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Dyslexia Initiatives in Kansas

In November, 2019, the Kansas State Board of Education unanimously approved recommendations on dyslexia. 

To view the recommendations, click here. 

Curriculum/Instructional Resources

 TitleCategoryModified DateDescription
Evidence-Based Reading Instruction GuidelinesPDF2/8/2022 
Opportunity to Read Reviews and Compare Instructional MaterialsLink2/8/2022EdReports.org
National Center on Improving LiteracyLink3/15/2022 

Assessment Resources

Professional Learning

 TitleCategoryModified DateDescription
KSDE Required Dyslexia Training Online ModulesPDF2/8/2022 
AIM Institute for Learning & Research: Quick Guide to Reading AssessmentPDF2/8/2022Decision-Making Flowchart - Letter Naming Fluency
AIM Institute for Learning & Research Webinar: Using Formal and Informal Assessment Data for Diagnostic, Prescriptive Literacy InstructionMP42/8/2022Length: 23:16
Structured LiteracyPDF2/8/2022 
Literacy Resources by Grade BandLink2/8/2022Kansas Teaching and Leading Project
Literacy Resources by TopicLink2/8/2022Kansas Teaching and Leading Project
Structured Literacy Instruction: The BasicsLink2/8/2022ReadingRockets.org; article by International Dyslexia Association
What is Structured Literacy?Link2/8/2022DyslexiaIDA.org; by Carolyn Cowen
Structured Literacy: Effective Instruction for Students with Dyslexia and Related Reading DifficultiesLink2/8/2022DyslexiaIDA.org
Structured Literacy and Typical Literacy Practices: Understanding Differences to Create Instructional OpportunitiesPDF2/8/2022ReadingRockets.org; by Louise Speak-Swerling
An Overview of Structured Literacy VideoLink2/8/2022YouTube.com; Length: 8.5 min.
TASN Developing Phonological Awareness Skills in Preschool and Kindergarten ChildrenPDF2/11/2022 
Advanced Work Study: Accelerated learning of multisyllabic word reading and morphologyPDF2/11/2022by Amber Hicks and Chelsea Kilgore

Middle & Secondary Professional Learning

 TitleCategoryModified DateCreated Date
MS & HS Oral Reading Fluency Training Video Link2/9/20212/9/2021
MS & HS Oral Reading Fluency Training - Note Taking Guide Document 2/9/20212/9/2021
MS & HS Oral Reading Fluency Training - Slide DeckDocument 2/9/20212/9/2021
MS & HS Verbal Reasoning Note Taking Guide Document 5/17/20215/17/2021
MS & HS Verbal Reasoning Slides Document 5/17/20215/17/2021
MS & HS Verbal Reasoning Training Video5/17/20215/17/2021
MS & HS Vocabulary Training Video Link2/22/20212/22/2021
MS & HS Vocabulary Training Note-taking Guide Document 2/22/20212/22/2021
MS & HS Vocabulary Training Slide DeckDocument 2/22/20212/22/2021

Additional Dyslexia Information

 TitleCategoryModified DateDescription
International Dyslexia Association Fact SheetsLink2/8/2022DyslexiaIDA.org
Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of ReadingPDF2/8/2022International Dyslexia Association; 2nd edition 2018
Program Manager - Early Literacy/Dyslexia
Dr. Laurie J. Curtis
(785) 296-2749
lcurtis@ksde.org

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Stacy Smith
(785) 296-0979
slsmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards/Graduation
David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447
dfernkopf@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Assessment
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325
bfultz@ksde.org

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