The Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Right to Read Inquiry recommended that the province implement universal early screening using evidence-based tools to reduce bias and support equity.
As Ontario educators and boards collectively learn more about screening, several common questions have emerged. This document aims to provide clear language that systems leaders can use to respond to these questions. It is a collaborative document co-constructed by the Systems Change Collaborative, a community of Ontario board leaders supporting the implementation of the new Language curriculum.
Early reading screening is an important practice that supports evidence-based systematic and explicit instruction, especially in models with tiered instruction.