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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IDEA MOE for Compliance Standard – OPENING: March 30 – CLOSE DATE: May 15


IDEA Part B Special Education Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Application for Compliance Standard for the school year 2021-2022 opens March 30. The report may be accessed within the NDE Portal under the Data Collection tab. An activation code is required to add the collection to Portal accounts, which can be obtained from the District Administrator.

School district receipt of IDEA dollars is contingent upon maintaining fiscal effort for Special Education. Districts must expend a greater or equal amount of local or local/state funds from a previous year’s highest level to meet the MOE requirement. Final calculations based on actual special education school district expenditures/receipts/data obtained from the 2021-2022 AFR, GMS, and ADVISER are available and have been compared to the highest levels of fiscal effort. As a result, calculations for meeting the IDEA MOE Compliance Standard may have resulted in a MOE excess or shortage that requires school district review for determination of adjustments or credits that could modify the MOE level.

Contact Information: Greg Prochazka (

New CDC staff data collection for Special Education Teacher Retention opening 3/1/2023


A new Consolidated Data Collections (CDC) app has been recently added and is opening as of March 1, 2023 for collecting data until March 31, 2023 for all public districts and ESUs in the NDE Portal. This new collection identifies staff that were listed as a Special Education Teacher in the prior year’s Staff Reporting data who are not identified in the same position in the current school year. For these staff, this new CDC app will collect a reason that each of these staff were not retained by the district. In future school years, this CDC collection is planned to open on 12/1 and close by 1/31 each year, referencing the Staff Reporting data that was entered in the Fall.


The instructions for the new CDC collection can be found at NDE’s website here. In addition, this new collection was featured in the January 2023 NDE data conference webinar – please refer to the slides and recording found at

Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (