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Dyslexia

2020-2021 Dyslexia Data for Rural Community Academy 
  • # of students administered the Universal Screeners- 33
  • # of students administered Level 1 Screeners- 11
  • # of students that received dyslexia intervention- 6
 
According to Senate Enrolled Act 217:  Beginning the 2019-2020 school year ALL kindergarten through second grade students will be given an Indiana Department of Education approved Universal Screener to assess for characteristics of dyslexia.  The universal screener does not identify dyslexia, only the areas of weakness in phonological and phonemic awareness, sound symbol recognition, alphabet knowledge, decoding skills, rapid naming skills, and encoding skills.
For additional guidance:  
 
Indiana’s Definition of Dyslexia:
"In 2015 the Indiana General Assembly passed House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1108. This law put in place an official definition for dyslexia in Indiana. This definition is based on the International Dyslexia Association’s definition of dyslexia. When referring to dyslexia, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) uses the language from HEA 1108.
House Enrolled Act 1108 defines dyslexia as: A specific learning disability that: (1) is neurological in origin and characterized by: difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition and 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 Article 7." 
For more information regarding SEA 217, please visit the Indiana Department of Education Dyslexia web page:  https://www.doe.in.gov/literacy/dyslexia
 
Screeners that RCA used: 
For more information regarding Rural Community Academy Characteristics of Dyslexia & Intervention programming, please contact:
Mrs. Kaylee Meadows, kayleem@rcsi.k12.in.us , 812-382-4500