Subject: Take the Iowa Dyslexia Survey

Dear Calamus-Wheatland parents and staff,

I’m writing to encourage you to take an important survey about how Iowa is meeting the needs of students with dyslexia. This survey takes about 20-30 minutes.


The Iowa Department of Education is teaming up with the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital to distribute this survey on behalf of the Iowa Dyslexia Task Force. The task force was established by the Iowa General Assembly in 2018.

The survey’s intended audience includes parents of children with reading difficulties, public school administrators, educators, and paraprofessionals; area education agency professionals; and higher education teacher training faculty.

The survey is completely anonymous and voluntary, although participation is strongly encouraged so that the task force can have a comprehensive collection of information about dyslexia response in Iowa. Survey results will be detailed in a report to the Governor and General Assembly in November. This report will be available to the public.

Thank you,

If you have questions about this survey please contact Kathy Bertsch (


Need this survey read aloud?  

You can use your own screen reading software with this survey. This survey is also accessible using the free screen reader extension,  ChromeVox.  Click to install ChromeVox for Google Chrome and click the text you would like read aloud.