West Virginia

State Education Agency (SEA) Dyslexia Legislation

Has Legislation?Yes

Parent Opt-Out/Consent Procedures by Law?
No
SEA Recognizes IDA Definition?
Yes
SEA Recognizes State Definition?
Yes
SEA Has Dyslexia Specialist?
No

HB4608

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.


Screening

Required?Yes

Parents Must Be Notified of Results?
No
SEA Publishes List of Screeners?
No
Annual Reporting to the SEA?
No
Response to Intervention for Student Learning Disability Eligibility in 2010?
Required by law
Student Learning Disability Eligibility (Zirkel & Thomas 2010 Classification)?
RTI required, SD prohibited

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.


Pre-service

Required?No

West Virginia does not have pre-service legislation related to dyslexia.


In-service

Required?No

West Virginia does not have in-service legislation related to dyslexia.


Intervention

Required?No

West Virginia does not require dyslexia intervention.


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

Has Literacy SIMR?No


Resources

Decoding Dyslexia West Virginia


Citations

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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08/11/2020 - 3:30pm