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1st Grade Dyslexia Screener

Reminder: All 1st grade students should be screened for dyslexia by January 31 even if they are virtual. TEC §38.003

PEIMS: Let your PEIMS coordinator know how each 1st grader will be coded for the summer submission for the Dyslexia Risk Code based on the screener information in January.

01: Screened and determined to be NOT at risk for dyslexia

02: Screened and determined to BE at risk for dyslexia

03: Not screened for dyslexia or related disorders (It would be best practice to document why a student wasn't screened- see bulleted list.)

  • The 504 or ARD committee determined that the screener wasn't appropriate to give to that student, which needs to be documented in the minutes OR
  • The student transferred out of district OR
  • the student was already identified as dyslexic

The "At Risk" student information should not be changed after January 31.


So, when will my district be a part of the Dyslexia Review & Monitoring?

Download this document for more information.

Dyslexia Review & Monitoring - Preparation Resources

Below are TEA resources for the Dyslexia Review and Monitoring.

This is the rubric that the monitoring team will utilize during the dyslexia monitoring process.




Rite Flight: Supplemental Intervention Tools to Improve Reading Rate and Comprehension

This 2 day virtual session addresses two important components identified by the National Reading Panel as needed for effective reading instruction - Reading Rate (Fluency) and Comprehension. The Rite Flight tools are designed to be a Tier II intervention for use by ALL teachers in grades 1 through 12.

In order to attend this training - all participants must have a Rite Flight Kit. Participants will be given a kit and they will pick up their kits before March 1, 2021.

Click here to register- Rite Flight

March 3 AND April 6 from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. A zoom link will be sent out the day before.

Dysgraphia - What It Is and How To Help

Although dysgraphia has always been identified as a 'related disorder' in the Texas Education Code it is still fairly recent in its recognition as a learning difficulty. This session will address various aspects of dysgraphia to include -- definition, related terminology, informal measures for determining a student at-risk, how it’s related to dyslexia, and considerations for assessment and intervention. We are excited and privileged to have Dr. Brenda Taylor come via Zoom to instruct us on the topic of Dysgraphia

ALTA credit will be given.

Click here to register: Dysgraphia

A zoom link will be sent to registered participants the day before. April 9 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Haley Esters, M.ED., LDT, CALT

Thank you for allowing me to work with you, please feel free to call or email!