Arizona

Dyslexia Legislation

Has Legislation?Yes

Arizona SB 1461 and HB2202

HB 1461 states, "The state board of education shall adopt rules to allow certificated teachers and administrators to count training regarding screening, intervention, accommodation, use of technology and advocacy for students with reading impairments, including dyslexia, as continuing education credits." HB 2202 includes provisions for creating a dyslexia handbook, universal screening, intervention requirements, and the definition of dyslexia.

Screening

Required?Yes

According to HB2202, schools must "provide for universal screening of pupils in preschool programs, kindergarten programs and grades one through three that is designed to identify pupils who have reading deficiencies." "School districts and charter schools shall provide annual written notification to parents of pupils in kindergarten programs and first, second and third grades that a pupil who obtains a score on the reading portion of the Arizona instrument to measure standards test, or a successor test, that demonstrates the pupil is reading far below the third grade level will not be promoted from the third grade. If the school has determined that the pupil is substantially deficient in reading before the end of grade three, the school district or charter school shall provide to the parent of that pupil a separate written notification of the reading deficiency that includes the following information: 1.  A description of the current reading services provided to the pupil. 2.  A description of the available supplemental instructional services and supporting programs that are designed to remediate reading deficiencies. Each school district or charter school shall offer at least one intervention strategy and at least one remedial strategy for pupils with reading deficiencies.  The notification shall list the intervention and remedial strategies offered and shall instruct the parent or guardian to choose the strategy that will be implemented for that child. 3.  Parental strategies to assist the pupil to attain reading proficiency. 4.  A statement that the pupil will not be promoted from the third grade if the pupil obtains a score on the reading portion of the Arizona instrument to measure standards test, or a successor test, that demonstrates the pupil is reading far below the third grade level, unless the pupil is exempt from mandatory retention in grade three or the pupil qualifies for an exemption pursuant to subsection A of this section. 5.  A description of the school district or charter school policies on midyear promotion to a higher grade."

Pre-service

Required?No

Arizona does not have pre-service legislation related to dyslexia.

In-service

Required?No

Arizona does not have in-service legislation related to dyslexia.

Intervention

Required?No

Arizona does not require dyslexia intervention.

Literacy State-identified Measurable Result (SIMR) - Part B

Has Literacy SIMR?Yes

Resources

Arizona Department of Education Dyslexia Resources

Decoding Dyslexia Arizona

International Dyslexia Association Arizona

Last modified: 
10/26/2017 - 2:21pm