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Dyslexia Legislation

In conjunction with  House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1108 within which the Indiana General Assembly provided an official definition for dyslexia in Indiana based on the International Dyslexia Association’s definition, the General Assembly passed SEA 217  during the 2018 session that addresses “Dyslexia”, and adds a number of requirements for both the Department and schools. 

As required by SEA 217, beginning with the 2019/2020 school year, students in kindergarten, grade 1 and grade 2 must be screened annually for risk factors of dyslexia using an Indiana Department of Education approved screening tool.  The approved universal screening tool shall included, as developmentally appropriate, the following:

  • Phonological and phonemic awareness
  • Sound symbol recognition
  • Alphabet knowledge
  • Decoding skills
  • Rapid naming skills
  • Encoding skills

If a student is determined to be at risk, or at some risk for dyslexia, after the universal screening, the school corporation shall administer a Level 1 screening to the student with parent permission. Based on the results of the Level I screener, a corporation may administer a Level 2 screener; both Level 1 and Level 2 screeners must include the components listed above. Schools shall update parents on the student’s progress and need for screeners and the intervention processes recommended for intervention.  

By July 15th of each school year, each corporation shall report the following results:

East Porter County School Corporation

2018/2019 Data

Intervention Programs Used During the  Previous School Year


Number of Students During the Previous School Year who Received Dyslexia Intervention 


Total Number of Students Identified with Dyslexia During the Previous School Year


Note: If fewer than 10 students are identified to be at risk for dyslexia, reporting is not required.

For more information regarding dyslexia, click on this hyperlink to visit the Indiana Department of Education’s Dyslexia page.