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SF 2455

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/23/2018 09:42am

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Current Version - as introduced

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;amending
Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 122A.187, subdivision 5.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 122A.187, subdivision 5, is
amended to read:

Subd. 5.

Reading preparation.

(a) The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards
Board must adopt rules that require all licensed teachers who are renewing a Tier 3 or Tier
4 teaching license under sections 122A.183 and 122A.184, respectively, to include in the
renewal requirements further reading preparation, consistent with section 122A.06,
subdivision 4.

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

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

(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

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

(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.

(d) The rules adopted under this subdivision do 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.

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