ATTENTION ALL NDE PORTAL USERS:
Please log onto your portal accounts and go to the “My Profile” tab and check to make sure your contact information (especially the email address) is up to date. It is very important to keep this information updated as the Department of Education uses the email address that is in the users’ Portal account to send vital information.
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2020-2021 ADVISER Follow Up Collection

Public and Special Purpose Schools

As announced in February, the Due and Audit Window Close Dates for the 2020-2021 ADVISER Follow Up collection have been revised, in order to better accommodate federal reporting due dates:
New Due Date: September 15, 2021 (previously October 15)
New Audit Window Close Date: October 2, 2021 (previously October 31)

There are several reasons for the change including:
To better capture summer Special Education exiters, and
To spread out the amount of data due at one time

This means all 2020-2021 data is expected to be submitted through the Year End collection (due June 15). The Year End collection should include all 20-21 courses, graduates, transfers, and SPED exiters. The Follow Up collection exists solely to capture changes that occur between June 15 and September 15.

 

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org)

DUE SOON! Future Ready District Technology Profile for Public Districts and Non-Public systems

OPENS
03/17/2021
CLOSES
03/31/2021

There are only 2 weeks remaining for all public and non-public districts to submit the annual Future Ready District Technology Profile. Submissions must be completed in the NDE portal by March 31, 2021. This is a requirement for all public districts each year and this year for all non-public districts who wish to participate in state CARES I or II and GEERS funded programs and reimbursements. If you have any questions regarding the District Technology Profile you can visit the NDE website here: https://www.education.ne.gov/educational-technology/technology-plan/.

 

Contact Information: Dorann Avey

Future Ready District Technology Profile 2020-2021 for Public Districts

Future Ready District Technology Profile 2020-2021 – Due Date: 03/31/2021

The Future Ready District Technology Profile 2020-2021 will be available to public school districts on the NDE Portal under the “Data Collections” tab beginning January 25. An activation code is required to add the collection to the NDE Portal account, obtained from the District Administrator.

More information and resources related to the District Technology Profile are available for districts/systems (public and non-public) can be found January 15th on the NDE website:

https://www.education.ne.gov/educational-technology/technology-plan/

The website includes links to the following documents:

  1. PDF version of the new profile instrument
  2. PDF of the instructions to access the profile in the portal
  3. PDF of frequently asked questions (FAQ’s)

If you have difficulties accessing the documents on the NDE website, please contact the Digital Learning Office at nde.digitallearning@nebraska.gov to request that the documents be emailed to you.

Contact Information: Dorann Avey, NDE Digital Learning Director (dorann.avey@nebraska.gov or nde.digitallearning@nebraska.gov)

Future Ready District Technology Profile 2020-2021 for Public Districts and Nonpublic Systems

UPDATED INFO FOR NONPUBLIC SYSTEMS

Future Ready District Technology Profile 2020-2021 – Due Date: 03/31/2021

PLEASE NOTE NEW INFORMATION – The nonpublic systems profile will be available for nonpublic systems through NDE Portal under the “Data Collections” tab beginning January 25 as well. An activation code is required to add the collection to the NDE Portal account, obtained from the District Administrator.

More information and resources related to the new District Technology Profile are available for districts/systems (public and non-public) on the NDE website beginning January 15th:

https://www.education.ne.gov/educational-technology/technology-plan/

The website includes links to the following documents:

  1. PDF version of the new profile instrument
  2. PDF of the instructions to access the profile in the portal
  3. PDF of frequently asked questions (FAQ’s)
  4. On January 25, link for Non-public Schools (Public schools districts must use the NDE portal)

If you have difficulties accessing the documents on the NDE website, please contact the Digital Learning Office at nde.digitallearning@nebraska.gov to request that the documents be emailed to you.

Contact Information: Dorann Avey, NDE Digital Learning Director (dorann.avey@nebraska.gov or nde.digitallearning@nebraska.gov)

Special Education Post-School Outcomes Collection

OPENS
02/05/2021
CLOSES
03/25/2021

Public School Districts Only

The Special Education Post-School Outcomes report for submitting contact information for students with a disability who exited special education in 2019-2020 school year is located on the NDE Portal under the Data Collection tab. An activation code is required to add the collection to a Portal account.

Accurate student contact information will assure your students will be contacted and included in this required Post School Outcome collection. Please be sure to scroll down on the report to enter each student’s contact information as indicated. This collection is considered for each school district’s annual federally required “determination”.

Contact Information: Robyn Okamoto (robyn.okamoto@nebraska.gov)

Revised Staff Reporting 2020-2021 Guidance

Public Schools, Nonpublic Systems, Special Purpose Schools, ESU’s and Rule 18/Interim Facilities

A revised 2020-2021 Staff Reporting guidance document is now available at the Staff Reporting website here. The only revision is the addition of Staff Position Assignment Code F-2112 (Mental Health Practitioner – Other Federal Funds).

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org)

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org or 888-285-0556)

DUE SOON! Future Ready District Technology Profile for Public Districts and Non-Public systems

OPENS
03/17/2021
CLOSES
03/31/2021

There are only 2 weeks remaining for all public and non-public districts to submit the annual Future Ready District Technology Profile. Submissions must be completed in the NDE portal by March 31, 2021. This is a requirement for all public districts each year and this year for all non-public districts who wish to participate in state CARES I or II and GEERS funded programs and reimbursements. If you have any questions regarding the District Technology Profile you can visit the NDE website here: https://www.education.ne.gov/educational-technology/technology-plan/.

 

Contact Information: Dorann Avey

DUE SOON! Future Ready District Technology Profile for Public Districts and Non-Public systems

Opens: 03/17/2021   Closes: 03/31/2021

There are only 2 weeks remaining for all public and non-public districts to submit the annual Future Ready District Technology Profile. Submissions must be completed in the NDE portal by March 31, 2021. This is a requirement for all public districts each year and this year for all non-public districts who wish to participate in state CARES I or II and GEERS funded programs and reimbursements. If you have any questions regarding the District Technology Profile you can visit the NDE website here: https://www.education.ne.gov/educational-technology/technology-plan/.

 

Contact Information: Dorann Avey

Save the Date! NDE Data Conference

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) will be hosting a Virtual Data Conference on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Event details and the conference agenda will be coming soon!

This conference also marks the kick-off of monthly virtual data updates from NDE staff.  Stay tuned!

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org)

2020-2021 Teacher Vacancy Survey Report - Available Now

Opens: 03/01/2021   Closes: 03/29/2021

In the fall of 2020 the annual Nebraska Teacher Vacancy Survey was made available to all 244 Nebraska public school districts, 17 Nebraska Educational Service Units (ESU), and 178 nonpublic school systems to gather data relating to teacher supply. The information is essential for determining official teacher shortage areas and will be reported to the US Department of Education (USDE) this year for the 2021-22 school year.

Teachers employed to teach in a content area that has been designated as an official teacher shortage area by the USDE may be eligible for federal teacher loan forgiveness opportunities.  NDE does NOT work with federal teacher loan forgiveness programs and individuals seeking information about this must contact the US Department of Education: USDE Student Aid Information Center Website.

The survey of all 439 Nebraska districts/ESU/systems requested the following information:

  • the endorsement areas of the positions that were not filled with fully qualified teachers;
  • the reasons why the applicant pool was not sufficient;
  • what the district/system did to address the unfilled positions.

The list of shortage areas for Nebraska and proposed areas for the USDE for the 2021-22 school year can be found on the NDE Educator Preparation website under the Teacher Shortage Survey link.  You can also access the Full Report and Survey Summary on this website.

Contact Information: Kim Snyder (kim.snyder@nebraska.gov)

2020-2021 Teacher Vacancy Survey Report - Available Now

OPENS
03/01/2021
CLOSES
03/29/2021

In the fall of 2020 the annual Nebraska Teacher Vacancy Survey was made available to all 244 Nebraska public school districts, 17 Nebraska Educational Service Units (ESU), and 178 nonpublic school systems to gather data relating to teacher supply. The information is essential for determining official teacher shortage areas and will be reported to the US Department of Education (USDE) this year for the 2021-22 school year.

Teachers employed to teach in a content area that has been designated as an official teacher shortage area by the USDE may be eligible for federal teacher loan forgiveness opportunities.  NDE does NOT work with federal teacher loan forgiveness programs and individuals seeking information about this must contact the US Department of Education: USDE Student Aid Information Center Website.

The survey of all 439 Nebraska districts/ESU/systems requested the following information:

  • the endorsement areas of the positions that were not filled with fully qualified teachers;
  • the reasons why the applicant pool was not sufficient;
  • what the district/system did to address the unfilled positions.

The list of shortage areas for Nebraska and proposed areas for the USDE for the 2021-22 school year can be found on the NDE Educator Preparation website under the Teacher Shortage Survey link.  You can also access the Full Report and Survey Summary on this website.

Contact Information: Kim Snyder (kim.snyder@nebraska.gov)

February State Board of Education Disciplinary Action Against Educators

The link below contains State Board disciplinary action taken against Nebraska educators for the month of February 2021. Please refer to the NDE Bulletin for any future disciplinary action notifications.

https://cdn.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/RECENT-DISCIPLINARY-ACTIONS.pdf.

 

Contact Information: Certification Investigations: nde.investigations@nebraska.gov

2021-2022 ADVISER Calendar Released

The 2021-2022 ADVISER Calendar has been released on the ADVISER Resources website. Please note that the Due Date and Audit Window Close Date for the 2020-2021 ADVISER Follow Up collection have been revised in order to better accommodate federal reporting due dates. All 2020-2021 data corrections should be submitted into ADVISER by September 15, 2021 (instead of October 15 as in previous years). The Follow Up collection audit window will close  October 2, 2021. The 2021-2022 Fall collection dates are not changing, and will be due October 15 as in previous years.

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org)

Updated Dates: ELPA21 Important Information - Entering Reason Not Tested Codes - OPEN NOW

Opens: 02/11/2021   Closes: 04/02/2021

The ELPA21 window is currently open and has been extended through April 2, 2021.  ALL students identified in TIDE as English Learners must have either a score for each domain test or a Reason Not Tested (RNT) code for each domain test entered.  The window for districts to review their data and enter RNT codes will be available from February 22nd through April 16th. For additional information, please refer to the TIDE User Guide, beginning on p. 90.

Contact Information: Allyson Olson (allyson.olson@nebraska.gov or 402-471-4694)

Special Education Post-School Outcomes Collection

Opens: 02/05/2021   Closes: 03/25/2021

Public School Districts Only

The Special Education Post-School Outcomes report for submitting contact information for students with a disability who exited special education in 2019-2020 school year is located on the NDE Portal under the Data Collection tab. An activation code is required to add the collection to a Portal account.

Accurate student contact information will assure your students will be contacted and included in this required Post School Outcome collection. Please be sure to scroll down on the report to enter each student’s contact information as indicated. This collection is considered for each school district’s annual federally required “determination”.

Contact Information: Robyn Okamoto (robyn.okamoto@nebraska.gov)