Nebraska READing improvement Act

The NebraskaREADS initiative supports the policies and practices outlined in the Nebraska Reading Improvement Act, which was enacted in 2018 and went into effect during the 2019-2020 school year. The law takes a comprehensive approach to improve the early literacy skills of Nebraska’s K-3 students. It emphasizes the importance of strong early reading instruction and individualized supports for students who struggle. The Nebraska Reading Improvement Act values the need to implement with fidelity targeted interventions to bring all students to grade-level proficiency. NebraskaREADS was created to serve the needs of students, educators, and parents along the journey to successful reading..

How LPS Supports NebraskaREADS

Many factors affect students’ achievement and performance on assessments.  Young children develop reading proficiency at different rates.  During the school year, we will frequently monitor the progress of your student to ensure that they are receiving high-quality, effective interventions and instruction. In order to provide a solid foundation in reading for all students, First Graders will receive additional reading support at their individual level.  For students working below grade level expectations, an Individualized Reading Improvement Plan will be developed.  This plan will outline strategies and interventions to assist the student to reach their reading improvement goals. 

If you have any questions regarding the assessments or plan for intervention, please do not hesitate to contact your student’s classroom teacher or principal.

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