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Bill Detail: HB19-1134

 

Title Identification And Interventions For Students With Dyslexia
Status Introduced In House - Assigned to Education (01/25/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors J. Buckner (D)
J. Wilson (R)
Senate Sponsors N. Todd (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/25/2019
Description

The bill directs the commissioner of education (commissioner) to
convene a working group to analyze state and national data and practices
concerning identification and support of students with dyslexia and to
recommend dyslexia screening tools and processes, a statewide plan for
identifying and supporting students with dyslexia, and educator training
in recognizing and providing interventions for students with dyslexia. The

working group must submit a report of its recommendations to the
commissioner, and the commissioner must submit the report to the state
board of education and the education committees of the general assembly.
The bill directs the department of education (department) to
establish a pilot program to assist school districts, boards of cooperative
services, and charter schools (local education providers) in using READ
act assessments to screen for dyslexia and in providing interventions for
students who are identified as having dyslexia. At the completion of the
pilot program, the department must evaluate the effectiveness of the
screening and interventions, refine the resources used, and disseminate
the resources used to all local education providers in the state. The
department must also provide technical assistance in implementing the
resources at the request of a local education provider.
The bill directs the commissioner to provide a dyslexia specialist
to support the working group and the pilot program and to develop
training materials related to dyslexia.

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