Colorado

Dyslexia Legislation

Has Legislation?Yes

House Bill 08-1223

This bill expands the authority of the Colorado Department of Education such that it is authorized to provide technical assistance related to the screening and education of students with dyslexia. Provisions are not requirements.

Screening

Required?No

Screening recommendations are described in the state guidelines for identifying students with disabilities. Colorado also has laws requiring interim reading assessments during early elementary.

State Recognized Screeners

DIBELS 6th Edition
DIBELS Next
easyCBM
TOWRE-2
CTOPP-2
OSCRF
TOSWRF

Pre-service

Required?No

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

In-service

Required?No

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

Intervention

Required?No

Colorado does not require dyslexia intervention.

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

Has Literacy SIMR?Yes

Resources

Colorado Department of Education Dyslexia Resources

Decoding Dyslexia Colorado

International Dyslexia Association Rocky Mountain

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., Kameā€™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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04/24/2019 - 2:47pm