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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 7254

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 4901

 

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Referred to Committee on EDUCATION

 

Introduced by:

 

(ED)

 

AN ACT REQUIRING SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS TO COMPLETE A PROGRAM OF STUDY IN EVIDENCE-BASED STRUCTURED LITERACY INTERVENTIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (i) of section 10-145d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2017):

(i) (1) On and after July 1, 2017, any [(1)] (A) certified employee applying for a remedial reading, remedial language arts or reading consultant endorsement, or [(2)] (B) applicant for an initial, provisional or professional educator certificate and a remedial reading, remedial language arts or reading consultant endorsement shall [(A)] (i) achieve a satisfactory score on the reading instruction examination approved by the State Board of Education on April 1, 2009, or a comparable reading instruction examination with minimum standards that are equivalent to the examination approved by the State Board of Education on April 1, 2009, and [(B)] (ii) have completed a program of study in the diagnosis and remediation of reading and language arts that includes supervised practicum hours and instruction in the detection and recognition of, and evidence-based structured literacy interventions for, students with dyslexia, as defined in section 10-3d.

(2) On and after July 1, 2018, any (A) certified employee applying for a comprehensive special education or integrated early childhood and special education endorsement, or (B) applicant for an initial, provisional or professional educator certificate and a comprehensive special education or integrated early childhood and special education endorsement shall have completed a program of study in the diagnosis and remediation of reading and language arts that includes supervised practicum hours and instruction in the detection and recognition of, and evidence-based structured literacy interventions for, students with dyslexia, as defined in section 10-3d.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2017

10-145d(i)

ED

Joint Favorable