North Dakota

Dyslexia Legislation

Has Legislation?Yes

HB1461 defines dyslexia and establishes a dyslexia specialist position, pilot program, and screening and intervention requirements.



According to HB1461, “Each public elementary school shall include in the developing and processing of assessments and screening of reading, the core components of phonetic awareness, decoding, and spelling. The screening also must be offered if requested by a parent, legal guardian, or teacher.”



North Dakota does not have pre-service legislation related to dyslexia.



North Dakota does not have in-service legislation related to dyslexia.



Schools within the pilot program will provide interventions based on screening results.

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

Has Literacy SIMR?No


Decoding Dyslexia North Dakota

International Dyslexia Association Upper Midwest


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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05/28/2019 - 8:23pm