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 an 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 the 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


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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05/17/2019 - 9:06am