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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Consolidated Data Collection (CDC) for Nonpublic Systems Now Open – Due October 15

OPENS
09/01/2021
CLOSES
10/15/2021

Nonpublic Systems Only

OPEN:  September 1 – DUE DATE:  October 15 

Nonpublic Dropouts  

Collects Nonpublic dropout data.  

Nonpublic Membership Report  

Collects membership data from Nonpublic Systems. 

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

Consolidated Data Collection (CDC) for Public Districts Now Open – Due October 15

OPENS
09/01/2021
CLOSES
10/15/2021

Public School Districts Only

OPEN: September 1 – DUE DATE: October 15

Assessed Valuation and Levies
Collects information about assessed valuation by county and fund levies, system square miles, and high school distance.
For questions, contact Kevin Lyons kevin.lyons@nebraska.gov or (402) 471-3323 

Elementary Site Allowance 
Form to be completed by a school district with multiple elementary attendance sites. 
For questions, contact Kevin Lyons kevin.lyons@nebraska.gov or (402) 471-3323 

Estimated Expenditure for LEP and Poverty 
Estimated expenditure for next year’s LEP and Poverty expenditures.
For questions, contact Kevin Lyons kevin.lyons@nebraska.gov or (402) 471-3323 

Human Resources Director Contacts – Open All Year
Used to collect name and email address for correspondence related to notices regarding teacher and administrative certificates, evaluation systems, surveys, and data. The contact listed may have a similar role to an HR Director.
For questions, contact the NDE Helpdesk ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org 

Non-Certificated Staff
Report of Non-Certificated Staff. 
For questions, contact NDE Helpdesk ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org 

PK Instructional Program Hours/K Program 
Collects data regarding the number of hours per week and per year of operation for pre-kindergarten center-based classrooms in the school and data regarding the type of kindergarten program that is offered in the school. 
For questions, contact Tammi Hicken tammi.hicken@nebraska.gov or (402) 471-3184 

Student Growth Adjustment 
School districts must estimate 2021-2022 average daily membership and provide evidence supporting the estimate. 
For questions, contact Kevin Lyons kevin.lyons@nebraska.gov or (402) 471-3323 

Summer School Student Unit 
Number of students by grade who attend summer school. 
For questions, contact Kevin Lyons kevin.lyons@nebraska.gov or (402) 471-3323 

Title I Annual Caseload Count of Children In Local Institutions For Neglected or Delinquent – Due Date: December 5
To provide the State Educational Agency with current information on the location and number of children living in institutions for neglected or delinquent children, or in local correctional institutions. Used in the Title I formula for computing allocations for local educational agencies.
For questions, contact Pat Frost – pat.frost@nebraska.gov (402) 471-2478 

Two-Year New School Adjustment Application 
School districts applying for the two-year new school adjustment will need to provide estimated additional student capacity and provide supporting evidence.
For questions, contact Kevin Lyons kevin.lyons@nebraska.gov or (402) 471-3323 

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

Consolidated Data Collection (CDC) Now Open – Due October 15

OPENS
09/01/2021
CLOSES
10/15/2021

Public Schools Districts, Special Purpose Schools and ESUs

OPEN:  September 1 – DUE DATE:  October 15 

Non-Certificated Staff 

Report of Non-Certificated Staff. This may include bus drivers, food service personnel and any other non-certificated staff not already reported in Staff Reporting. 

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

Support Services Flexible Funding End of Year Report for 2020-2021

Support Services Flexible Funding Final Report for the 2020-2021 Projects – Due 9-30-2021

Support Services – Flexible Funding projects that were submitted and approved for the 2020-2021 school year need to have an End of the Year Final Report submitted and approved for the district to receive reimbursement for funds expended and reported on the 2021 SPEDFRS.

An Amendment to the 2020-21 Project will need to be created and the School-Age End of Year Report completed and submitted for approval.  Based on the new Guidance Document this report needs to be submitted by September 30th and not the October 31st date listed on the GMS Flexible Funding Procedures Overview page.

This report needs to include documentation of data for students identified at risk and received interventions through the project along with total expenditures of the project.

Contact Information: Kris Elmshaeuser (kris.elmshaeuser@nebraska.gov)

Fall 2021 Conditional Permit Requests

OPENS
06/30/2021
CLOSES
09/30/2021

The purpose of this bulletin item is to provide guidance on how to request a conditional permit for teachers who have been hired to start in AUGUST 2021 and may not have all of their necessary documentation prior to the first day of school with students.

CONDITIONAL PERMITS – The certification staff have received applications for May and August graduates and realize that some colleges will not be issuing transcripts until the late August or early September. Occasionally, there are other documents that may not make it to certification until after the start of the first semester. For teachers who have been hired to start in August, we may be able to issue a conditional permit if requested from the school district.

A conditional permit can be issued when we have the following items:

  1. An application and fee
  2. A request for a conditional permit from the school district. NOTE: A request can be completed through a Google Form for those with fall teaching positions at https://forms.gle/dmDh62VPnkJqJv269.
  3. Fingerprints (if needed) – A set of fingerprint cards would need to be logged in our office in order for a conditional to be issued but not cleared by the Nebraska State Patrol.
  4. A document from the college stating that a program has been completed. Preferred: An Institutional Verification form from the college and a “close to final” or transcript showing the human relations and special education courses. Minimum: A letter in lieu of a transcript stating that the candidate has completed a program of study along with the required human relations and special education courses.

Deficiencies that can be placed on the permit include one or a combination of the following: a final transcript, an Institutional Verification form, Praxis I scores, Praxis II score(s), human relations course, special education course, and/or clearance of fingerprints from the Nebraska State Patrol. A limitation on the permit will always be the district requesting the conditional. The items that are missing will determine the length of the permit.

Contact Information: Clayton Waddle (clayton.waddle@nebraska.gov or 402-471-0738)

New ADVISER Validation Digital Equity Warnings for 2021-2022

Public & Special Purpose Schools Only

This notification is intended to inform districts of new errors/warnings that will soon be displayed on the ADVISER Validation website if they have the error(s).

New Digital Equity Warnings for 2021-2022

Warning 788:  Internet Access In Residence Is “Yes” Barrier to internet access in residence populated

Internet Access in Residence is yes then Barrier to internet access in residence should not be populated

Warning 789:  Internet Access In Residence Is “Yes” Internet Performance in Residence is “No”

Internet Access in Residence is yes then Barrier to internet performance in residence should not be marked no

Warning 790:  Primary Learning Device away from school = none; primary learning device access should not be shared or not shared

Primary Learning Device away from school is none then primary learning device access should not be shared or not shared

Warning 791:  Primary Learning Device away from school = none; primary learning device Provider should not be personal or school

Primary Learning Device away from school is none then primary learning device Provider should not be personal or school

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

Nebraska Education Profile (NEP) Secure Data Review

OPENS
09/01/2021
CLOSES
09/16/2021

Public School Districts Only

The NEP Secure has been updated for the 2020-2021 school year to allow districts the following data prior to its release on the NEP Public site on September 17:

About Page
Performance data – NSCAS ELA and Mathematics, ACT
Demographics – Membership, Race/Ethnicity, Kindergarten/Pre-K, Teachers
Program Participation – Free/Reduced Lunch, High Ability Learners, Special Education
Metrics – LA Graduation Requirements, Mathematics Graduation Requirements
Achievement – College Going Rate

The NEP Secure collection is located in the NDE Portal under the Data Collections tab.  An activation code is required which can be obtained from the District Administrator.

If you are concerned with any of the data, please send a ticket to the helpdesk at ADVISERHelp@NebraskaCloud.org.

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

Instructional Materials Data Collection

OPENS
08/03/2021

For Public and Special Purpose Schools Only

Using the Instructional Materials Data Collection, located under the Data Collections tab in the NDE Portal, select the instructional materials used by your district.  (An activation code is required and can be obtained from the District Administrator.) Information that has been submitted previously should be checked for accuracy.

This data collection should be completed by district staff that have knowledge of the instructional materials used for PK, K-12 English Language Arts, K-12 mathematics, and K-8 science.  Respondents will be asked to report instructional materials for the following grade bands: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 (ELA and mathematics only) and the year in which the instructional materials were adopted. In addition, districts will be asked to indicate the primary assessment used to determine if a student has a reading deficiency (per the Nebraska Reading Improvement Act).

Contact Information: Cory Epler (402-405-1973 or cory.epler@nebraska.gov)

Virtual Workdays for ADVISER - 20-21 Follow Up and 21-22 Fall Collections

Public School Districts, Special Purpose Schools and ESUs

The NDE and Vendor trainers have developed a series of ADVISER workdays for 20-21 Follow Up and 21-22 Fall ADVISER data. We encourage all Data Stewards and SPED staff who approve ADVISER data to attend at least one workday. NDE, SRS and SIS Vendor Support will be available to assist you with any questions and troubleshooting. All workdays will be from 9am-3pm Central time. Dates and more information can be found here.

Who Should Attend
Data Stewards, District Administrators/Superintendents, SPED staff responsible for district ADVISER SPED data and any other staff members who review and approve ADVISER data.

NDE Virtual Workday Schedule
• 9am – NDE Presentation
• 10am – possible SRS presentation
• 1030am – possible SIS Vendor presentations
• 11am-3pm – combined NDE, SRS and SIS Vendor Work Time
Lunch and breaks are not scheduled. Please take as needed.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

New ADVISER Validation Warning 787: Student With an Exit Record 213 - Transfer Out to a Nebraska Public School, Without a Following Entry Record Into Another Nebraska Public School District

Public & Special Purpose Schools Only

This notification is intended to inform districts of new errors/warnings that will soon be displayed on the ADVISER Validation website if they have the error(s).

New ADVISER Validation Warning 787: Student With an Exit Record 213 – Transfer Out to a Nebraska Public School, without a following entry record into another Nebraska Public School District

Student With an Exit Record 213 – Transfer Out to a Nebraska Public School, is not currently enrolled another Nebraska Public School District. Either the student was reported in error or needs to be reported by another Nebraska Public School District.

 

Contact Information: Janice D Nitz

New ADVISER Validation Error 786: Student With an Exit Record 214 - Transfer Out to a Nebraska Special Purpose School, Without a Following Entry Record into a Special Purpose School

Public & Special Purpose Schools Only

This notification is intended to inform districts of new errors/warnings that will soon be displayed on the ADVISER Validation website if they have the error(s).

New ADVISER Validation Error 786:  Student With an Exit Record 214 – Transfer Out to a Nebraska Special Purpose School, without a following entry record into a Special Purpose School

Student With an Exit Record “214” – Transfer Out to a Nebraska Special Purpose School, is not currently enrolled Special Purpose School. Either the student was reported in error or needs to be reported by a Special Purpose School.

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

Staff Reporting 2021-2022 Workdays

Assistance for 21-22 Staff Reporting will be available through several upcoming virtual workdays. At each, there will be a brief presentation detailing the changes in Staff Reporting from the previous year and then NDE will be available to answer any questions you have while completing your collection.

Workdays will be held via zoom:
Friday, Sept 10 – 9am-12pm.
Monday, Sept 13 – 1pm-4pm
Thursday, Sept 16 – 9am-12pm

The zoom meeting link will be sent upon Registration, which can be done here.

The Staff Reporting 2021-2022 collection is now open and state statute requires Public Districts and Nonpublic Systems to submit a Fall Personnel Report by September 15. Special Purpose Schools, Educational Service Units and Interim Programs (Rule 18) should also report during this time frame as well.

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

Renewal and Acceleration with Data Virtual Webinar – September 8 – 930am-1130am CDT

In lieu of our traditional in-person Data Conference held annually in Kearney, we have transitioned this event into a series of shorter, informational webinars catering to the needs of Nebraska school districts/systems at thoughtfully determined points throughout the year.

Additionally, the new monthly webinar series will be taking the place of the ADVISER District Meetings which had occurred at 10am on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Part of each webinar will be dedicated to ADVISER status updates, so any district users who attended the old meeting are encouraged to sign up for the webinars instead.

Next week will be our 3rd monthly webinar. Topics scheduled include:
9:30 am – 10:00 am   ADVISER Monthly Update & Feedback (Max Reiner)
10:00 am – 10:40 am   Innovation Network and ADVISER Dashboard (David Hefley)
10:40 am – 10:50 am   Break
10:50 am – 11:30 am   Staff Reporting (Naomi Kohles)

The event is free, but registration is required. To register and for more information please visit: https://data.events.education.ne.gov/ (These webinars are completely free to attend, however we do require you register for each date. As webinar dates pass, the ‘Upcoming Webinar’ box will be updated to reflect information and a registration link to the next scheduled webinar. Archive recordings of past webinars will be available under the accordion menus approximately 48 hours following the live broadcast.)

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

Consolidated Data Collection (CDC) Now Open – Due October 15

OPENS
09/01/2021
CLOSES
10/15/2021

Public Schools Districts, Special Purpose Schools and ESUs

OPEN:  September 1 – DUE DATE:  October 15 

Non-Certificated Staff 

Report of Non-Certificated Staff. This may include bus drivers, food service personnel and any other non-certificated staff not already reported in Staff Reporting. 

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

New ADVISER Validation Warning 787: Student With an Exit Record 213 - Transfer Out to a Nebraska Public School, Without a Following Entry Record Into Another Nebraska Public School District

Public & Special Purpose Schools Only

This notification is intended to inform districts of new errors/warnings that will soon be displayed on the ADVISER Validation website if they have the error(s).

New ADVISER Validation Warning 787: Student With an Exit Record 213 – Transfer Out to a Nebraska Public School, without a following entry record into another Nebraska Public School District

Student With an Exit Record 213 – Transfer Out to a Nebraska Public School, is not currently enrolled another Nebraska Public School District. Either the student was reported in error or needs to be reported by another Nebraska Public School District.

 

Contact Information: Janice D Nitz