Task Force Details from other states

This section contains links to existing State Task Force documents and reports for research and information.

ALASKA Task Force report dated 3/29/19 – 160 pages
http://akhouse.org/drummond/docs/TaskForce-FinalReport2.pdf

The Task Force recommends that the State, school districts, and teachers:

  • Provide students with evidence-based reading instruction based on the science of reading.
  • Catch at risk students early, and provide rapid intervention.
  • Ensure all students enter school ready to learn through early intervention, including voluntary universal Pre-K.
  • Provide appropriate instruction for a range in student aptitudes by implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) structure.
  • Ensure that teachers have the tools they need, through science-based teacher training at the University’s School of Education and ongoing training for teachers in the workorce.
  • Recognize Dyslexia early and respond with proven interventions.
  • Ensure equitable access for districts in rural Alaska, especially by ensuring rural schools have the broadband capabilities to access high-quality online reading instructional tools.
  • Ensure districts and schools implement new reading practices with fidelity

Alaska Task Force website:
http://www.akleg.gov/basis/Committee/Details/30?code=HRPD#tab1_7

CONNECTICUT SB 1067 signed 6/28/19 Establishes an 11 person task force to analyze the implementation of laws governing dyslexia instruction and training.
https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&which_year=2019&bill_num=1067&fbclid=IwAR1hzFir-hg9bA2aytILp0t_JeTjvSfpStdSHjUb7dn5fmGSx5yGjHoRrak

GEORGIA Task force reported 12/2018 –
State Senate Final Report of the Senate Study Committee on Dyslexia (SR761) –  Recommendations include Post-Secondary Curriculum, Screening in Schools and Approved Screeners, Statewide Guidance, Teacher Training & Evaluation.

SB48 signed 5/2/19 as a result http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20192020/SB/48

GA Senate Study Committee Report: http://www.senate.ga.gov/sro/Documents/StudyCommRpts/2018_Dyslexia.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0zlCG3UK6vi6TlSWNkrNV16a8uQS6BtltsnauIoUUAmHdTLBPRgNdQpFw

Newspaper Article: https://www.statesboroherald.com/local/associated-press/georgia-leaders-devise-plan-help-dyslexic-students/

IOWA – Task Force due to report by 11/15/19 – agendas and minutes area for the 12+ meetings are available via the link below.

https://educateiowa.gov/dyslexia-task-force

KANSAS

TASK FORCE REPORT CALLS FOR:

  • – Providing evidence based approach to literacy instruction
  • – Requiring Kansas public schools and universities to train teachers on better reading instruction.
  • Providing evidence based approach to literacy instruction.

Kansas Report published January 2019 

http://kslegresearch.org/KLRD-web/Publications/CommitteeReports/2018CommitteeReports/legis_tf_dyslexia-cr.pdf 

Link to news report:  
https://www.ksn.com/news/local/proposed-reading-instruction-changes-could-help-kansas-students-with-dyslexia/

MARYLAND Final report published 12/31/16

https://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc5300/sc5339/000113/021600/021654/20170046e.pdf

RHODE ISLAND– – H5887 passed 7/8/19: Among other things, requires Dept of Ed shall develop a collaborative learning laboratory, no later than January 2020, the general assembly shall form a joint study research commission to study the possibility and feasibility of establishing two schools on college campuses which would be dedicated to the instruction of dyslexic children and the development of instructional techniques and professional development programs used to improve the instruction and identification of dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

Previous task force documents from 2015 & 2016:
http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/commissions/dyslexia/Pages/hmaterials.aspx

OKLAHOMA Task force due to report soon –
https://www.okhouse.gov/Committees/TaskForce.aspx

WASHINGTON Task Force ongoing.

  • By June 1, 2019, identify tools and resources that will help screen for dyslexia or indicators of dyslexia; and
  • By June 1, 2020, develop recommendations on best practices for implementing the screenings in school districts, staff training to target the areas of need for those experiencing dyslexia or indicators of dyslexia, information for parents and families that includes a list of resources, and best practices to help students in grades three and above who might be experiencing dyslexia.

https://www.k12.wa.us/about-ospi/workgroups-committees/currently-meeting-workgroups/washington-state-dyslexia-advisory-council