Requires Department of Education to issue guidelines for screening students for neurological learning disabilities, including dyslexia, and for teacher preparedness.
This table lists bills that are pending or acted upon in various state legislatures during 2018
Table updated January 2, 2019
The table below lists bills that introduced or acted upon in various state legislatures during 2017:
(Table updated on February 4, 2018)
SECTION 1. Section 1 of Chapter 287 of the Acts of 2012 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “assessments”, in line 40, the following words:– “, identification of reading disabilities including dyslexia”.
Defines and provides screening for dyslexia. Defines dyslexia broadly as a neurological condition with symptoms including “difficulty in acquiring language skills; inability to comprehend oral or written language; difficulty in rhyming words; difficulty in naming letters, recognizing letters, matching letters to sounds, and blending sounds when speaking and reading words; difficulty recognizing and remembering sight words; consistent transposition of number sequences, letter reversals, inversions, and substitutes and trouble in replication of content.”
An Act to address the special education needs of children with dyslexia. Creates and sets standard for an educational specialization in dyslexia for teachers. Requires that a child who has been determined by evaluation to have dyslexia,the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team hall consider and specifically address access to evidence-based, sequenced, explicit multisensory reading instruction; access to assistive technology; and access to teachers and teaching assistants who have obtained the dyslexia teaching endorsement.
Provides that a student with learning disabilities who fails to satisfy the requirements of the competency determination may nonetheless receive a high school diploma if specified requirements are met.
An Act relating to high school graduation requirements for students with learning disabilities. Provides that any student who fails to satisfy the requirements of the competency determination may nonetheless receive a high school diploma if the following requirements are met: