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.
Amends and clarifies Arkansas Code provisions concerning dyslexia screening and intervention; adds new enforcement provisions.
This table lists bills that are pending or acted upon in various state legislatures during 2019
Table updated April 13, 2019
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.