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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 is established 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 include:
(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.
(5) STANDARDS 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:
(A) Phonology;
(B) Phonics and Word Recognition;
(C) Fluent, Automatic Reading of Text;
(D) Vocabulary;
(E) Text Comprehension; and
(F) 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.
(6) Program 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
Hist.: