ATTENTION ALL NDE PORTAL USERS:
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

COVID-19 – Content Tests (Praxis II) and Conditional Permits

The purpose of this communication is to provide instructions on how Educator Certification staff will work with applicants who have not passed or taken the content test required for their endorsements due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The information contained will no longer be valid for applications received after September 1, 2020 and we will revert back to previous guidance on content testing.

For new applicants who have not presented a passing content test score and have been offered a position at a Nebraska school system, a conditional permit with an expiration date of May 31, 2021 may be issued. A request from the Nebraska school district would need to be provided for the conditional permit to be issued.

For all other applicants who have not presented a passing content test score, been offered employment in a Nebraska school system and previously held a conditional or provisional permit because they were missing a passing content test score, a conditional permit with an expiration date of May 31, 2021 may be issued. As with new applicants, a request from the Nebraska school district would need to be provided for the conditional permit to be issued.

In order to request a conditional permit, a Google Form has been created for the appropriate school district employee (superintendent or human resources) to request a conditional permit. The form can be found at https://forms.gle/NRsjNE4tTiMCNM3b7. The form will be used to better track who needs a conditional permit. The information contained in this form will be shared with educator certification staff and teacher preparation certification officers to better serve their students and your teachers.

A conditional permit becomes void after it expires, after a new certificate or permit is issued, or if it is determined…Read More › – COVID-19 – Content Tests (Praxis II) and Conditional Permits

Contact Information: Educator Certification - nde.tcertweb@nebraska.gov

New ADVISER Validation – Error 768 – Student Associated With Discipline Incident Missing Behavior Code

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 768 – Student Associated With Discipline Incident Missing Behavior Code

A student that has a discipline incident with participation type of Perpetrator is required to have a behavior code listed.

 

 

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org or 888-285-0556)

2020-2021 SPED IDEA Consolidated Application in GMS

OPENS
06/01/2020
CLOSES
07/15/2020

The 2020-2021 SPED IDEA Consolidated Application has opened June 1. Check the GMS logon page for any updates https://nde.mtwgms.org/NDEGMSWeb02/logon.aspx

The SPED IDEA Consolidated Application continues to open at an earlier date to be in compliance with federal regulations. With this earlier opening date, the system’s staff page edit checks cannot verify to the NSSRS Staffing for the year of the application (new school year). District information submission into “Staff Reporting 2020-2021” (NSSRS) is due September 15, NDE review is finalized October 31.

If your district is planning to budget IDEA funds for salaries and benefits, enter a total amount for salaries and the corresponding benefits in the budget. Please do not complete the individual staff information on the staff pages at this time. After October 31, any district that budgeted salaries and benefits, the 2020-2021 SPED IDEA Consolidated Application will be required to be amended with the completed staffing pages with individual staff information. At that time, the system will verify staff with the appropriate NSSRS Staffing information available after October 31st. Any 2020-2021 IDEA reimbursement claims containing salary and benefit expenditures will be delayed until the amendment has been submitted and approved.

Also recall the related Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B MOE – Eligibility Standard must be completed and approved before the district’s 2020-2021 SPED IDEA Consolidated Application can be approved.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information: Suzie Pierce (Suzie.Pierce@nebraska.gov or 402-471-4333)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B MOE – Eligibility Standard

OPENS
06/05/2020
CLOSES
07/20/2020

School district eligibility for receipt of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA Part B) funds are contingent upon maintaining fiscal effort from year to year. Districts are to report within this application estimated special education expenditures, receipts, and resident child counts to establish eligibility for the receipt IDEA Part B funds through the Grants Management System (GMS) during the 2020-2021 year. The report may be accessed within the NDE Portal under the Data Collections tab.  An activation code is required to add the collection to the Portal account.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org or 888-285-0556)

Now Available: 2020 Data Conference On-Demand Videos

Due to the challenges and realities associated with COVID19, NDE has been working through contingency plans for the 2020 Data Conference. In lieu of holding an in-person conference, this year, we are making available a series of pre-recorded, short, informational videos addressing key conference topics. These videos address a portion of the subject-matter we were planning to discuss in our plenary and/or breakout sessions. You can access these videos by topic as you are interested by visiting the new NDE Data Events web page at https://data.events.education.ne.gov.

Upon accessing this site, you will be prompted to create a login and password in order to view all 2020 Data Conference material on-demand. Please note that we will continue to add more videos to this site as they become available.

Thank you all for your patience while we have been working through deploying a suitable alternative to our annual in-person conference. We hope you will find this to be helpful resource, albeit less personal. If you have any questions about this effort or are experiencing technical difficulties accessing video content, please do not hesitate to contact us through the NDE Data Events web page at https://data.events.education.ne.gov/contact-us/.

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org or 888-285-0556)

District ADVISER Monthly Meetings – New Zoom Link

District ADVISER Monthly Meetings

The District ADVISER monthly meetings will take place the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am CST.

The “NEW” Zoom meeting (beginning June 2020) link is:

https://educationne.zoom.us/j/97436482817?pwd=d2Jub09CcGh4V0VsTXJUZm5NaWlTdz09

Recordings can be found on the Meetings tab of the ADVISER Resource Google site- https://sites.google.com/a/education.ne.gov/adviser-early-adopter-program/    

No reminders are sent out as this is a standing meeting for all districts.  Please add it to your calendar to create a reminder.

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org or 888-285-0556)

ADVISER 19-20 Year-end Workdays

As many of you already know, the NDE has made the decision to cancel all onsite workdays and replace them with virtual workdays for the 19-20 Year End submission. NDE, along with VST Trainers, have worked together to come up with a virtual workday schedule and agenda. We encourage all Data Stewards and SPED staff who approve ADVISER SRS data to attend at least one morning NDE/SRS presentation. The afternoon will be set aside for work time. NDE, SRS and Vendor Support will be available to assist you with any questions and troubleshooting at that time.

NDE Virtual Workday Schedule 

  • 9:00-10:30 – NDE Presentation including An Overview of Year End Requirements, ADVISER Validation updates and What’s New for 20-21 SY
  • 10:30-11:00 – SRS presentation
  • 11:00-12:00 – Lunch break
  • 12:00-4:00 – Combined NDE, SRS and Vendor Work Time. This will be accomplished via Zoom breakout rooms.

Who Should Attend

Data Stewards, District Administrators/Superintendents, SPED staff responsible for district ADVISER SPED data and any other staff members who review and approve ADVISER data.

All attendees please register.  We realize you may have already registered at an ESU.  We are maintaining a single registration for the Virtual Workdays.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Date VST Member / Trainer NDE Helpdesk Member(s) Vendor Breakout Groups
Tuesday, May 26 Marissa Burenheide Naomi Kohles

Denise Schuyler

Max Reiner

PowerSchool

GoEdustar

Wednesday, May 27 Ellie Schroeder

Wayne Wiens

Lois Hafer

Denise Schuyler

Naomi Kohles

Max Reiner

PowerSchool

JMC

Read More › – ADVISER 19-20 Year-end Workdays

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org or 888-285-0556)

Consolidated Data Collection (CDC) collections for Educational Service Units now open – Due June 15

Annual Participation Report

The Annual Participation Report is a collection of Title I programs and the related data required to submit for them. This includes, Title I Part A School-wide Projects and/or Targeted Assistance Schools; Title I Part A Funded Staff; and Neglected/Delinquent data.

For more information, contact Beth Wooster – beth.wooster@nebraska.gov or (402) 471-2452

 

ESU/District/System/School Information Report

The ESU/District/System/School Information Report collection is used to collect general information relating to an ESU, including name, address, website, phone and any changes in ESU status, including school closure.

For more information, contact Ginny Carter – ginny.carter@nebraska.gov (402) 471-2369

 

Pupil Transportation Report

The Pupil Transportation Report exists to collect transportation and bus information from all Public, State, Nonpublic and ESU entities. All systems must complete this report – even if no pupil transportation services are provided.

For more information, contact Janice Eret – janice.eret@nebraska.gov (402) 471-2248

 

Substitute Teachers

Collects all substitute teachers by name, their NDE Staff ID, and the number of days taught. See Rule 21 for details: 92 NAC 21-005.23 & 92 NAC 21-005.24. This collection has been open since August 2019.

For more information, contact the NDE Helpdesk – ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org (888) 285-0556

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org or 888-285-0556)

Consolidated Data Collection (CDC) collections for Interim-Program Schools (Rule 18) now open – Due June 15

ESU/District/System/School Information Report

The ESU/District/System/School Information Report collection is used to collect general information relating to an ESU, including name, address, website, phone and any changes in ESU status, including school closure.

For more information, contact Ginny Carter – ginny.carter@nebraska.gov (402) 471-2369

 

Substitute Teachers

Collects all substitute teachers by name, their NDE Staff ID, and the number of days taught. See Rule 21 for details: 92 NAC 21-005.23 & 92 NAC 21-005.24. This collection has been open since August 2019.

For more information, contact the NDE Helpdesk – ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org (888) 285-0556

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org or 888-285-0556)

Consolidated Data Collection (CDC) collections for Nonpublic Systems now open – Due June 15

ESU/District/System/School Information Report

The ESU/District/System/School Information Report collection is used to collect general information relating to a Nonpublic system, including name, address, website, phone and any changes in District status, including school closure.

For more information, contact Ginny Carter – ginny.carter@nebraska.gov (402) 471-2369

 

Nonpublic High School Completer Report

This collection is for Nonpublic systems that have the potential of serving students in grade 12. Students are reported by type of completion and by gender and race/ethnicity.

For more information, contact NDE Helpdesk – ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org (888) 285 -0556

 

Pupil Transportation Report

The Pupil Transportation Report exists to collect transportation and bus information from all Public, State, Nonpublic and ESU entities. All systems must complete this report – even if no pupil transportation services are provided.

For more information, contact Janice Eret – janice.eret@nebraska.gov (402) 471-2248

 

Report of Suspensions/Expulsions

This collection assists with mandated state and federal reporting of Suspended and Expelled students.

For more information, contact Jolene Palmer – Jolene.palmer@nebraska.gov (402) 471-2944

 

Substitute Teachers

Collects all substitute teachers by name, their NDE Staff ID, and the number of days taught. See Rule 21 for details: 92 NAC 21-005.23 & 92 NAC 21-005.24. This collection has been open since August 2019.

For more information, contact NDE Helpdesk – ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org (888) 285-0556

 

Days in Session/Instructional Program Hours

The Days in Session / Instructional Program Hours collection consists of 2 different reports: Days in Session and Instructional Program Hours.

Days in Session is the actual number of days school is open with teachers and students, not what was originally planned.

Instructional Program Hours are the actual instructional program hours in session (not just scheduled) for the school year – KG, Elem & Sec.

For more information on Days In Session, contact Kevin Lyons – kevin.lyons@nebraska.gov (402) 471-3323

For information on Pre-Kindergarten, Tammi Hicken…Read More › – Consolidated Data Collection (CDC) collections for Nonpublic Systems now open – Due June 15

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org or 888-285-0556)

Consolidated Data Collection (CDC) collections for Public Districts now open – Due June 15

Annual Participation Report

The Annual Participation Report is a collection of Title I programs and the related data required to submit for them. This includes, Title I Part A School-wide Projects and/or Targeted Assistance Schools; Title I Part A Funded Staff; and Neglected/Delinquent data.

For more information, contact Beth Wooster beth.wooster@nebraska.gov or (402) 471-2452

ESU/District/System/School Information Report

The ESU/District/System/School Information Report collection is used to collect general information relating to a District, including name, address, website, phone and any changes in District status, including school closure. As well, the collection is used to collect AQuESTT classification school type(s) and grade ranges.

For more information, contact Ginny Carter ginny.carter@nebraska.gov (402) 471-2369

Nebraska Education Profile (NEP) Information

The Nebraska Education Profile (NEP) Information collection is used to collect district information, graduation requirement information, and NAI grade levels for Nebraska public school districts. The information collected will be displayed on the Nebraska Education Profile (NEP) website for the following school year.

For more information, contact the NDE Helpdesk – ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org (888) 285-0556

Pupil Transportation Report

The Pupil Transportation Report exists to collect transportation and bus information from all Public entities. All systems must complete this report – even if no pupil transportation services are provided.

For more information, contact Janice Eret janice.eret@nebraska.gov (402) 471-2248

Substitute Teachers

Collects all substitute teachers by name, their NDE Staff ID, and the number of days taught. See Rule 21 for details: 92 NAC 21-005.23 & 92 NAC 21-005.24. This collection has been open since August 2019.

For more information, contact the NDE Helpdesk – ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org (888) 285-0556

Days in Session/Instructional Program Hours

The Days in Session / Instructional Program Hours collection consists of 2 different reports: Days in Session and Instructional Program Hours.

Days in Session is the actual number of days school is…Read More › – Consolidated Data Collection (CDC) collections for Public Districts now open – Due June 15

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org or 888-285-0556)

Consolidated Data Collection (CDC) collections for Special Purpose schools now open – Due June 15

ESU/District/System/School Information Report

The ESU/District/System/School Information Report collection is used to collect general information relating to a Special Purpose school, including name, address, website, phone and any changes in system status, including school closure.

For more information, contact Ginny Carter – ginny.carter@nebraska.gov (402) 471-2369

 

Pupil Transportation Report

The Pupil Transportation Report exists to collect transportation and bus information from all Public, State, Nonpublic and ESU entities. All systems must complete this report – even if no pupil transportation services are provided.

For more information, contact Janice Eret – janice.eret@nebraska.gov (402) 471-2248

 

Substitute Teachers

Collects all substitute teachers by name, their NDE Staff ID, and the number of days taught. See Rule 21 for details: 92 NAC 21-005.23 & 92 NAC 21-005.24. This collection has been open since August 2019.

For more information, contact the NDE Helpdesk – ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org (888) 285-0556

 

Days in Session/Instructional Program Hours

The Days in Session / Instructional Program Hours collection consists of 2 different reports: Days in Session and Instructional Program Hours.

Days in Session is the actual number of days school is open with teachers and students, not what was originally planned. For Special Purpose schools, this information is collected through ADVISER. As such, Special Purpose schools do not need to complete this portion of this CDC collection.

Instructional Program Hours are the actual instructional program hours in session (not just scheduled) for the

school year. All Special Purpose schools must complete this section of the collection.

For information on Instructional Program Hours, please contact Don Loseke – don.loseke@nebraska.gov (402) 471-4357

For COVID 19 specific guidance, visit https://www.education.ne.gov/publichealth/resources/

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org or 888-285-0556)

NEW DATA ELEMENTS – 2019-20 – CRISIS EVENT and DISPLACED STUDENT

Crisis Event and Displaced Student are new data elements in ADVISER and can be populated for the 19-20 school year.

Check with your Student Information System (SIS) vendor to see if the Crisis Event Indicator is being prepopulated for all students.

 The 19-20 Data Elements Document has not been updated with these new elements, but you can view these new elements in the 20-21 Data Elements which has been posted on the ADVISER Resources Page.

 Crisis Event

Definition: A code, unique to each event that is used to identify a crisis. This field is used to link a crisis to a student who was displaced or otherwise affected by the event, such as a student who missed class due to district closure or due to absences, as well as those whose education setting or course delivery methods changed due to shifting classroom/building locations or due to online learning from home. The NDE will determine when a crisis event receives a code and will inform SIS vendors when this field should be collected.

 Displaced Student

Definition: Used in conjunction with Crisis Event. A student who was enrolled, or eligible for enrollment, but has temporarily or permanently enrolled in another school or district because of a crisis-related disruption in educational services. The NDE will determine when a crisis event receives a code and will inform SIS vendors when this field should be collected.
Note: Homeless data collection rules remain even if a crisis event data collection has occurred. If a student moves to a temporary shelter, hotel, or doubles up please report the student as homeless per the existing method.

 

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org or 888-285-0556)

COVID-19 Data-Related FAQ Available

The NDE Office of Data, Research, and Evaluation has been added to the Coronavirus FAQ page at: https://www.education.ne.gov/publichealth/faq/. A pdf of the Q&A has also been added to the Resources page: https://cdn.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/DataQandA4212020.pdf. Topics include:

  • Attendance/Absence
  • Calendars
  • Enrollment
  • Instructional Program Hours
  • Nebraska Reading Improvement Act
  • Preschool GOLD Assessment Reporting
  • Special Education (SPED)
  • Staff Data
  • Student Grades
  • Student Courses and Teachers
  • Summer School Data
  • 19-20 Year-End ADVISER Data Collections
  • 19-20 Year-End CDC Data Collections

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org or 888-285-0556)

20-21 ADVISER Data Elements Now Available

The 2020-2021 ADVISER Data Elements document is now available on the ADVISER Resources page, under ADVISER Data Guidance (https://www.education.ne.gov/dataservices/adviser-resources/).

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org or 888-285-0556)