Teacher Training Related to Dyslexia
(1) School districts must ensure that at least one kindergarten through grade five teacher in each kindergarten through grade five school has received training related to dyslexia. The training must be from the Department approved list referenced in 581-002-1805 (Annual List of Dyslexia-Related Training Opportunities) and must include all of the content requirements in subsection (2)(b) of 581-002-1805 (Annual List of Dyslexia-Related Training Opportunities). (2) A teacher who has completed previous training on using evidence-based practices to teach the foundational skills in reading may demonstrate knowledge of that content through receiving a passing score on a certification exam that is directly aligned with the knowledge and practice standards of an international organization on dyslexia and be exempt from that area of the training requirements as stated in (2)(b) of 581-002-1805 (Annual List of Dyslexia-Related Training Opportunities). The teacher will still be required to complete training as outlined in 581-002-1805 (Annual List of Dyslexia-Related Training Opportunities) (2)(a) and (c).(3) The teacher who completes the dyslexia-related training must be a licensed or registered teacher serving in a position teaching students in any configuration of grades kindergarten through fifth grade and assigned to the school building at least .50 FTE. The position may include, but is not limited to, that of classroom teacher, reading specialist, special educator or English language learner teacher.(4) The definitions of terms outlined in OAR 581-002-1800 (Dyslexia-Related Training: Definitions) apply to this rule.(5) This rule is effective July 1, 2018.