A bill providing for a special education alternative reading instruction pilot project and including a contingency clause and an effective date. This bill establishes a pilot program focusing on improving reading skills in grades kindergarten through three.
To require the Secretary of Education to conduct a study and submit to Congress a report on methods for identifying and treating children with dyslexia in kindergarten through third grade.
Relating to the regulation of dyslexia practitioners and therapists; providing penalties.
Establishes 2-tier voluntary licensing system, requiring specific training and examination in multi-sensory structured language education.
Resolution directing the State Board of Education to:
- Ensure early screening for dyslexia or other reading disabilities;
- Review level and pace of implementation of best practices of instruction;
- Review teacher preparation courses to ensure knowledge of best practices for support for children with dyslexia;
- Submit a progress report by December 31, 2009.