Arizona – 2017 – SB 1131 – Schools – Retention and Remediation

Reading instruction, retention & intervention: Specifies that a pupil should not be promoted from the third grade if the pupil does no demonstrate sufficient reading skills on statewide assessments.  A pupil who is not retained due to the unavailability of test data must receive evidence-based  intervention and remedial strategies if the third grade assessment data subsequently demonstrates that the pupil does not demonstrate sufficient reading skills. 

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2017 New & Pending Legislation

The table below lists bills that introduced or acted upon in various state legislatures during 2017:

StateSessionBill TitleBill IDIntroducedSession EndStatusOutcome
Arizona2017Defines DyslexiaSB 11311/18/174/28/17Bill HistoryPassed
Arizona2017Dyslexia Handbook; DefinitionHB 22021/17/174/28/17Bill HistoryPassed
Arkansas2017Dyslexia Screening and InterventionSB 7081/19/175/5/17Bill HistoryPassed - Act 1039
Connecticut2017Required Training for Special Education TeachersHB 72543/9/176/7/17Bill HistoryPassed; Public Act No. 17-3
D.C.2017-2018Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities Screening and Prevention Pilot ProgramDC B 79 1/24/1712/31/18Bill History
Kentucky2017Dyslexia Screening & InterventionHB 3072/10/173/30/17Bill HistoryDied in Committee (Rules)
Massachusetts2017-2018An Act relative to students with dyslexia.SD 1498, SB 2941/23/171/2/19Bill History
Massachusetts2017-2018Definition of DyslexiaHB 3301/23/171/2/19Bill History
Massachusetts 2017-2018Dyslexia Definition & Educational GuidelinesHB 28723/20/171/2/19Bill History
Minnesota2017-2018Dyslexia and literacy specialist requiredHB 6681/30/175/21/18Bill History
Minnessota2017-2018
Dyslexia and literacy specialist employmentSB 4531/27/175/21/18Bill History
Mississippi2017
Dyslexia CoordinatorHB 4211/5/174/2/17Bill HistoryDied in Committee
Mississippi2017Hinds County Dyslexia Therapy Pilot ProgramHB 10471/3/174/2/17Bill HistoryDied in Committee
Mississippi2017Dyslexia Forgivable Loan ProgramHB 9121/6/173/29/17Bill HistoryDied on Calendar
Mississippi2017 Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship HB 1034, HB 1036, HB 10461/16/174/2/17Bill HistoryPassed
Mississippi 2017Dyslexia ScreeningsHB 4431/5/174/2/17Bill HistoryDied in Committee
Nebraska2017-2018Add dyslexia for purposes of special educationLB 6451/18/174/2/18Bill HistoryPassed ( Section 79-1118.01 (6) Reissue Revised Statutes of Nebraska)
Nebraska2017-2018Interim Dyslexia StudyLR 2225/10/174/2/18Bill History
New Jersey2016-2017Pilot Program Assistive TechnologyAB 32442/22/161/9/18Bill History
New Jersey2016-2017State Dyslexia websiteSB 1333, AB 30192/11/161/9/18Bill History
New York2017-2018Pilot program, Dyslexia screening and InterventionAB 70864/4/1712/31/17Bill History
North Carolina2017-2018Kindergarten Screening for DyslexiaSB 4183/29/177/1/17Bill History
Oregon2017Screening Tests for DyslexiaSB 10033/2/177/10/17Bill History
Rhode Island2017Dyslexia Certificate FundingHJR 60754/5/176/30/17Bill History
South Carolina2017-2018Universal ScreeningHB 34141/11/176/10/18Bill History
Texas2017Dyslexia Therapist Licensing RequirementHB 11311/18/175/29/17Bill HistoryDied in Committee
Texas2017Dyslexia TestingHB 18862/14/20175/29/17Bill History
Virginia2017Required District Reading Specialist with Dyslexia TrainingHB 2395; SB 15161/18/172/25/17Bill HistoryPassed
Virginia2017Dyslexia Advisor in Public SchoolsSB 7591/22/162/25/17Bill HistoryDied in Committee
West Virginia2017Education & Assessment, Dyslexia and DyscalculiaHB 30233/14/174/8/17Bill HistoryDied in Committee

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