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ADVISER 2020-2021 Fall Workdays

As many of you already know, the NDE has replaced onsite workdays with virtual workdays for the time being. NDE, along with VST Trainers, have worked together to come up with a virtual workday schedule and agenda. We encourage all Data Stewards and SPED staff who approve ADVISER SRS data to attend at least one morning NDE/SRS presentation. NDE, SRS and SIS Vendor Support will be available to assist you with any questions and troubleshooting after that time.

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.

All attendees please register through the link below.  We are maintaining a single registration for the Virtual Workdays.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

2020 Fall ADVISER Virtual Workday Schedule

Date ESU Support NDE
Helpdesk Member(s)
Vendor Breakout Groups
Tuesday, September 29 Lois Hafer
Melissa Engel
ESU 10 PS
Ginny Carter
Naomi Kohles
Denise Schuyler
Max Reiner
PowerSchool
GoEdustar
SRS
Thursday, October 1 Melissa Engel
Lois Hafer
NebPS
Naomi Kohles
Denise Schuyler
PowerSchool
JMC
SRS
Monday, October 5 (MT)
**9am Mountain Time**
Melissa Engel
Lois Hafer
ESU 10 PS
Denise Schuyler
Ginny Carter
PowerSchool
IC
JMC
SRS
Wednesday, October 7 Melissa Engel
Lois Hafer
NebPS
Naomi Kohles
Denise Schuyler
PowerSchool
NebSIS
SRS
Friday, October 9 Lois Hafer
Aimee Muehling
Ginny Carter
Naomi Kohles
PowerSchool
IC
SRS
Monday, October 12 Lois Hafer
NebPS
Naomi Kohles
Ginny Carter
Max Reiner
PowerSchool
Synergy
SRS
Tuesday, October 13 Melissa Engel
Lois Hafer
Aimee Muehling
Denise Schuyler
Naomi Kohles
PowerSchool
SRS
Thursday, October 15 Melissa Engel
Lois Hafer
ESU 10 PS
Denise Schuyler
Ginny Carter
PowerSchool
IC
SRS

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

New ADVISER Validation – Student Enrollment – Error #769 – Option In Students With Less Than 100 FTE

Public & Special Purpose Schools Only

This notification is intended to inform districts of new errors that are displayed on the Adviser Validation webpage, if the error is applicable.

Error 769 – Enrollment Option students can only be optioned in for 100 FTE, they cannot be optioned part-time. Check to make sure the residence status is correct or make a correction to the FTE.

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

Identification of English Learners During Remote Instruction

The U.S. Department of Education recognizes that extended school closures have made it difficult for states to implement their statewide, standardized entrance procedures and has allowed SEAs to issue temporary guidance to assist districts in identifying English Learners as quickly as possible in order to begin providing services for those students. This temporary guidance for Nebraska districts is in effect from the period when school closures began during the 2019-2020 school year and extends to the point at which in-person instruction resumes, but is not to exceed beyond December 31, 2020.

Temporary Change from Regular Procedures

Potential English Learners (ELs) who enroll in Nebraska districts may be identified as presumptive ELs based on a home language survey with appropriate follow up. This follow up may include, among other things, discussion with parents and/or students (as appropriate) in order to provide needed language services, if the alternative is failing to provide any English language services to students in need of them.

District Responsibilities

  1. Maintain records to indicate which students have been identified as presumptive ELs.
  2. Formal identification, once in-person instruction resumes, will need to take place according to the following timeline:
    • Districts who return to in-person instruction and can administer a screener instrument (either the ELPA21 Dynamic Screener or a screener which meets the requirements of Rule 15) by December 31, 2020 shall administer a screener to each student presumptively identified as an EL to confirm or rescind the presumptive identification of these students. Correct district SIS records as needed.
    • Students who are not physically present and able to be screened by December 31, 2020 shall have their presumptive identification confirmed or rescinded by the ELPA21 Summative, scheduled to be administered between February 8 – March…Read More › – Identification of English Learners During Remote Instruction

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

2020-2021 ADVISER Data Elements

Public Schools, Special Purpose Schools and ESU’s

A revised 2020-2021 ADVISER Data Elements is now available on the ADVISER Resources website here. Updates include a revised Student Indicator (Internet Access in Residence) and updates to a select few Special Education Setting codes.

 

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

New ADVISER Validation – Student Enrollment – Error #770 – Program Begin Date Prior to Student Birth Date

Public & Special Purpose Schools Only

This notification is intended to inform districts of new errors that could be displayed on the Adviser Validation webpage if they have the error(s).

Error 770 – Program begin date cannot be prior to students birth date.  Correct program begin date or verify student birth date is reported correctly.

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