S.P.I.R.E. State Approvals

More states are addressing dyslexia—and recognizing S.P.I.R.E.

Multiple states have adopted standards to support students with dyslexia. In more and more of them, S.P.I.R.E. has been approved or recommended as an instructional tool for dyslexia and reading intervention.


Approved Alabama Literacy Act Intervention Programs
Grades: K–3
RtI Tiers: Not Specified

S.P.I.R.E. is approved and recommended for reading intervention and/or dyslexia-specific intervention as providing direct and explicit teacher-led instruction, being grounded in current research in the science of teaching reading, and best meeting the requirements of the Alabama Literacy Act.


Arkansas Literacy Curriculum Approved Programs
Grades: K–12
RtI Tiers: Not Specified

S.P.I.R.E. and Sounds Sensible are approved literacy curriculum programs for both dyslexia and reading intervention.


Advisory List of Instructional Programming
Grades: K–3
RtI Tiers: Not Specified

S.P.I.R.E. with Sounds Sensible is on the Advisory List of Instruction Programming as an approved intervention program identified through the READ Act Instructional Programming Review Process. The READ Act requires the Colorado Department of Education to identify quality reading instructional programs for optional use by local education agencies.


Dyslexia Programming Guidance for Schools: Approved Assessments for Learning Characteristics Related to Dyslexia
Grades: K–3
RtI Tiers: Not Specified

The S.P.I.R.E. Initial Placement Assessment is on Indiana Department of Education's list of approved dyslexia diagnostic assessments. The approval helps ensure students across the state are screened in a fair and trustworthy way that provides clear flags for learning characteristics related to dyslexia.


Approved List of Evidence-Based Practices and Programs
Grades: K–12
RtI Tiers: Not Specified

S.P.I.R.E. is on the Kansas State Department of Education list of approved programs that meet ESSA and K.S.A 72-5153 (d) requirements to support evidence based practices for at-risk programs and instructions.


Instructional Materials Tiered Reviews
Grades: 3–8
RtI Tiers: Not Specified

Louisiana Believes recognizes S.P.I.R.E. program as Tier 1, its highest rating of quality for a Foundation of Reading Intensive Intervention program.


Evidence-based Academic Interventions Approved List
Grades: K–12
RtI Tiers: 2 or 3

S.P.I.R.E. and Sounds Sensible were reviewed and approved by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) for evidence-based academic interventions that address the academic needs for students in Tier 2 or Tier 3.

New Mexico

Adopted Supplemental Instructional Materials for K-2 Structured Literacy
Grades: K–2
RtI Tiers: Not Specified

S.P.I.R.E. and Sounds Sensible are on the New Mexico Public Education Department list of adopted supplemental instructional materials for K–2 Structured Literacy.


Oklahoma Interventions List
Grades: K–5
RtI Tiers: 3

S.P.I.R.E. is approved by the Oklahoma Department of Education as a K–5 reading intervention program under the Reading Sufficiency Act (RSA).