Current Legislation Related to Literacy

Current Legislation Related Literacy


Arkansas’ Dyslexia Law  On July 15, 2016, the Arkansas State Board of Education gave final approval to the Arkansas Department of Education Rules Governing “How to Meet the Needs of Children with Dyslexia”.  These rules were effective October 3, 2016.  A copy of the rules may be accessed here:

Arkansas Senate Bill 708 of 2017 “Dyslexia Screening and Intervention, Reporting by Districts”


Arkansas Senate Bill 494 of 2017 “Reporting of Student’s Reading Level”


Arkansas Senate Bill 502 of 2017 Creating the Right to Read Act”


Arkansas Act 160 of 2015  “Cursive Handwriting”