Dyslexia and Related Services, San Antonio Independent School District
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Identification and Assessment

When a student is not making adequate progress in reading, despite best practices, high quality instruction, and scientific research-based reading interventions, the student may be referred to the Response to Intervention (RtI) Team by a teacher, counselor, parent, guardian, or other person who is knowledgeable about the student's academic development. Note: Any student living within the San Antonio ISD boundaries but is either home schooled or attends private school is not eligible for dyslexia screening or assessment.

The Response to Intervention (RtI) Team will collect formal and informal data and work samples and forward all required documents to the central office dyslexia coordinator for analysis and recommendations.

Following is a list of possible assessment tools which may be used to identify students with characteristics of dyslexia:

  • Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence (C-TONI)
  • Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement (WJ-III)
  • Woodcock Language Proficiency Battery (WLPB-R)
  • Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals-4 (CELF-4)
  • Gray Oral Reading Test-4 (GORT-4)
  • Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP)
  • Test of Phonological Awareness in Spanish (TPAS)
  • Test of Written Spelling (TWS)
  • Test of Word Reading Efficiency (TOWRE)
  • Decoding Skills Test (DST)
  • Ekwall/Shanker Reading Inventory
  • Student work samples submitted by the RtI Team

Upon analysis of the student's data, instructional recommendations for reading will be provided. The campus dyslexia committee will meet to review the recommendations and to determine the appropriate student services.

What can I do to help my dyslexic child?  Make certain your child understands written directions.  Have him or her read them back to you.



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San Antonio Independent School District

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January 12, 2009

Leticia Carrasco
Senior Coordinato
r, SAISD Dyslexia, Section 504, RtI Department

Dyslexia and Related Disorders
406 Barrera Street
San Antonio, Texas 78210
(210) 354-3983

San Antonio Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability in providing education services, activities, and programs, including vocational programs, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Es norma del Distrito Escolar Independiente de San Antonio de no discriminar por motivos de raza, religion, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, tal como lo require el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Titulo IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.