Alabama 2019 – HB 388 – Literacy Act

Map and Seal of Alabama

Relating to public education; to establish the Alabama Literacy Act; to implement steps to improve the reading proficiency of public school kindergarten to third grade students and ensure that those students are able to read at or above grade level by the end of the third grade by monitoring the progression of each student from one grade to another, in part, by his or her proficiency in reading.

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Montana-2019-SB 140-Dyslexia Screening and Intervention

Montana

An act addressing dyslexia in Montana; providing a definition of dyslexia and reiterating the existing obligation of school districts to identify students with dyslexia and evaluate them for special education and related services; requiring school districts to screen students for dyslexia and address the needs of students identified with dyslexia; requiring the office of public instruction to provide guidance to school districts on identifying and serving students with dyslexia; Emphasizing the need for teachers and other school personnel to be prepared to Identify and serve students with dyslexia; and providing an effective date and an
applicability date.

Tennessee – 2019 – HB 252 – Accommodations on State Licensing Exams

Tennessee

State Government – As introduced, requires an agency that requires an examination to be administered to a person applying for a license to engage in an occupation, trade, or profession to provide reasonable accommodations to a person diagnosed with dyslexia. – Amends TCA Title 4.

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Maryland-2019-SB734-Dyslexia Screening

Maryland state outline

Requiring each county board of education, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, to ensure that a certain student is screened to identify if the student is at risk for reading difficulties; requiring the screening instrument to be based on foundational reading skills that include phonological and phonemic awareness and processing; requiring the county board to provide supplemental reading instruction and parental notification in cases where it is determined a student is at risk for reading difficulties; etc.

Georgia – 2019 – SB 48 – Dyslexia Screening

State of Georgia

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 20 of the O.C.G.A., relating to education, so as to provide for identification of and support for students in pre-kindergarten through second grade with dyslexia; to provide for definitions; to require the Department of Education to make a dyslexia informational handbook available to local school systems; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.