Wisconsin

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?
No
SEA Has Dyslexia Specialist?
No

SB461 provides for the governor's Read to Lead development fund, the Read to Lead Development Council, grants in support of literacy and early childhood development programs, teacher licensure, screening kindergarten pupils for reading readiness, remedial reading services for certain pupils, evaluating teacher preparatory programs and educator effectiveness, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. AB110 defines dyslexia and provides for the creation of a state dyslexia guidebook.

AB110 requires the Department of Instruction to develop a dyslexia guidebook and describes various related requirements.


Screening

Required?No

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?
Permitted by law
Severe Discrepancy for Student Learning Disability Eligibility in 2010?
Permitted by law
Student Learning Disability Eligibility (Zirkel & Thomas 2010 Classification)?
RTI and SD permitted (ambiguities in proposed legislation noted)

Wisconsin does not have dyslexia screening legislation.


Pre-service

Required?No

Wisconsin does not have pre-service legislation related to dyslexia.


In-service

Required?No

Wisconsin does not have in-service legislation related to dyslexia.


Intervention

Required?No

Wisconsin does not require dyslexia intervention. However, a guidebook is forthcoming. Therefore, the information on this page will need to be updated.


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

Has Literacy SIMR?Yes


Resources

Decoding Dyslexia Wisconsin

International Dyslexia Association Wisconsin


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 - 3:31pm