Nebraska

State Education Agency (SEA) Dyslexia Legislation

Has Legislation?Yes

Parent Opt-Out/Consent Procedures by Law?
No
SEA Recognizes IDA Definition?
Yes
SEA Recognizes State Definition?
Yes
SEA Has Dyslexia Specialist?
No

Nebraska LB645

Nebraska LB645 defines dyslexia to reflect the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) definition.


Screening

Required?No

Parents Must Be Notified of Results?
No
SEA Publishes List of Screeners?
Yes
Annual Reporting to the SEA?
No
Response to Intervention for Student Learning Disability Eligibility in 2010?
Permitted by law
Severe Discrepancy for Student Learning Disability Eligibility in 2010?
Permitted by guidelines
Student Learning Disability Eligibility (Zirkel & Thomas 2010 Classification)?
RTI permitted, SD permitted only by guidelines

Nebraska does not have dyslexia screening legislation.

Nebraska's Technical Assistance Manual on Dyslexia states, "Screening should take place at the beginning of each school year in kindergarten through grade 2. Schools should use measures that are efficient, reliable, and reasonably valid. For students who are at risk for reading difficulties,  progress in reading and reading  related-skills should be monitored on a monthly or even weekly basis to determine whether students are making adequate progress or need additional support. Because  available screening measures, especially in kindergarten and grade 1, are imperfect, schools are encouraged to conduct a second screening mid-year."


Pre-service

Required?No

Nebraska does not have pre-service legislation related to dyslexia.


In-service

Required?No

Nebraska does not have in-service legislation related to dyslexia.


Intervention

Required?No

Multisensory?
Promoted
Evidence-Based?
Promoted
Explicit/Direct?
Promoted
MTSS/RTI?
Promoted

Nebraska does not require dyslexia intervention. However, the state handbook promotes the use of MTSS and instruction that is evidence-based, explicit, and multisensory.


Literacy State-identified Measurable Result (SIMR) - Part B

Has Literacy SIMR?Yes


Resources

Nebraska Technical Assistance Document for Dyslexia

Decoding Dyslexia Nebraska


Citations

Zirkel, P. A., & Thomas, L. B. (2010). State laws for RTI: An updated snapshot. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42(3), 56-63.

Gearin, B., Turtura, J., Kame’enui, E. J., Nelson, N. J., & Fien, H. (2018). A Multiple Streams Analysis of Recent Changes to State-Level Dyslexia Education Law. Educational Policy, 0895904818807328.

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08/11/2020 - 1:47pm