I’ve highlighting one of the changes as it is a critical difference in how most in Texas have identified LD in the past.  Please read the complete document as there are other changes including changing the term AI to deaf or hard of hearing as well as changes to the transfer process for students who enroll over the summer.

OLD LD

(II)  exhibits a pattern of strengths and weaknesses in performance, achievement, or both relative to age, grade-level standards, or intellectual ability, as indicated by significant variance among specific areas of cognitive function, such as working memory and verbal comprehension, or between specific areas of cognitive function and academic achievement.

NEW  LD (pg labeled 6539)

(II) exhibits a pattern of strengths and weaknesses in performance, achievement, or both relative to age, state-approved grade-level standards, or intellectual development that is determined to be relevant to the identification of a specific learning disability, using appropriate assessments, consistent with 34 CFR, §300.304 and §300.305; and

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