These two bills require that youths committed to the division of Youth Services and adult prison inmates receive reading assessments and dyslexia screenings; to be provided with reading and dyslexia services; and to require that Youth Services and state Corrections teachers know best practices of scientific reading instruction.
An act concerning school-level improvement plans and the right to read act; to require that a public school include in its annual school-level improvement plan a literacy plan; to require that the curriculum, professional development, and graduate studies recommendations for a public school district and open-enrollment public charter school be in accordance with the science of reading; to require that the department of education create an approved list of curriculum programs that are supported by the science of reading; and for other purposes.
This table lists more than 75 bills that are pending or being acted upon in various state legislatures during 2019. The table includes a global search utility, allowing search by state, key word, status, or bill number.
Table updated October 4, 2019
Amends and clarifies Arkansas Code provisions concerning dyslexia screening and intervention; adds new enforcement provisions.
An act to modify the requirements concerning screening for dyslexia; and to clarify the requirements for school districts to screen students for dyslexia.
An act to ensure that children with dyslexia have their needs met by the public school system; and for other purposes. Requires that all public school children in grades K-2 be screened for dyslexia; and that school districts implement strategies for treating dyslexia and related disorders.