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SF 196

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/17/2019 02:02pm

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A bill for an act
relating to education; requiring teacher preparation programs to include instruction
on dyslexia; requiring a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section
122A.092, subdivision 5.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 122A.092, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Reading strategies.

(a) All colleges and universities approved by the
Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board to prepare persons for classroom
teacher licensure must include in their teacher preparation programs research-based best
practices in reading, consistent with section 122A.06, subdivision 4, that enables the licensure
candidate to teach reading in the candidate's content areas. Teacher candidates must be
instructed in using students' native languages as a resource in creating effective differentiated
instructional strategies for English learners developing literacy skills. These colleges and
universities also must prepare early childhood and elementary teacher candidates for Tier
3 and Tier 4 teaching licenses under sections 122A.183 and 122A.184, respectively, for the
portion of the examination under section 122A.185, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), covering
assessment of reading instruction.

(b) Board-approved teacher preparation programs for teachers of elementary education
must require instruction in applying comprehensive, deleted text beginscientifically baseddeleted text endnew text begin evidence-basednew text end,
and deleted text beginbalanceddeleted text endnew text begin structurednew text end reading instruction programs that:

(1) teach students to read using foundational knowledge, practices, and strategies
consistent with section 122A.06, subdivision 4, so that all students achieve continuous
progress in reading; and

(2) teach specialized instruction in reading strategies, interventions, and remediations
that enable students of all ages and proficiency levels to become proficient readers.

new text begin (c) Board-approved teacher preparation programs for teachers of elementary education,
early childhood education, special education, and reading intervention must include
instruction on dyslexia, as defined in section 125A.01, subdivision 2. Teacher preparation
programs may consult with the Department of Education, including the dyslexia specialist
under section 120B.122, to develop instruction under this paragraph. Instruction on dyslexia
must be in conjunction with the knowledge and practice standards of the International
Dyslexia Association, and must address:
new text end

new text begin (1) the nature and symptoms of dyslexia;
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new text begin (2) resources available for students who show characteristics of dyslexia;
new text end

new text begin (3) evidence-based instructional strategies for students who show characteristics of
dyslexia, including the structured literacy approach;
new text end

new text begin (4) best practices for assisting students who show characteristics of dyslexia and their
parents; and
new text end

new text begin (5) outcomes of intervention and lack of intervention for students who show
characteristics of dyslexia.
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deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end Nothing in this section limits the authority of a school district to select a school's
reading program or curriculum.

Sec. 2. new text beginREPORT.
new text end

new text begin The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board must provide a preliminary
report to the members of the senate and house of representatives committees with jurisdiction
over educational issues on teacher preparation development under Minnesota Statutes,
section 122A.092, subdivision 5, paragraph (c), by .......
new text end