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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. 


Updated Parent Resource for Universal Reading Screening provided by KPIRC (updated 07/09/2021)

The resource below is being shared with the permission of Mississippi Department of Education - 

Advanced Word Study - Multisyllabic word reading and morphology (added 07/09/2021)

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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

AIM Institute Quick Guide to Reading Assessment - recommendation only (April 2021) 

AIM Institute Video Webinar "Using the Quick Guide to Reading Assessment" (scroll to bottom of page to videos) 

Dyslexia Handbook (Revised April 2021)


Evidence-Based Reading Instruction Guidelines

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

  • Dyslexia Screening Information Begins on Page 5

Screening Flowchart - updated October 2020

Screening Rubric - updated January 2021

Structured Literacy Instructional Time Recommendations 

Structured Literacy Rollout Possible Timeline (added April 2021)

Tiered Systems of Suppport Evidence Worksheet

Dyslexia Screening and EOYA - updated September 2021

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

 TitleCategoryModified DateCreated Date
AIM Institute Webinar "Using the Quick Guide to Reading Assessment" Video Link4/16/20214/16/2021
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
Program Manager - Early Literacy/Dyslexia
Dr. Laurie J. Curtis
(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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