The Oregon Senate passed legislation that mandated that effective July 1, 2018, all Kindergarten and First Grade students must be screened for Dyslexia. Additionally, if a student enrolls in Kindergarten or First Grade in Oregon mid-year, screening must occur no later than 30 school days following enrollment.
The screening tool that Fern Ridge School District is using is EasyCBM. We have been using EasyCBM for a number of years to assist us with data gathering for students. We have two staff members that have been trained in identifying dyslexia and they are working diligently to assure we are in compliance with this senate bill.
For further information, here is a PDF of the OAR’s that guide this process: Amended OARS Universal Screening Dyslexia 06.21.18