Alaska

State Education Agency (SEA) Dyslexia Legislation

Has Legislation?Yes

Parent Opt-Out/Consent Procedures by Law?
No
SEA Recognizes IDA Definition?
No
SEA Recognizes State Definition?
No
SEA Has Dyslexia Specialist?
No

SCR16 suspended uniform rules for HB64. HB64 established a dyslexia task force.

A bill, HB 64, is under consideration. This bill would create a dyslexia and literacy task force.


Screening

Required?No

Parents Must Be Notified of Results?
No
SEA Publishes List of Screeners?
No
Annual Reporting to the SEA?
No
Response to Intervention for Student Learning Disability Eligibility in 2010?
Permitted by law
Severe Discrepancy for Student Learning Disability Eligibility in 2010?
Permitted by law
Student Learning Disability Eligibility (Zirkel & Thomas 2010 Classification)?
RTI, SD, and Other permitted

Alaska does not have dyslexia screening legislation.


Pre-service

Required?No

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


In-service

Required?No

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


Intervention

Required?No

Multisensory?
Promoted
Evidence-Based?
Promoted
Explicit/Direct?
Promoted

Alaska does not yet require dyslexia intervention, but the taskforce will recommend methods to identify “identify evidence-based, multi-sensory, direct, explicit, structured, and sequential approaches to instructing students affected by dyslexia.”


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

Has Literacy SIMR?Yes


Resources

Decoding Dyslexia Alaska

International Dyslexia Association Alaska


Citations

Zirkel, P. A., & Thomas, L. B. (2010). State laws for RTI: An updated snapshot. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42(3), 56-63.

Gearin, B., Turtura, J., Kame’enui, E. J., Nelson, N. J., & Fien, H. (2018). A Multiple Streams Analysis of Recent Changes to State-Level Dyslexia Education Law. Educational Policy, 0895904818807328.

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08/11/2020 - 1:47pm