Texas Education Code (TEC) §38.003, Screening and Treatment for Dyslexia
SECTION 2. § 38.003(a) and (b-1), Education Code, are amended to read as follows:
(a) Students enrolling in public schools in this state shall be screened or tested, as appropriate, for dyslexia and related disorders at appropriate times in accordance with a program approved by the State Board of Education. The program must include screening at the end of the school year of each student in kindergarten and each student in the first grade.
SBOE Updates to §74.28
Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements,
Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.28, Students with Dyslexia and Related
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)
The board approved for second reading and final adoption proposed amendment
to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other
Provisions, §74.28, Students with Dyslexia and Related Disorders, to update the
rule and to align the rule with recent legislative changes made by House Bill (HB)
1886, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017. The updated rules will be
effective August 27, 2018.
Here is a link to the changes: Amendment to 19 TAC §74.28.
TEA's Strategic Action Plan for Special EducationTEA has provided guidance in the action plan for meeting the needs of students with Dyslexia. Each child's individual needs are to be evaluated to determine the placement of the child--Section 504 or Special Education. ESC17 will be providing support and information to districts in understanding the plan. Here is a link to the Strategic Action Plan.
TEAs Review & Support Page
Cyclical Reviews Schedule
**Cycles 1 and 2
**Cycles 3 and 4
**Cycles 5 and 6
TEAs Dyslexia Monitoring Website (January 2021)
Dyslexia Program Evaluation Process (One Pager) (March 2021)
External Dyslexia Program Evaluation Rubric(Updated September 2022)
COMPARISON OF SCREENING REQUIREMENTS FOR TEC §28.006 AND TEC §38.003
Comparison Chart Updated, August 2022
DYSLEXIA PEIMS CODING
TEA: PEIMS Dyslexia Flowchart
PK-2nd Grade Assessment Requirements
ACCESSIBLE BOOKS FOR TEXAS
Accessible Books for Texas is a Benetech(opens external link in new window) project funded by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) that provides on-the-ground training and support to Texas public K-12 educators, parents, and students on accessible educational materials (AIM). Bookshare(opens external link in new window) is an accessible online library which has over 500,000 titles available to individuals with print disabilities. Through an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Bookshare offers free memberships to U.S. schools and qualifying U.S. students.
Learning Ally(opens external link in new window) - Learning Ally has 80,000 + human-narrated audio books available to individuals with print disabilities. The materials can be delivered through internet downloads and accessed using various mainstream and assistive technology devices. Through a contract with TEA, Learning Ally offers free memberships to Texas K-12 public and charter schools with qualifying students.
SB 2075 requires school districts to notify parents of the Talking Book Program. The Talking Book Program (TBP) provides free library services to qualifying Texans with visual, physical, or reading disabilities. TBP is part of the National Library Service to the Blind and Print Disabled, a program administered by the Library of Congress. The TBP collection consists of more than 100,000 titles, including hundreds of titles in Spanish, and some in French, German, Russian, and other languages. https://www.tsl.texas.gov/tbp/index.html
Audio Resources Available to Students with Dyslexia or Other Reading Difficulties: Parent Notification Sample Document