CPSD Dyslexia Services Report
Conway Public Schools- EOY Dyslexia Info 2021-2022
Background Information on Dyslexia Legislation
In accordance with ACT 1039, school districts are required to report on the school district website or in writing to the parents of each student the dyslexia services provided the previous school year. Reporting requirements include the dyslexia intervention programs used during the previous school year that were specifically responsive to assisting students with dyslexia; the number of students during the previous school year who received dyslexia intervention; and the total number of students identified with dyslexia during the previous school year. These website reporting requirements are required before July 15, 2018 and each year thereafter.
Screenings and Assessments
ACT 1039 requires universal screening of students in grades K-2 in the areas of encoding, decoding, phonological awareness, sound/symbol recognition, rapid naming, and alphabet knowledge, as well as selective screening in grades 3-12. Conway Public Schools currently uses a combination of the following but is not limited to them: Acadience Reading Assessment Measures, DSA (Developmental Spelling Analysis, Ganske), AR-RAN (Arkansas Rapid Automatized Naming Screener), STAR Early Literacy, STAR Reading, PAST (Phonological Awareness Skills Test, Kilpatrick), Decoding Assessment, Quick Phonics Screener, and PASS (Phonological Awareness Skills Screener).
During the 2021-2022 school year, the total number of students identified with Dyslexia was 417. During the 2021-2022 school year, the total number of students receiving Dyslexia intervention was 379. (Please note these data are from June 2022. As students enter or leave the district, these numbers may fluctuate.)
During the 2021-2022 school year, Conway Public Schools used the following dyslexia intervention programs: Sonday (Winsor Learning), Connections OG in 3D (The Apple Group), Alphabetic Phonics, Take Flight, Language!, and SPIRE. These programs are approved by DESE of ADE for dyslexia intervention. At each campus, CPSD currently has instructional facilitators, interventionists, classroom and specialty area teachers as well as other ancillary staff members delivering each program in accordance with the fidelity requirements set forth by the authors/developers of each program.