Virginia – 2021 – HB 1865 – K-3 Reading Intervention

State of Virginia

Certain students in kindergarten through grade 3; reading intervention services. Requires reading intervention services for students in kindergarten through grade three who demonstrate deficiencies based on their individual performance on the Standards of Learning reading test or any reading diagnostic test that meets criteria established by the Department of Education to be evidence-based, including services that are grounded in the science of reading, and include explicit, systematic, sequential, and cumulative instruction, to include phonemic awareness, systematic phonics, fluency, vocabulary development, and text comprehension as appropriate based on the student’s demonstrated reading deficiencies.

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Tennessee – 2021 – SB 7003 – Literacy Success Act


Creates the Tennessee Literacy Success Act
(Act). Requires each local education agency (LEA) and public charter school to provide foundational literacy skills instruction, annually administer three universal reading screeners to students in kindergarten through grade three (K-3), and provide reading interventions and supports for students in kindergarten through grade five (K-5) who are identified as having a significant reading deficiency.

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2021 New Laws Enacted

This table lists new laws related to dyslexia that were enacted in 2021.  The table includes a global search utility, allowing search by state, keyword, status, or bill number. 

Table updated November 8, 2021

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2021 New & Pending Legislation

This table lists bills that are pending or being acted upon in various state legislatures during 2021.  The table includes a global search utility, allowing search by state, keyword, status, or bill number. 

Table updated November 20, 2021

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Iowa-2020-SF2356-Dyslexia Education


A bill for an act relating to the education of students with characteristics of dyslexia and to the preparation and licensure of practitioners for such instruction, and establishing an Iowa dyslexia board. 

Requires state education board to set standards and procedures for teacher training in preparation for advanced dyslexia specialist endorsement.

Requires hiring of full time dyslexia consultant by education board, by July 2024.

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Louisiana – 2020 – HB 871 – Definition of Dyslexia


Revises the definition of dyslexia for purposes of testing and providing services to students.

Dyslexia is now defined as:

an unexpected difficulty in reading for an individual who has the intelligence to be a much better reader, most commonly caused by a difficulty in phonological processing, which affects the ability of an individual to speak, read, and spell. “Phonological processing” means the appreciation of the individual sounds of spoken and written language.

Oklahoma-2020-HB2804-Dyslexia Screening


An Act relating to schools; requiring screening for
dyslexia; allowing certain persons to request
dyslexia screenings; directing the State Board of
Education to develop certain policies; requiring the
Board to adopt a list of approved qualified dyslexia
screening tools; requiring screenings be conducted in
certain manner; requiring school districts report
certain data; requiring the State Department of Education submit certain report; providing for
certain training; authorizing the Board to promulgate rules; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.