SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

 

STATEMENT TO

 

ASSEMBLY, No. 3608

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

DATED:JUNE 19, 2013

 

††††† The Senate Education Committee favorably reports Assembly Bill No. 3608.

††††† This bill directs the State Board of Education to promulgate regulations that incorporate the International Dyslexia Associationís (IDA) definition of dyslexia into chapter 14 of Title 6A of the New Jersey Administrative Code, which outlines the requirements for the provision of special education programs and services.

††††† Currently, State board regulations at N.J.A.C.6A:14-3.5c-12 list dyslexia as one of the specific learning disabilities that may impair a personís ability to understand or use language, or perform mathematical calculations. However, the regulations do not specifically define dyslexia.† Under the bill, the State Board of Education would incorporate the IDA definition into its regulations.

††††† As reported by the committee, this bill is identical to Senate Bill No. 2439, which also was reported by the committee on this same date.