CPSD Dyslexia Services Report
Conway Public Schools
Dyslexia Info 2019-2020
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: DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Literacy Skills), DSA (Developmental Spelling Analysis), AR-RAN (Arkansas Rapid Automatized Naming Screener), STAR Early Literacy, STAR Reading, PAST (Kilpatrick), Decoding Assessment, Quick Phonics Screener, and PASS (Phonological Awareness Skills Screener).
During the 2019-2020 school year, the total number of students identified with Dyslexia was 395. During the 2018-2019 school year, the total number of students receiving Dyslexia intervention was 349. (Please note that these data are based on Cycle 7 numbers from June 2020. As students enter and leave the district, these numbers will fluctuate.)
Conway Public Schools currently uses a combination of Connections OGin3D developed by The Apple Group, Barton Reading and Spelling System authored by Susan Barton, Alphabetic Phonics, and Phonics First developed by RLAC. These programs are multi-sensory, systematic, and Orton-Gillingham based. CPSD currently has in each building several instructional facilitators, interventionists, classroom and specialty area teachers as well as other ancillary staff members delivering each program with fidelity.