2018 New & Pending Legislation

This table lists bills that are pending or acted upon in various state legislatures during 2018
Table updated on Apr 13, 2018

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Massachusetts – 2015-2016 – H 463 – Screening for Dyslexia

MassDefines 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.”

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Massachusetts – 2015-2016 – S 312 – Education Needs of Children with Dyslexia

MassAn 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.

Massachusetts 2009-2010 HB 468 / 4665 – High school graduation requirements

An Act relating to high school graduation requirements for studentsgraduate 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:

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