Bill Text For HB2223 - Senate Floor Version

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  |BILL NO. 2223                        By: Randleman, Dobrinski and      |
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 6|                                         Pemberton and Stephens of     |
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 9|       An Act relating to schools; directing the State                 |
  |       Department of Education to maintain the dyslexia                |
10|       handbook; requiring annual review and necessary                 |
  |       revisions of the handbook with specified                        |
11|       stakeholders; prescribing revisions to include                  |
  |       certain information; providing for codification; and            |
12|       providing an effective date.                                    |
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15|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:                  |
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16|    SECTION 1.     NEW LAW     A new section of law to be codified     |
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17|in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 1210.517 of Title 70, unless       |
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18|there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:         |
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19|    A.  The State Department of Education shall maintain the           |
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20|dyslexia handbook created by the Dyslexia and Education Task Force     |
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21|pursuant to Section 1, Chapter 261, O.S.L. 2017 that includes          |
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22|guidance, technical assistance and training to assist all local        |
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23|school systems, students and families in the implementation of         |
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 1|evidence-based practices for instructing students with                 |
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 2|characteristics of dyslexia.                                           |
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 3|    B.  The Department shall review the handbook and make revisions,   |
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 4|as necessary, but at a minimum of every three (3) years, with          |
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 5|stakeholders including, but not limited to, previous members of the    |
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 6|Dyslexia and Education Task Force and the State Advisory Panel         |
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 7|created pursuant to Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities        |
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 8|Education Act.  Previous members of the Task Force shall be            |
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 9|consulted when making revisions to the handbook.  Each member of the   |
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10|Task Force not available for the review shall be replaced by an        |
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11|individual meeting the criteria of the original appointment in order   |
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12|to maintain the original composition of the Task Force.                |
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13|    C.  Any revisions to the handbook shall include, but not be        |
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14|limited to, the following information for school districts screening   |
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15|students in kindergarten and grades one through three who have been    |
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16|identified through the response-to-intervention process as having      |
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17|characteristics of dyslexia:                                           |
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18|    1.  Evidence-based practices designed specifically for students    |
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19|with characteristics of dyslexia;                                      |
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20|    2.  Characteristics of targeted instruction for dyslexia;          |
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21|    3.  Guidance on developing instructional plans for students with   |
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22|characteristics of dyslexia;                                           |
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23|    4.  Best practices for reading and writing instruction aligned     |
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24|with the science of reading;                                           |
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 1|    5.  Guidance for selecting instructional materials that address    |
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 2|dyslexia and other reading difficulties;                               |
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 3|    6.  Suggested training programs; and                               |
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 4|    7.  Guidance on dysgraphia and dyscalculia.                        |
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 5|    SECTION 2.  This act shall become effective November 1, 2021.      |
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 6|COMMITTEE REPORT BY: COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION                            |
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