2018 Legislative Council Study Committee on the Identification and Management of Dyslexia

Legislative Council Staff

Tracey Young


Representative Kulp (Chair)

Senator Schachtner (Vice-Chair)

Nancy Dressel

Steven Dykstra PhD

Donna S. Hejtmanek

Ann Malone

Representative Rohrkaste

Representative Stuck

Senator Tiffany

Dr. Brenda Warren

Michael Weber

Hearing Notices

Travel Voucher

Membership List


  • The Study Committee is directed to review current screening, identification, school intervention, and treatment protocols for dyslexia in K-12 schools; to examine the effects of current state statutes and regulations on literacy outcomes for students with dyslexia; and to evaluate the effects of dyslexia on literacy outcomes in the state. The committee shall study recent research on evidence-based instructional techniques for students with dyslexia; determine the components and costs of successful dyslexia education practices and laws in other states; and identify institutional obstacles to academic attainment for these students. The committee shall consider legislation to implement screening for characteristics of dyslexia in early grades; to ensure that reading instruction and intervention practices incorporate relevant research findings from the University of Wisconsin; to improve the partnership between parents, educators, counselors, and others on early identification and effective interventions for dyslexic learners; and to enhance statewide access to updated resources and training on dyslexic education.

July 9, 2018 Meeting 10:30 a.m. Room 411 South, State Capitol [ Agenda | Minutes ]

August 29, 2018 Meeting 9:30 a.m. Room 411 South, State Capitol [ Agenda | Minutes ]

September 18, 2018 Meeting 10:00 a.m. Room 411 South, State Capitol [ Agenda | Minutes ]

October 23, 2018 Meeting 10:00 a.m. Room 411 South, State Capitol [ Agenda | Minutes ]

December 4, 2018 Meeting 10:00 a.m. 412 East, State Capitol [ Agenda | Minutes ]

Recommendations to the Joint Legislative Council

Joint Legislative Council Recommendation to the 2019-20 Legislature

2019 Wisconsin Act 86