Texas

Dyslexia Legislation

Has Legislation?Yes

Texas Administrative Code_74.28 and 2009 Amendment

Texas Administrative Code_74.28 tasks the board of trustees of a school district with ensuring that procedures for identifying students with dyslexia are implemented. Related requirements are discussed.

Screening

Required?Yes

Texas has a number of regulations concerning the screening of students with dyslexia. Guidelines are described in the latest version of the Texas Dyslexia Handbook.

HB1886 states, “Unless otherwise provided by law, a student determined to have dyslexia during screening or testing under Subsection (a) or accommodated because of dyslexia may not be rescreened or retested for dyslexia for the purpose of reassessing the student's need for accommodations until the district reevaluates the information obtained from previous screening or testing of the student.”

State Recognized Screeners

Please refer to the state handbook for guidance on selecting screeners.

Pre-service

Required?Yes

TEC §21.044(b) describes various pre-service requirements related to dyslexia.

In-service

Required?Yes

HB1886 states, the state education agency “shall annually develop a list of training opportunities regarding dyslexia that satisfy the requirements of Section 21.054(b). The list of training opportunities must include at least one opportunity that is available online. (b) A training opportunity included in the list developed under Subsection (a) must: (1) comply with the knowledge and practice standards of an international organization on dyslexia; and (2) enable an educator to: (A) understand and recognize dyslexia; and (B) implement instruction that is systematic, explicit, and evidence-based to meet the educational needs of a student with dyslexia.”

TEC §21.054(b) also describes various in-service requirements related to dyslexia.

Intervention

Required?Yes

Texas has a number of regulations concerning the interventions for students with dyslexia. Guidelines are described in the latest version of the Texas Dyslexia Handbook.

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

Has Literacy SIMR?Yes

Resources

Texas State Education Agency’s Dyslexia Page

Decoding Dyslexia Texas

International Dyslexia Association Austin

International Dyslexia Association Dallas

International Dyslexia Association Houston

Last modified: 
12/04/2018 - 2:20pm