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HF 1495

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/27/2019 01:23pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; requiring teacher training to enable a teacher to implement
instructional strategies to meet the needs of students with dyslexia for all tiers of
teaching licenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.187,
subdivision 5.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.187, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Reading preparation.

new text begin(a) new text endThe Professional Educator Licensing and Standards
Board must adopt rules that require all licensed teachers who are renewing a deleted text beginTier 3 or Tier
4
deleted text end teaching license under sections deleted text begin122A.183 anddeleted text endnew text begin 122A.181 tonew text end 122A.184, deleted text beginrespectively,deleted text end to
include in the renewal requirements further reading preparation, consistent with section
122A.06, subdivision 4.

new text begin (b) The reading preparation under this subdivision must include training to enable a
teacher to:
new text end

new text begin (1) define and understand dyslexia as defined in section 125A.01, subdivision 2, and
recognize dyslexia characteristics in students;
new text end

new text begin (2) implement instructional strategies that are evidence-based, multisensory, systematic,
sequential, cumulative, and explicit to meet the needs of students with dyslexia or with
dyslexia characteristics; and
new text end

new text begin (3) identify and access Department of Education personnel and professional resources,
including international dyslexia organizations, to address dyslexia.
new text end

new text begin (c) The reading preparation must include at least five clock hours of training. The training
must be developed in consultation with the Department of Education dyslexia specialist
and approved by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (d) new text endThe rules new text beginadopted under this subdivision new text enddo not take effect until they are approved
by law. Teachers who do not provide direct instruction including, at least, counselors, school
psychologists, school nurses, school social workers, audiovisual directors and coordinators,
and recreation personnel are exempt from this section.