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.
NDE Portal

Rule 11: Prekindergarten Program Report


Public School District and ESU’s

All public school district and educational service units are required to complete a Rule 11 Prekindergarten Report.  Districts or ESUs operating prekindergarten programs are required to indicate on the Prekindergarten Report if they are in compliance or indicate areas of noncompliance.

The Prekindergarten report can now be found on the NDE portal.

1.       Open

2.      Login with your username and password.

5.       Go to “Data collections” tab on the top left.

6.       In “Online” you can see “Prekindergarten Report”, click on the add button which will direct you to an activation code page.

7.       In activation code please enter the code, which is given to you by district administrator and press “ADD”.

8.       Then go back to “Data collections” tab and then you can open the applications.

Contact Information: Tammi Hicken (

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 (

Special Education Financial Reporting System (SPEDFRS) – Opens September 1


Special Education Financial Reporting System (SPEDFRS) will open September 1, 2020 – October 31 @ midnight.  Join Zoom Meeting – scheduled for Tuesday, September 01, 2020 @ 10:00 -10:30 a.m. Central Standard Time (; Meeting ID: 402 471 2637 (to be recorded)

This submission generates reimbursement payments for School Age Special Education and Transportation costs. This data collection is accessible through the NDE Portal under the Data Collections tab.  (An Activation Code is required to add the collection to the Portal accounts.)

Contact Information: For Portal Data Entry Questions: NDE Helpdesk ( For Financial Questions: Lori Adams (

Nebraska Education Profile (NEP) Data Element Release Dates

Public Schools Only

Below are the data element release dates for the 2020 Nebraska Education Profile (NEP).  The NEP provides information and data about Nebraska public schools and student performance.  The majority of Nebraska education data for the 2020-2021 school year will be released to the public via the NEP on September 30, 2020. Schools and districts can preview most data elements on September 16, 2020, ahead of the public release, through the NEP Secure collection, located in the NDE Portal under the Data Collections tab.  (An activation code is required.)

For more information, please visit the NEP Calendar Projected Data Releases page on the NEP.

September 16, 2020 Membership & Demographics data released on NEP Secure Portal (district view only, not public) for district review.
September 30, 2020 Membership & Demographics data released to NEP Snapshot (public) site.
November 18, 2020 Graduation, Dropout, and Mobility data released on NEP Secure Portal (district view only, not public) for district review.
December 10, 2020 Graduation, Dropout, and Mobility data released on NEP Snapshot (public) site.

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (