Dyslexia State Polices

/Dyslexia State Polices
Dyslexia State Polices 2018-07-06T05:43:48+00:00

 

 

Includes state legislative, regulatory, administrative and school district efforts to educate students

with dyslexia in the United States. Also includes state literacy laws on reading (which includes dyslexia).

 

Type of legislation/regulation

Enacted Prior to 2015

2015 Enacted

2016 Enacted

2017 Enacted

2018 Enacted

Total Enacted

Early screening/identification

*Mandatory Universal Screening    in K  

AR, CO, KS, LA, MS, NJ, TX, VA, WY

AL, CT, ME, MN, NV, OR

MO, NH, RI, SC, TN

TX

WA

In-service professional development

AR, CO, IA, IL, MS, NJ, NM, OH, OK, TN, WA

CT, IN, ME, MN, NV, OR

MO, RI, SC, NH, VA

CT, VA

Higher education, teacher training/requirements/opportunities

AR, CO, CT, IA, *MA, NJ, OH, OK, OR, TN, TX, VA

CT, OR

CT, VA, IA, RI, SC, NH

AR, CT, OK

VA, NE

Intervention requirements / Recommendations

AR, DE, LA, MS, NM, TX, WY

AL, CA, ME, MN, NV

RI, TN, SC

WA, NE

Define Dyslexia

AR, IA, IL, KY, MO, MS, NJ, NM, OH, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV

AL, AZ, CA, CT, IN, ME, MN, NV, WV, UT

MO, RI, SC, NH

NE

Accommodations, assistive technology, supports

LA, TX

MO

Dyslexia Handbook / DOE Guidance / RtI Handbook

AR, CO, KS, LA, MS, NM, SD, TX, WA

AL. CA, NV, MN

NH, MD, VA, NE

OK, NY, NH, NJ

 

 

 

Dyslexia Task Force & Reports / Commission / Advisory Council

AR, FL, HI, LA, NJ, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, VA, IL

AL, MD, NH, RI

MD, MO, TN, UT (not through legislation but state board of ed.)

OK

IA

Pilot Programs & Reports

HI, IN, MS, OH*, PA, WA

MD, UT

MD

Awareness

HI, NJ, PA, VA

LA, MS, VA

NH, VA

Student Transfers

MS

Scholarships/Tax Credits / Teaching Credits for Dyslexia PD

MO, MS

AZ, MN

Licensing Requirements

CT, TX

IN

CT, VA, IA

CT, IA, VA, AR, IL

Entrance Exam Waivers for College

PA. MA

Dyslexia Specialist / Coordinator

AR, MS, VA

OR, CT, ME, MO,

NH

VA, MN

Funding

DE, MS, TX, VA

OR, UT, MN

MN

Dyslexia Exemption from 3rd Grade Retention Laws

OH

AZ

Certification / Assessment requirements in foundational reading (16 states)

CT, MA, NC, NH, WI

AR

Reporting Requirements (#screened, provided intervention, #dyslexia, etc.)

MS, TX

TN, SC

AR

Enacted Totals

Total 2018 Enacted:

VA

Total 2017 Enacted:

CT, TX, OK,

CT, VA

Total 2016 Enacted:

CT, IA, MD, MO, NH, RI, TN, SC, VA

CT, IA, MD, MO, NH, RI, TN, SC, VA

Total 2015 Enacted:

AL, AZ, AR*, CA, CT, IN, LA*, MD, ME, MN, MO, MS*, NH, NV, OK, OR, UT

Total Enacted Dyslexia Leg/Reg:

AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, MS, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WY

*States with Comprehensive Dyslexia Laws:

AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, LA, ME, MN, MS, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OR, TN, TX, WA

RI, SC

VA

 

*Massachusetts "laws" are specifically for phonemic awareness (etc.) not “dyslexia” for pre-service training, with one law for not requiring SAT/ACT for applicants with dyslexia.

*Connecticut pre-service is limited to “not fewer than 12 clock hours of instruction”.

*AR, LA, MS:  Arkansas 2015 legislation reduced efficacy; LA and MS bills were awareness only

*Comprehensive elements include: screening, definition, interventions, pre-service teacher preparation, in-service professional development, accommodations, or a dyslexia/literacy pilot. Comprehensive efforts include at least 3/6 elements through legislative or regulatory efforts.





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State Guidelines

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Alabama

https://www.alsde.edu/sec/ari/Dyslexia/Dyslexia%20Resource%20Guide.pdf

Arizona Dyslexia Handbook

http://www.azed.gov/mowr/dyslexia/

Arkansas

http://www.arkansased.gov/public/userfiles/Learning_Services/Dyslexia/DRG-Final-12-13-17-JS1.pdf

California

http://dyslexiavoice.org/ca-dyslexia-guidelines

Connecticut Dyslexia Guidelines

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SDE/Special-Education/2010_Learning_Disability_Guidelines_Acc.pdf

Minnesota

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/decodingdyslexiamn/pages/19/attachments/original/1454360860/dyslexia-guide_FINAL-accessible.pdf?1454360860

Mississippi

http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/docs/elementary-education-and-reading-library/mississippi-best-practices-dyslexia-handbook-2010-12-13.pdf?sfvrsn=2

New Hampshire

https://www.education.nh.gov/instruction/dyslexia/documents/resource-guide.pdf

New Jersey

http://www.state.nj.us/education/specialed/dyslexia/NJDyslexiaHandbook.pdf

North Dakota

https://www.nd.gov/dpi/uploads/60/GuidelineswithRTI.2.pdf

Oregon Dyslexia Legislation/Guidelines

Oregon Department of Education : Dyslexia : Regional Programs and Best Practices : State of Oregon

South Carolina

https://ed.sc.gov/districts-schools/special-education-services/additional-information-and-assistance/dyslexia-and-other-reading-disorders/dyslexia-final-report-pdf/

South Dakota

https://doe.sd.gov/Dyslexia/documents/Handbook-17.pdf

Tennessee

https://eplan.tn.gov/documentlibrary/ViewDocument.aspx?DocumentKey=1270195&inline=true

Texas

https://www4.esc13.net/uploads/dyslexia/docs/TEA_Dyslexia_Handbook_08_04_14_Final_1.pdf

Virginia

Dyslexia Handbook | Fairfax County Public Schools

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/disabilities/learning_disability/learning_disabilities_guidelines.pdf

Washington State Dyslexia Resource Guide

http://www.k12.wa.us/Reading/pubdocs/DyslexiaResourceGuide.pdf