Requiring certain county boards of education, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, to ensure that a certain student is screened to identify if the student is at risk for reading difficulties; authorizing a county board to use a screening instrument that includes a normed rapid automatized naming assessment for certain students; requiring a county board to monitor a student who receives structured literacy reading instruction for an appropriate time period; requiring a county board to provide certain progress reports; etc.
As introduced, extends the dyslexia advisory council for two years to June 30, 2020. – Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 29, Part 2 and Title 49, Chapter 1, Part 2.
AN ACT Relating to defining dyslexia as a specific learning disability and requiring early screening for dyslexia.
Defines “dyslexia” as a specific learning disorder that is neurological in origin and characterized by unexpected difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities not consistent with the person’s intelligence, motivation, and sensory capabilities, which difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language.
Requires the following:
(1) A school multidisciplinary team must include information about dyslexia in a
student’s educational evaluation if the multidisciplinary team determines that the student is eligible to receive special education and related services and has or has characteristics of dyslexia.
(2) Information about dyslexia must be:
(A) discussed by the student’s case conference committee if information about dyslexia is included in the student’s educational evaluation; and
(B) included in the student’s individualized education program if the case conference committee determines that the information should be included.
This table lists bills that are pending or acted upon in various state legislatures during 2019
Table updated February 15, 2019
This table lists bills that are pending or acted upon in various state legislatures during 2018
Table updated January 2, 2019