Dyslexia Instruction: Program Standards
(1) Purpose of the Standards: ORS 342.147 requires the Commission to establish standards for approval of an educator preparation program that
require early childhood education, elementary education, special education and
reading programs to provide instruction on dyslexia and that the instruction be
consistent with the knowledge and practice standards of an international
organization on dyslexia.
[Note: This rule
pursuant to Section
8, Chapter 245, Oregon
Laws 2015 (Enrolled HB 2412).]
(2) Scope of standards: The dyslexia instruction
standards set forth in this rule apply to all Oregon educator preparation programs preparing candidates for the following endorsements:
(a) Elementary-Multiple Subjects (includes early childhood education);
(b) Reading Intervention; and
(c) Special Education: Generalist.
(3) Oregon educator preparation programs, as provided
in subsection (2), must provide coursework, assessments, curriculum, practicum
and other necessary program
components that will enable
candidates to meet the standards related to dyslexia
instruction, as provided in this rule.
(4) Oregon education preparation programs must demonstrate compliance
with the dyslexia standards by submitting a report to the Commission no later
than December 15, 2016. The report must
(a) Revised syllabi for Elementary-Multiple Subjects, Reading
Intervention and Special Education: Generalist endorsement programs. The report must include all revisions to the
syllabi that are necessary to meet the dyslexia instruction standards; and
(b) A description of revised practica, approved
textbooks, assessments or other program components. The report must describe all revisions to
program components that are necessary to meet the dyslexia instruction
standards for the Elementary-Multiple Subjects, Reading Intervention and
Special Education: Generalist endorsements.
FOR DYSLEXIA INSTRUCTION
(a) Standard 1:
Foundation Concepts about Oral and Written Learning
(b) Standard 2:
Knowledge of the Structure of Language
(c) Standard 3:
Structure Language Teaching, including:
(B) Phonics and
Automatic Reading of Text;
Handwriting, Spelling, and Written Expression.
(d) Standard 4:
Interpretation and Administration of Assessments for Planning Instruction
(e) Standard 5:
Knowledge of Dyslexia and Other Learning Disorders.
alignment with the dyslexia instruction standards provided in subsection (5)
must be consistent with the knowledge and practice standards of an
international organization on dyslexia.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 – 342.430; 342.455-342.495 & 342.553