Dyslexia Legislation

Has Legislation?Yes

SB612, SB1003, and HB2412

Directs the Oregon Department of Education to develop a plan to provide dyslexia screening and guidance for parental notification. Requires school districts to ensure that at least one kindergarten through grade five teacher per kindergarten through grade five school receives training related to dyslexia. Allows school districts to receive funding for training through Network of Quality Teaching and Learning. Declares emergency, effective on passage.



SB612 requires that the Oregon Department of Education develop a plan for universal screening. SB1003 specifically requires that public school students are screened in kindergarten and first grade. Screeners must be cost-effective and account for phonological awareness, rapid naming skills, the correspondence between sound and letter, and family history.

State Recognized Screeners

DIBELS 6th Edition



ORS 342.147 requires adoption of standards for instruction on dyslexia that are aligned with the International Dyslexia Association. The requirement applies to endorsement areas that include a significant focus on reading instruction: Elementary Education-Multiple Subjects, English to Speakers of Other Languages, Reading Intervention and Special Education: Generalist endorsements. The purpose of the dyslexia instruction standards is to provide educators with the knowledge and pedagogy skills that best serve students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.



SB612 states, "Each school district shall  ensure  that  at  least  one kindergarten  through  grade  five teacher in each kindergarten through grade five school has received training related to dyslexia. The  training must comply with the requirements described in subsection (3) of this section. (5)(a) A school  district  that  does  not  comply  with  the  requirements  of  this  section  and that  does  not  secure  a  waiver from  the  department  within the time required  by  the  State Board  of  Education by rule is considered nonstandard under ORS 327.103.” SB1003 further requires the Department of Education to annually develop a list of dyslexia training opportunities.



Oregon does not require dyslexia intervention.

According to SB612, the Oregon Department of Education must identify training opportunities that will enable teachers to recognize dyslexia, and to provide systematic, explicit, and evidence-based instruction. Districts must ensure that each K-5 school has at least one K-5 teacher who has received such a training.

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

Has Literacy SIMR?Yes


Oregon Department of Education Dyslexia Resources

Decoding Dyslexia Oregon

International Dyslexia Association Oregon

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11/02/2017 - 2:43pm