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

2020-2021 ADVISER Follow Up Collection

Public and Special Purpose Schools

With the changes to the ADVISER Follow Up collection due dates (now Sept 15/Oct 2), it is more important than ever to ensure your ADVISER Year End data is correct by June 15/June 30.)

This includes (but is not limited to):
English Learner
Student and Teacher Course Sections (all courses completed during the regular school year)
School Enrollment (especially 2020-2021 Completers and end of year transfers)
Special Education (especially transfers and exiters)

The Follow Up Collection is meant for data which is not reportable by June 15th. All other data available in June is expected to be reported during the Year End Collection window.

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (

Data Visualization and Use Network Application


Public School Districts and ESUs Only

The Nebraska Department of Education has established a set of five Education Innovation Networks (EINs) to support statewide and district access and feature development. These Innovation Networks support the NDE’s commitment to equity of “ensuring equity of access by supporting quality instructional materials” and will provide an opportunity for interested districts to apply for future competitive grants.

The Data Visualization and Use (DVUN) EIN will explore how to:

  • Make the most of ADVISER Dashboard access and available student-level data
  • Use data tools to better understand a class, school, district, or region
  • Leverage many data types to improve outcomes
  • Tell a compelling story by matching the right data with the right visualization

We invite you to apply to a free six-session program where you’ll learn how to use powerful data tools to set strategic goals and improve educational outcomes, as well as participate in discussions around innovative projects and ideas.  The deadline for application is Friday, April 23 and selected participants will be notified Friday, April 30th.

The application is available on this page:

Additional information about the Education Innovation Networks and the Data Visualization Network is also available on this page:


Contact Information: David Hefley (

New ADVISER Validation High Ability Learner Error #784: Honors or Advanced Placement Student Reported Below 9th Grade

Public & Special Purpose Schools Only

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

New Error 784 – Honors or Advanced Placement Student Reported Below 9th Grade

If a student is not in 9th – 12th grade, they cannot have a Student Characteristic of “Honors or Advanced Placement”. Please update the student’s Grade Level or remove this Student Characteristic from the student’s demographic record.

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (

DHHS Superintendent Letter Updates

Public School Districts Only

The automated DHHS Superintendent Letter is used by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services – Children and Family Services (DHHS), in collaboration with the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE), to notify school districts when one of their students becomes a State ward and current status in the child welfare system.  A letter is also sent when a State ward enters or exits a Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center (YRTC).

Beginning April 12th, updated versions of the DHHS Superintendent Letter  will be available to Superintendents through the NDE Portal.  In addition to updated content, recent changes include:

  • Condensing 5 out of the 11 versions into the new Change in Circumstances Letter.  This letter is used when a change occurs in out-of-home placements, school districts, parental contact restrictions, parental rights, or the Case Worker assigned.
  • The option of sending a Superintendent Letter to multiple school districts, including the district attending when made a State ward, school district currently attending (if different), and last school district attended (if different).

The DHHS Superintendent Letter collection is found under the Data Collections tab in the NDE Portal.  An activation code obtained from the Superintendent is needed to add the collection to  NDE Portal accounts.

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk ( or Michele Borg (

Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) ADVISER Verification Reports Now Available

CRDC Verification reports are now available in the ADVISER Validation site for the 2020-21 school year.  There are several reports available.  These reports show the data that districts have reported through ADVISER.  It is important that you review these reports carefully as this is the information that NDE will be submitting to CRDC on your behalf.  This is only a portion of the data that districts are required to submit to CRDC.  Districts still have the responsibility for validating/verifying CRDC information and doing final submission.

Link to CRDC website: Civil Rights Data Collection

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (

2021-2022 Course Codes and Clearing Endorsement Document Now Available

The 2021-2022 Course Codes and Clearing Endorsement document is now available.

This document has changed from previous years.  It is now an online searchable document.  It is no longer a 300+ page pdf document.

It can be found on the ADVISER Resources page:

Direct link is:


Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (

New ADVISER Validation Student Enrollment Error 782: Dropout Reported for Student in Grade Level Below 7th Grade

Public & Special Purpose Schools Only

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

New Error 782: Dropout Reported for Student in Grade Level Below 7th Grade

Description: An enrollment record was reported for a student with a 202 Dropout exit withdrawal code and the student is also reported in a grade level below 7th grade. Please correct the student’s grade level, or change their exit withdrawal code. Typically a 205 “Not Enrolled Eligible to Return” would be used for PK – 6th grade students if it is not known where the student is enrolled. If the student’s enrollment has been confirmed, a 201 “Transfer Out” code could be used.

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (

IDEA MOE for Compliance Standard – OPEN: April 7 – DUE DATE: May 21


Public Schools Only

IDEA Part B Special Education Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Application for Compliance Standard for school year 2019-2020 opens April 7. The report may be accessed within the NDE Portal under the Data Collection tab. An activation code obtained from the District Administrator is needed to access the collection in the Portal.

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 highest level to meet the MOE requirement. Final calculations based on actual special education school district expenditures/receipts/data obtained from the 2019-2020 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 (402-531-9096 or

P-EBT File Upload/Pandemic SNAP Benefits for Families

Public School Districts and Nonpublic Systems

The Families First Coronavirus Act proposes to provide Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to SNAP and non-SNAP households with children who temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID-19 related disruptions. In preparation to distribute these benefits, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are requesting LEAs provide student free and reduced-price meal eligibility data and classroom learning mode information.

Students are eligible if they meet these criteria:

  • The student must have been determined eligible for free or reduced-price school meals for school year 2020-21.
    • AND the school they attend has been closed or operating at reduced attendance or hours for 5 consecutive days. 
    • OR the student has opted in for remote learning.
    • OR the student has been quarantined.

To ensure your students receive these benefits please upload the list of eligible students…Read More › – P-EBT File Upload/Pandemic SNAP Benefits for Families

Contact Information: For Tech Assistance: NDE Helpdesk ( or 888-285-0556) - For P-EBT Questions:

Save the Date! NDE Data Conference

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) will be hosting a Virtual Data Conference on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Event details and the conference agenda will be coming soon!

This conference also marks the kick-off of monthly virtual data updates from NDE staff.  Stay tuned!

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (

February State Board of Education Disciplinary Action Against Educators

The link below contains State Board disciplinary action taken against Nebraska educators for the month of February 2021. Please refer to the NDE Bulletin for any future disciplinary action notifications.


Contact Information: Certification Investigations: