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  • Dyslexia Mission

    In Portland Public Schools, addressing and supporting reading difficulties such as dyslexia is a district priority. We believe that Literacy is a Civil Right! 


    This site serves as a landing place for all resources that we utilize to ensure all students have their reading needs met, grades K-12. Here you will find content and resources for families and community members, students, and educators. Please see contact information or select "more help"  for any questions.

  • In 2019, PPS educator and community stakeholders came together to develop a five-year Dyslexia Priority Plan. This multi-year plan identified a set of key actions PPS would take to better serve our students with reading difficulties and disabilities. It has led our district to adopt core and intervention structured literacy curriculum that aligns to the Science of Reading. These curricula are the fore-front of our professional learning across the school year in PPS. We continue as a system to prioritize research and evidence-based practices so we reach our system-wide goal of all students reading proficiently.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Intro

  • How do we screen for learning difficulties including dyslexia?

  • What does it mean if my child is identified as high risk on the screener?

  • How can I support my child if they are struggling with reading and who should I contact with my concerns?

  • If my child is multilingual and/or in a dual language program and is struggling with reading, should I be concerned?

  • My student is no longer in Kindergarten, but I think they should be screened. Who should I contact?

  • What is dyslexia?

  • What causes dyslexia?

  • What are the effects of dyslexia?

  • What are the requirements of Dyslexia legislation - Senate Bill 1003 (ORS 326.726)?

  • How is Portland Public Schools in compliance with Senate Bill 1003?

Contact Information

Elizabeth Martin
Assistant Director, MTSS