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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2023-24 ESSA Data Collection


The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) aims to improve student academic achievement and ensure equitable access to effective educators. ESSA requires Title I schools to report the ratio of disadvantaged students—economically disadvantaged or racial and ethnic minorities—taught by inexperienced teachers, teachers teaching outside their endorsed area, or teachers considered ineffective. Due to the sensitive nature of this data, it will be collected separately from staff reporting.

Key Collection Dates: This report is being created to satisfy the federal requirement for the current 2023-24 school year.
June 24th: An email will be sent to all Nebraska superintendents with an Excel template created by the NDE to upload Teacher IDs of any ineffective teachers identified by the district.
August 5th: All submissions must be completed by this date.

Key Information:

  • Definition of Ineffective Teachers: As of 2023, Nebraska defines “ineffective” teachers as those identified in the lowest tier of a district’s local evaluation system.
  • Reporting: The purpose of the report is to report the ratio of ineffective teachers to Title I students. The NDE will create a statewide baseline report that will be shared with all districts to  support informed decisions to improve educational effectiveness.
  • New Data Opportunity: This process is more than a compliance measure; it is an opportunity to align educator evaluations with values and standards that promote growth and effectiveness.
  • Consolidated Data: The “ineffective teacher” report will be embedded into the Educator Effectiveness Data collected from each district. This report includes teachers who are out-of-field and inexperienced. These data points are already collected from each district’s Staff Reporting data in the fall of each school year.


Who is responsible for uploading this data?

Read More › – 2023-24 ESSA Data Collection

Contact Information: Director of Statewide Teacher and Principal Support: Dr. Ryan Ricenbaw -

Summer EBT Benefits FAQ Posted & District File Upload App Now Available


The Nutrition Services website has been updated with new resources for the 2024 Summer EBT program. This includes a new FAQ document based on feedback from the recent Q&A webinars with district food program staff. Recordings of those can be found here and here.

The updated “SEBT File Upload” application was also opened last week in the NDE Portal. Districts can submit files here to request SEBT benefits for their students. The first due date for file uploads is Friday 5/17/2024, but if districts are not able to submit by that date there are multiple upcoming issuances and due dates (see the FAQ mentioned above). The latest instructions for districts SEBT file uploads can be found here, and the Excel file template can be downloaded here.

Contact Information: NDE Nutrition Services (