"Say Dyslexia" Bill (Public Chapter 1058)
During the 2016 Legislation Session, the general assembly passed this bill, which requires school districts to screen for characteristics of dyslexia through their existing RTI procedures and to provide "dyslexia-specific tiered interventions" for students that demonstrate a need. Students with the characteristics of dyslexia who receive targeted intervention in their area of deficit and who make insufficient progress, may be identified as having a specific learning disability under existing TDOE standards.
June 2014: U.S. Department of Education to make significant change in the way states are evaluated for their special education programs. Read more at: