Work on the implementation of Oregon Dyslexia laws related to screening for dyslexia and teacher training continues at a fast pace this spring.
In April, much attention was focused on amending the Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) to reflect 2017 legislative changes to the plan for universal screening for risk factors of dyslexia in kindergarten (and in grade 1 for students first enrolled in a public school in Oregon in grade 1).
Two particular issues were especially hot topics for discussion and compromise: when to screen for famiily history of reading
difficulty and how to document family history results.
The next few months will be dedicated to the topics of: guidance to districts from ODE on parental notification, a list of approved screening tests (early May), how to provide instructional support to students who demonstrate risk for reading difficulties, including dyslexia, and specific support of English learners.
For a more thorough summary of the OED dyslexia law implementation, click
To read the current law, click
A special thank you to
, our IDA - Oregon representative on the Oregon Dyslexia Advisory Committee (ODAC) for compiling this report.