Dyslexia is a specific learning challenge that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate or fluent recognition of words and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result 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.
Dyslexia Professional Development
House Bill 731 requires the Idaho Department of Education to maintain a list of courses that fulfill the professional development requirements prescribed in section 33-1811 (4)(a-c) beginning July 1, 2022 when the legislation takes effect.
View the timeline for submissions, review, and posting of professional development courses.
- K-3 Screening
House bill 731 identifies the Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI) as the tier 1 screening measure for identifying students with characteristics of Dyslexia in kindergarten through grade 3.