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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 or 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 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 the necessary program components that will enable candidates to meet the standards related to dyslexia instruction, as provided in subsection (5).
(4) Oregon education preparation programs must demonstrate compliance with the dyslexia standards by submitting a plan to the Commission no later than December 31, 2016. The plan must describe the revisions to program components that are necessary to meet the dyslexia instruction standards for the Elementary-Multiple Subjects, Reading Intervention or Special Education: Generalist.
(5) STANDARDS FOR DYSLEXIA INSTRUCTION: Candidates must demonstrate the ability to:

(a) Identify the characteristics that may predict or are associated with dyslexia;

(b) Understand how to provide evidence-based reading instruction to all students, including students who demonstrate characteristics that may predict or are associated with dyslexia;
(c) Administer, interpret and apply screening and progress monitoring assessments for students who demonstrate characteristics that may predict or are associated with dyslexia; and
(d) Apply dyslexia assessment and instruction knowledge to pedagogy practice.
(6) The standards for dyslexia instruction provided in subsection (5) apply to all students the candidate is being prepared to teach, including English Language Learner (ELL) students.
(7) 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.: