The General Assembly passed SEA 217, which addresses “Dyslexia” in Indiana schools. Requirements of this legislation went into effect within the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.
House Enrolled Act 1108 defines dyslexia as:
A specific learning disability that:
A school corporation and charter school must have a plan that include indicators to screen for risk factors of dyslexia. The school corporation must use a screening tool approved by the department that screens for characteristics of dyslexia.
Universal Screener: MindPlay; If a student is identified as “at risk” or “at some risk” specific interventions will begin or continue based on student’s academic needs. The Level 1 screener will be given to identify more specific weaknesses than determined during the universal screener.
Level 1 Screener: Mindplay; Screener will be given. Parents will be notified for consent regarding students determined to be “at-risk” after completing the universal screener. Students will receive interventions / explicit-direct instruction to address the areas of weakness identified in the Level 1 assessment.
Level 2 Screener(s): Is given if the team feels it is necessary or if the team feels the child needs to have a formal education evaluation. It is conducted by the school psychologist. Parents will be notified for consent before the Level 2 screener is administered. Specific interventions will continue throughout the screening process to establish student’s progress in areas of weakness.
Notification and Services
For more information regarding GCSC Characteristics of Dyslexia & Intervention programming,
Some Accommodations to Support Students Exhibiting
Risk Factors for Dyslexia