SEA 217-Dyslexia

2019-2020 Eastern Greene Elementary Characteristics of Dyslexia data: 
268 -- students were administered the universal screener
34 students were determined to have characteristics of dyslexia

At Risk - 15 students
Some Risk - 19 students
34 students received the following interventions:  
FCRR Phonemic Awareness interventions
Roxie Reading Program (Levels A, 1, 3)

Interventions specifically tailored to meet areas identified in STAR Early Literacy

Progress Monitoring for student growth and RtI data:
Informal observations & anecdotal notes
STAR Early Literacy mid-year assessment
Words Their Way PSI mid-year assessment
Level 1 assessment - CORE's Assessing Reading Multiple Measures, Revised

2018-2019 Eastern Greene Elementary  Characteristics of Dyslexia data:
(*SEA 217 begins 2019-2020 school year.  The numbers below reflect 2019 planning, not implementation.)
         0 - students were administered the universal screener
         0 - students were determined to be at risk for dyslexia
          0 - students who received dyslexia interventions
         ______________ types of dyslexia interventions used this school year
          0 - total number of students identified as being as risk for dyslexia 

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:

Eastern Greene Elementary will be using the following state approved assessments:

Universal Screener:  STAR Early Literacy, Arkansas Rapid Naming, and Words Their Way: Primary Spelling Inventory (PSI K-3).  2nd grade will be assessed mid-Sept.  1st & Kindergarten will be assessed late January.  If a student is identified as "at risk"  specific interventions will begin or continue based on student's academic needs.  The Level 1 screener will be given to identify more specific weakness than determined during the universal screener.

Level 1 Screener:  CORE Multiple Measures conducted by the certified Dyslexia & Reading Specialist.  Parents will be notified for consent regarding students determined to be "at-risk" after completing the universal screener.  Students will receive interventions / explicit-direct instruction to address the areas of weakness identified in the Level 1 assessment.  Documentation of these interventions will be shared with the student's teacher and/or the RtI (Response to Instruction) team to track student's progress.

Level 2 Screener(s) can be conducted by the school psychologist or dyslexia specialist.  Parents will be notified for consent before the Level 1 or Level 2 screener(s) are administered.  Specific interventions will continue throughout the screening process to establish student's progress in areas of weakness.  Level 2 data will be shared with student's teacher and/or the RtI team. 

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:

For more information regarding EGES Characteristics of Dyslexia & Intervention programming, please contact Mrs. Kimberly Hill,  812-825-5623 ext. 1127.