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 ADVISER Validation Course Codes / Grades Error #795 – High School Course With No Planned Instructional Time Reported

Public & Special Purpose Schools Only

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

This new ADVISER Validation error will be activated next week:

Warning #795 – High School Course With No Planned Instructional Time Reported

Warning – a high school course section was reported having zero minutes for the Instructional Time Planned field. Without this field being provided, this course section is not able to be counted for Rule 10 Instructional Unit totals. Please update the Course Offering record associated with the section in order to provide the number of instructional minutes in that field if applicable.

Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (

Consolidated Data Collection (CDC) Collections for Public School Districts – Opened March 1 – Due May 1


Nonpublic Federal Programs Within Boundaries Consultation

Every public school district in Nebraska that has one or more nonpublic systems located within the public school district’s geographic boundaries must complete this form.  It is the responsibility of the public school district to submit this completed form to the Nebraska Department of Education. A form will need to be completed for each nonpublic system geographically located within the public school district attendance area to document that the nonpublic system was consulted regarding potential participation in a federal program.

For more information, contact Jim Kent at

Title I Nonpublic Consultation Form

Every District receiving Title I funds and having resident low-income school aged students attending a nonpublic school will need to complete this collection. The public district is not required to complete or submit a Title I Nonpublic Consultation form for Rule 12 or 13 exempt status schools. A form will need to be completed for each nonpublic system that has reported having students eligible for free or reduced lunch as reported in the Nonpublic Membership Report.

For more information contact Jim Kent at

Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (

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 (

Educator Effectiveness Mini-Summits


Instead of holding the traditional Educator Effectiveness Summit in June this year, the NDE’s S.E.E.D. Educator Effectiveness Team will be holding regional Mini-Summits. Each Mini-Summit will be one day long. The audience will be school administrators and their teacher leaders (up to five per district). BUT we would also like our ESU and Educator Preparation Program friends, our NDE colleagues, and our NSEA friends to attend if possible. The conversations and activities will focus on assisting districts in articulating how their system is set up to support and develop their teachers and principals. Those who did not attend the June 2022 Educator Effectiveness Summit will be led through an activity using faux educator data and the Nebraska Teacher and Principal Performance Standards (NTPPS) which will allow them to consider different pieces of educator data and how to analyze those pieces of data in conjunction with student data.

For those who attended the June 2022 Educator Effectiveness Summit, there will be an additional level of activities around staff and student data—taking what was learned in June 2022 and turning it into action.

We look forward to having these conversations with districts because knowing how to articulate their district’s educator support and development within their own contexts can have an impact on their recruitment and retention abilities and subsequently an impact on student achievement. We sure hope you can attend.

 WHEN and WHERE:                                        

April 5 – University of Nebraska-Lincoln      

April 18 – Wayne State College

Registration Link: 

Contact Information:

ELPA21 Important Information – Entering Reason Not Tested Codes

The ELPA21 window runs from Monday, February 6 through Friday, March 24, 2023. ALL students identified in TIDE as English Learners must have either a score for each domain test or a Reason Not Tested (RNT) code for each domain test entered.  The window for districts to review their data and enter RNT codes will be available from February 21 through April 7, 2023. For additional information, please refer to the TIDE User Guide. 

Contact Information: Allyson DenBeste ( or 402-405-5212)

Staff Reporting 22-23 Updates

A revised 2022-2023 Staff Reporting guidance document is now available at the Staff Reporting website here. Revisions include the addition of two new FAQ’s specific to reporting Substitutes and Coaches. These can be found in Appendix G.

We will discuss these updates (and new related errors in NSSRS Validation) during February’s Data Webinar on Wednesday, Feb 8. Registration is free and can be done here.


Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (

State Board of Education Disciplinary Action Against Educators

The link below contains State Board disciplinary action taken against Nebraska educators  as well as voluntary surrenders.

Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (

Future Ready District Technology Profile – Opens: February 1 – Due: April 14


Public School Districts Only 

The Future Ready District Technology Profile will be available to public school districts on the NDE Portal under the ‘Data Collections’ tab beginning February 1, 2023. An activation code is required to add the collection to the NDE Portal account, which can be obtained from the District Administrator.  FAQ and instructional documents are included in the portal and online.

PLEASE NOTE NEW INFORMATION – This year Nonpublic schools will not be responsible for completing the 2022-2023 District Technology profile through the portal. Only public schools are required to complete this report. Nonpublic schools that are interested in completing a profile for their own use may download a PDF copy at the technology plan website shared below.

More information and resources related to the new District Technology Profile are available on the NDE website:

The website includes links to the following documents:

  1. PDF version of the new profile instrument
  2. PDF of the instructions to access the profile in the portal
  3. PDF of frequently asked questions (FAQ’s)

If you have difficulties accessing the documents on the NDE website, please contact Dorann Avey, Digital Learning Director at to request that the documents be emailed to you.

Updated Systems Involved Student Reporting Document

The Systems Involved Student Reporting document has been updated and posted to the ADVISER Resources Data Guidance web page. The purpose of this document is to provide information about Nebraska School District/System responsibilities related to data reporting for students who are Wards of the Court/State and for Systems Involved Students attending a Special Purpose School, Rule 18 Interim Program school, or Contracted Service Providers/Agencies. It also includes reporting information for students attending the University of Nebraska High School.

The Systems Involved Student Reporting document is a supplement to the Who Reports What student reporting guidance document.

Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (

Counselor and Library/Media Not Endorsed 2022-2023


Public School Districts, Special Purpose Schools and Nonpublic Systems

The Counselor and Library/Media Specialists Not Endorsed 2022-2023 collection opened December 2, 2022.  This collection can be found in the NDE Portal under the Data Collections tab.  An activation code is required to add the collection to Portal accounts, which can be obtained from the District Administrator.  Specific instructions for completing the report fields are within the collection itself. 

The collection is designed to monitor the credit hour progress allowed by Sections 007.04B and 007.05D (NAC 92 Chapter 10) of guidance counselors or library/media specialists who are not currently endorsed in these areas and are serving in that capacity while enrolled in a program to complete their endorsements.

The site allows districts to annually update the progress being made by the identified individuals toward their completion of either the counselor or library/media specialist endorsement.

NOTE: The option for allowing individuals not properly endorsed to serve in either capacity is described in Rule 10, Section 007.04B Media/Technology Staff and Section 007.05D Guidance Staff.

For regulatory assistance contact: Accreditation 

Contact Information: For technical assistance contact: NDE Helpdesk (