Springtown ISD’s Dyslexia Plan


    In Texas the identification and instruction of students with dyslexia and related disorders are mandated and structured by two statutes and one rule.  Texas Education Code (TEC) §38.003 (1) defines dyslexia and related disorders, (2) mandates testing students for dyslexia and providing instruction for students with dyslexia, and (3) gives the State Board of Education authority to adopt rules and standards for administering testing and instruction.  Chapter 19 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §74.28 outlines the responsibilities of districts in the delivery of services to students with dyslexia.  Finally, The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Section 504 establishes assessment and evaluation standards and procedures for students.  In addition to the statutes and rules related to dyslexia, the State Board of Education approved (1992) and revised (1998, 2007) a set of guidelines referred to as the Revised Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders.


    In order to meet state guidelines, Springtown ISD has adopted the following plan to provide for the identification and instruction of students with dyslexia.