State Education Agency (SEA) Dyslexia LegislationHas Legislation?Yes
SB0117 creates a dyslexia pilot program in a multi-tiered intervention structure.
Utah’s dyslexia handbook recognizes IDA’s definition of dyslexia.
Utah does not have dyslexia screening legislation to our knowledge. However, the state handbook states that Utah has mandated two tools for reading assessment (i.e., The Kindergarten Entry and Exit Profile) and the Early Literacy Program which use DIBELS. C-TOPP and DIBELS Content Area Indicator are recommended for older students and as diagnostic assessments.
SB0117 created a dyslexia pilot program. Legislative changes may be forthcoming.
Utah does not have pre-service legislation related to dyslexia.
Utah does not have in-service legislation related to dyslexia.
To our knowledge, Utah does not specifically require dyslexia intervention. However, the state handbook promotes evidence-based, structured literacy interventions in an RTI/MTSS framework that include explicit instruction.
Literacy State-identified Measurable Result (SIMR) - Part B
Has Literacy SIMR?No
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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Has Dyslexia Legislation?Yes
Has Literacy SIMR?No
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