LB 645 - Adds Dyslexia

This legislation added dyslexia to the special education statute. It defines dyslexia as a specified learning disability. Click on the link to read the bill. https://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/105/PDF/Intro/LB645.pdf

LB 1052 - Dyslexia Legislation

This legislation states that beginning in 2018-2019 school year, every student with characteristics of dyslexia shall receive evidence-based multisensory structured literacy instruction. Starting in 2019, all Nebraska teacher education programs shall include instruction in best practices in teaching reading, and in the science and signs of dyslexia. Read more by clicking on the link. https://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/105/PDF/Slip/LB1052.pdf

LB 1081 - The Nebraska Reading Improvement Act

Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, an approved reading assessment shall be administered three times per year to students in grades K-3. All students who fall below the threshold level of performance, as determined by the assessments, will be identified as having a reading deficiency. A supplemental reading intervention program shall be provided all students with a reading deficiency. Read more by clicking on the link below. Go to page 14 of the bill, sections 20-26. https://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/105/PDF/Slip/LB1081.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions About the Reading Improvement Act from NDE

https://nebraskadyslexia.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/NDE-Nebraska-READS-Brochure-2019-FAQS.pdf

Technical Assistance Document

https://nebraskadyslexia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/NebraskaDyslexiaHandbook.pdf