State Education Agency (SEA) Dyslexia LegislationHas Legislation?Yes
HB4608 defines dyslexia, and specifies that the state board of education is responsible for ensuring that all appropriate screenings are conducted. Related requirements are also discussed.
According to HB4608, the state board is responsible for "ensuring that all students receive the necessary and appropriate screenings, evaluations and early assessments for specific learning disabilities, including dyslexia and dyscalculia." Universality of screening may depend upon interpretation of "necessary and appropriate." Senate Bill 69 sought to explicitly require universal screening in 2015, but the bill died before being passed.
State Recognized Screeners
See the state resource guide for information about selecting screeners.
West Virginia does not have pre-service legislation related to dyslexia.
West Virginia does not have in-service legislation related to dyslexia.
West Virginia does not require dyslexia intervention.
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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