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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. 


Structured Literacy Instructional Time Recommendations (added March 2021) 

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Structured Literacy 

The video below is a brief overview of structured literacy provided by Nancy Hennessy. The video is being shared with the permission of Middle Tennessee State University. 

International Dyslexia Association 

Other Resources

Dyslexia Handbook (Revised April 2021)

Dyslexia Universal Screening Brochure 

Evidence-Based Reading Instruction Guidelines

KIDS Report information for Dyslexia Screeners (Added Nov. 2020)

  • Dyslexia Screening Information Begins on Page 5

Parent Informational Flyer - Dyslexia Screening *revised 05/2020

Screening Flowchart - updated October 2020

Screening Rubric - updated January 2021

Tiered Systems of Suppport Evidence Worksheet

Timelines and Initiatives for Kansas Schools

Training Guideline Document - May 2020

Recorded Resources for Training - to access click the "download" link

 TitleCategoryModified DateSize Created DateClicks
MS & HS Oral Reading Fluency Training Video Link2/9/2021UnknownDownload2/9/2021146
MS & HS Oral Reading Fluency Training - Note Taking Guide Document 2/9/2021UnknownDownload2/9/202157
MS & HS Oral Reading Fluency Training - Slide DeckDocument 2/9/2021UnknownDownload2/9/202181
MS & HS Vocabulary Training Video Link2/22/2021UnknownDownload2/22/202166
MS & HS Vocabulary Training Note-taking Guide Document 2/22/2021UnknownDownload2/22/202143
MS & HS Vocabulary Training Slide DeckDocument 2/22/2021UnknownDownload2/22/202156
Elementary Program Consultant 
Cindy Hadicke
(785) 296-2749

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Stacy Smith
(785) 296-0979

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards/Graduation
David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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