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HF 329

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/11/2019 03:46pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying duties of dyslexia specialist;amending Minnesota
Statutes 2018, section 120B.122, subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.122, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginPurposedeleted text endnew text begin Dutiesnew text end.

new text begin(a) new text endThe department must employ a dyslexia specialist
to provide technical assistance for dyslexia and related disorders and to serve as the primary
source of information and support for schools in addressing the needs of students with
dyslexia and related disorders.

new text begin (b)new text end The dyslexia specialist deleted text beginshall also act todeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end increase professional awareness and
instructional competencies to meet the educational needs of students with dyslexia or
identified with risk characteristics associated with dyslexia and deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end develop
implementation guidance and make recommendations to the commissioner consistent with
section 122A.06, subdivision 4, to be used to assist general education teachers and special
education teachers to recognize educational needs and to improve literacy outcomes for
students with dyslexia or identified with risk characteristics associated with dyslexia,
including recommendations related to increasing the availability of online and asynchronous
professional development programs and materials.

new text begin (c) The dyslexia specialist must provide guidance to school districts and charter schools
on how to:
new text end

new text begin (1) access tools to screen and identify students showing characteristics associated with
dyslexia in accordance with section 120B.12, subdivision 2, paragraph (a);
new text end

new text begin (2) implement screening for characteristics associated with dyslexia in accordance with
section 120B.12, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), and in coordination with other early childhood
screenings; and
new text end

new text begin (3) participate in professional development opportunities pertaining to intervention
strategies and accommodations for students with dyslexia or characteristics associated with
dyslexia.
new text end

new text begin (d) The dyslexia specialist must provide guidance to the Professional Educator Licensing
and Standards Board on developing licensing renewal requirements under section 122A.187,
subdivision 5, on understanding dyslexia, recognizing dyslexia characteristics in students,
and using evidence-based dyslexia best practices.
new text end