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DYSLEXIA GUIDANCE

2019

The General Assembly passed SEA 217, which addresses Dyslexia in Indiana schools. Requirements of this legislation go into effect with the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.

House Enrolled Act 1108 defines dyslexia as A specific learning disability that:
  • Is neurological in origin and characterized by: difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition and poor spelling and decoding abilities;
  • Typically results from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction.
  • May include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge; and
  • May require the provision of special education services after an eligibility determination is made in accordance with Article 7.
Screening

Students who must be screened using a mandatory universal screener approved by the IDOE:

  • Students in kindergarten, grade 1 and grade 2
  • A kindergarten through grade 2 student who transfers to a new school, and has not previously been screened during the school year
  • A student in grade 3 or higher who has difficulty as noted by the classroom teacher in,
    • Phonological and phonemic awareness
    • Sound symbol recognition;
    • Alphabet knowledge;
    • Decoding skills;
    • Rapid naming skills; and
    • Encoding skills
  • A student in kindergarten through grade 2 from another state who enrolls in an Indiana school for the first time unless the student has documentation that he/she has had dyslexia or similar screen during the school year or is exempt from screening
  • A school corporation is not required to administer a universal screening if the parent objects to the screening.
Notification and Services
Dyslexia Data for Plainfield Community Schools:

2018-2019

  • Number of students who were administered DIBELS Next: 0
  • Number of students determined to be at risk for dyslexia: 0
  • Dyslexia interventions used: 0
  • Number of students who received dyslexia interventions: 0
  • 2019-2020

  • Number of students who were administered DIBELS 8:
  • Number of students determined to be at risk for dyslexia:
  • Dyslexia interventions used:
  • Number of students who received dyslexia interventions: