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With the passage of IC 20-35.5, et seq., as created by SEA 217 (2018) in April 2018, Indiana school corporations and charter school’s reading plans must now include screening for dyslexia risk factors and indicators. If a student is determined to be at-risk for dyslexia, the school will administer an additional dyslexia screener, which will identify whether or not the student needs to be referred for further testing. It also requires schools to use specific response to intervention processes if screeners indicate certain characteristics of dyslexia are present.

Dyslexia as defined by IC 20-18-2-3.5 is a specific learning disability that:

(1) is neurological in origin and characterized by:
(A) difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition; and
(B) poor spelling and decoding abilities;
(2) typically results from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction;
(3) may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge; and
(4) may require the provision of special education services after an eligibility determination is made in accordance with 511 IAC 7-40.

State the grade(s) and subset(s) in each grade that WERE administered
prior to the period your school corporation and charter school was not in
session. Please state the dates your school was NOT in session:

Grade# of StudentsSubset
K11 Student received ELL support
1st20035 students received support from special education
17 students were high ability
1 student monitored for ELL 3 students received ELL support
3 students were language minority and did not receive ELL services
2nd19421 students received support from special education
29 students were high ability
5 students received ELL support
3 students were language minority and did not receive ELL services
3rd164 students received support from special education
1 student was high ability
4th124 students received support from special education
5th143 students received support from special education
6th11 student received support from special education
7th1

School observed e-learning from March 16th-May 15th. Spring Break was
observed April 6th-10th. Covid waiver days were used every Monday and
Friday starting March 16th and ended on May 15th.

State the intervention program(s) used, or your school corporation or
charter school planned to use, during the previous school year:

Orton Gillingham

State the number of students who received an intervention, or planned
to receive, during the previous school year:

64 students

State the number of students diagnosed with dyslexia up until the time
your school corporation or charter school was in session:

1 student

Please contact Britney Kreighbaum, Dyslexia Reading Specialist at with any questions you may have.

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