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House Bill 3928
House Bill 3928 was passed by the 88th Texas Legislature (Regular Session) and impacts dyslexia evaluation, identification, and instruction. While TEA works to update the necessary materials, be aware that the law is effective immediately. The State Board of Education's proposed timeline for its required changes will be communicated as that timeline is determined and communicated to the agency.
In response to HB 3928, TEA has provided resources to support its implementation.
SBOE Updates to §74.28
Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements,
Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.28, Students with Dyslexia and Related
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)
The board approved for second reading and final adoption proposed amendment
to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other
Provisions, §74.28, Students with Dyslexia and Related Disorders, to update the
rule and to align the rule with recent legislative changes made by House Bill (HB)
1886, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017. The updated rules will be
effective August 27, 2018.
Here is a link to the changes: Amendment to 19 TAC §74.28.
TEAs Review & Support Page
Cyclical Reviews Schedule
**Cycles 1 and 2
**Cycles 3 and 4
**Cycles 5 and 6
TEAs Dyslexia Monitoring Website (January 2021)
Dyslexia Program Evaluation Process (One Pager) (March 2021)
External Dyslexia Program Evaluation Rubric(Updated August 2023)
Key Assessment Dates and Requirements for PK through 2nd grade - SY 2023-2024
Assessment Calendar and requirements
DYSLEXIA PEIMS CODING
TEA: PEIMS Dyslexia Flowchart
ACCESSIBLE BOOKS FOR TEXAS
Accessible Books for Texas is a Benetech(opens external link in new window) project funded by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) that provides on-the-ground training and support to Texas public K-12 educators, parents, and students on accessible educational materials (AIM).
Bookshare(opens external link in new window) is an accessible online library which has over 500,000 titles available to individuals with print disabilities. Through an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Bookshare offers free memberships to U.S. schools and qualifying U.S. students.
Learning Ally(opens external link in new window) - Learning Ally has 80,000 + human-narrated audio books available to individuals with print disabilities. The materials can be delivered through internet downloads and accessed using various mainstream and assistive technology devices. Through a contract with TEA, Learning Ally offers free memberships to Texas K-12 public and charter schools with qualifying students.
SB 2075 requires school districts to notify parents of the Talking Book Program. The Talking Book Program(TBP) provides free library services to qualifying Texans with visual, physical, or reading disabilities. TBP is part of the National Library Service to the Blind and Print Disabled, a program administered by the Library of Congress. The TBP collection consists of more than 100,000 titles, including hundreds of titles in Spanish, and some in French, German, Russian, and other languages.
Parent Notification Sample Document: Audio Resources Available to Students with Dyslexia or Other Reading Difficulties
Dyslexia Handbook 2021 Update -English
Dyslexia Handbook 2021 (Spanish version)
Appendix A - Dyslexia Handbook FAQ (Updated August, 2023)
Appendix A-Dyslexia Handbook FAQ (Spanish) (August, 2023)
The Dyslexia Handbook update brochure for families: English
The Dyslexia Handbook update brochure for families: Spanish
Dyslexia: A TEA Professional Learning Course
Texas Dyslexia Academy
These modules are currently being updated. Modules 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 have been completed as of February, 2023.
Dyslexia Program Awareness Brochure for Educators and Parents
Printable Brochure (English)
Child Find, Evaluation and ARD Supports Network
Accommodation Resources--State of Texas Assessment Program
TEA STAAR/TELPAS Accomodation Resource Page
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