Oregon Dyslexia Advisory Counsel (ODAC):
- The final list of approved Oregon Department of Education (ODE) trainings were posted in July and have started. Find the list
Carrie Thomas-Beck and the IDA, Oregon Branch will be releasing a video later this month with an update on the Oregon Dyslexia legislation. Look for our email announcement!
We've had a few new dyslexia related bills pass in 2017. Here is a summary. Next the administrative rules will be coming.
SB 1003 -extends the deadline for completion of training to July 2018. Most importantly, the bill also added explicit requirements that schools must conduct universal screening for risk factors of dyslexia when students first enroll in kindergarten or 1
SB 221 is related to HB 2412 that requires higher education educator preparation programs in early childhood, general education, special education and reading to require content on dyslexia that is consistent with the Knowledge and Practices Standards of an international organization
on dyslexia. Bill Language related to requirements was updated and an item stating that the Teachers Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) may not deny approval to programs for failure to comply with standards or rules for three years.
SB 182 established a mechanism for funding of professional development for education through grade 12 called the Educator Advancement Fund, governed by the Educator Advancement Council. In addition to other purposes, SB 182 will help ensure that a sufficient number of K-5 teachers have received training to understand and recognize dyslexia and to implement appropriate instruction. $1.9 million will be appropriated through this legislation for dyslexia teacher training for the 2017-2019 biennium.
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