentz

Committee Clerk