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.
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NDE Data Conference – 2020 Vision: Focus on Data Quality

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02/26/2020
CLOSES
04/06/2020

Register Now!
NDE Data Conference
2020 Vision: Focus on Data Quality

The NDE Data Conference will be held April 6-7, 2020 at the Younes Conference Center – Kearney, Nebraska. This conference will provide opportunities to learn about how to improve data quality, as well as hear from national experts about the latest policies and techniques in education data use, data privacy, and data security.

The conference is open to all Nebraska Public School Districts’ educators but the main audience are the people that input information into the Student Information System or those in charge of the Student Information System as well as the Administrators that “approve” the data. This conference will help to get the teams on the same page and know who to contact at NDE if there are questions, issues or concerns.

To register, or for more information, visit the conference website at https://www.education.ne.gov/dataservices/events/.

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

New ADVISER Validation Warning #764 – Student Reported With a Firearm at School But Not Expelled

Public Schools Only

Warning #764 – Student reported with a firearm at school but not expelled

Student reported with a firearm at school was not reported as expelled.  Section 2.2 Gun-Free Schools Violations
Of the students in 2.1, how many were charged with a Gun-Free Schools Violation (GFSA, XIV, Part F of ESEA)? The Gun-Free Schools Act (GFSA), Part F of Title XIV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 requires that each State have in effect a State law requiring local educational agencies (LEAs) to expel from school for a period of not less than one year a student found to have brought a weapon to school. In addition, under the GFSA, LEAs receiving ESEA funds must adopt a policy requiring referral to the criminal justice or juvenile delinquency system of any student who brings a firearm to school.

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

New ADVISER Validation Error 763 – Invalid Dates in Program File

Public & Special Purpose Schools Only

This notification is intended to inform districts of new errors that will be displayed on the Adviser Validation webpage.

Error 763 – Invalid Dates in Program File

The Program End Date cannot be a date prior to the Program Begin Date.

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

Perkins V Data Reports Now Available

After much anticipation, the new Perkins V data reports are now available!
Two reports in particular will help users analyze student performance data as required in the updated reVISION process:

1.Perkins V Indicator Trend Report – this report provides a high-level, three-year trend for each new Perkins Performance Indicator. This report is also disaggregated by subpopulation for easy identification of potential performance disparities.

2.Perkins V Indicator Report – to dig deeper after reviewing the trend report, the Perkins V Indicator report similarly provides three-year trend data but it is also disaggregated by career cluster.

Together, these reports will provide districts the information needed to identity any performance disparities across subpopulations and career clusters.

To be able to view these Perkins V Verification Reports, Portal users will need to have 3 activation codes for ADVISER Validation entered into their NDE Portal Account.
The District Administrator will need to provide these activation codes.

ADVISER Validation – District user
ADVISER Validation – Special Education
ADVISER Validation – Food Program

If Portal users do not already have the 3 activation codes added for ADVISER Validation, please click on the blue Add link to add these codes.

If Portal users already have the District user activation code for ADVISER Validation and need to add the Special Education and Food Program codes, click on the Add/Remove link to the left of the ADVISER Validation to add these additional codes.

If these two reports still are not available once the activation codes have all been added, please contact the NDE Helpdesk at adviserhelp@nebraskacloud.org.

  • Click on Verification Reports Students
  • Click on Career Education
  • Scroll down to Perkins V Indicator Report and
  • Perkins V Indicator…Read More › – Perkins V Data Reports Now Available

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

Register Now for Upcoming Threat Assessment and Psychological First Aid Training for Schools

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02/19/2020
CLOSES
05/28/2020

It’s not too late to register for upcoming Threat Assessment training and Psychological First Aid (PFA) training for schools.

Threat Assessment teams work to prevent an incident or event by studying human behavior. Threat Assessment is a key preventive measure to assess the credibility of a threat and manage that threat. Psychological First Aid is an evidence-informed modular approach to help students, adults, and community in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event.

Basic Threat Assessment:

March 3 & 4:  ESU 11, Holdrege

March 25 & 26: ESU 2, Fremont

Advanced Threat Assessment: Communication

March 24: ESU 8, Neligh

May 27: ESU 13, Scottsbluff

Advanced Threat Assessment: Intervention & Threat Management:

March 2: ESU 2, Fremont

May 28: ESU 13, Scottsbluff

Psychological First Aid for Schools:

March 11: ESU 10, Kearney

March 23: Lifelong Learning Center, Norfolk

Click on the links on the NDE Safety website to register: https://www.education.ne.gov/safety/

Contact Information: Jolene Palmer @ jolene.palmer@nebraska.gov

ELPA21 Important Information – Entering Reason Not Tested Codes

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02/14/2020
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03/29/2020

The ELPA21 window is currently open and runs through March 13, 2020. ALL students listed in TIDE must have either a score for every domain test or a Reason Not Tested (RNT) code.  The window for districts to review their data and enter RNT codes will be available from February 28th through March 27th. For additional information, please refer to the TIDE User Guide, beginning on p. 90.

 

Contact Information: Allyson Olson (allyson.olson@nebraska.gov) or (402) 471-4694

State Board of Education Disciplinary Action Against Educators

The link below contains State Board disciplinary action taken against Nebraska educators for the months of January and February 2020. The document in this link was previously emailed to administrators, and we will no longer be continuing that practice. Please refer to the NDE Bulletin for any future disciplinary action notifications.

https://cdn.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/RECENT-DISCIPLINARY-ACTIONS.pdf

Contact Information: Certification Investigations (nde.investigations@nebraska.gov)

2020-2021 REAP Application Now Open

REAP Application Overview

This year the Department is using MAX.gov Survey to collect SRSA applications.  The application process has been streamlined and we anticipate it will take approximately 30 minutes to submit an application.  All school districts that meet the SRSA eligibility requirements for FY 2020 will receive a unique application invitation via email, which will enable them to access the SRSA application in MAX Survey.  The FY 2020 SRSA application invitation email was sent on February 3, 2020.  CHECK FOR AN EMAIL FROM  the U.S. Department of Education at no-reply.survey@max.gov

Timeline

*February 3, 2020:  SRSA application invite sent to school district email

*April 17, 2020:  SRSA application closes

*July 2020:  SRSA grant funds awarded

*September 30, 2022:  2020 SRSA award obligation deadline

*December 30, 2022:  2020 SRSA award liquidation deadline

Contact Information: Kirk Russell - kirk.russell@nebraska.gov

Intent to Participate in Perkins V Activities FY2020-2021

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02/11/2020
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03/01/2020

This notification is to request your action in completing the intent to participate process for Perkins V funding during the 2020-2021 program year. All school districts, even if participating in a consortium, career academy, or choosing not to participate, must complete the data collection. NOTE: This process has not changed since the reauthorization of Perkins. Only updates have been made to reflect the new provisions of the law.

This action is accomplished through the official submission of the intent and eligibility to participate in Perkins V through the NDE Portal located at https://portal.education.ne.gov/ under the “Data Collections” tab. This specific data collection is entitled “Perkins Career and Technical Education.”

The online system asks district administrators to:

  • Determine Intent to Participate in Perkins V funds with consortium identification if applicable;
  • Validate the existence of all Essential Career and Technical Education Components within the School District; and
  • Identify the Career and Technical Student Organizations offered within the School District

The deadline for completing the online submission is March 1, 2020.

Thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this request and your support of Nebraska Career and Technical Education through the federal Perkins grant program.

Contact Information: Teri Sloup 402-471-4809 or teri.sloup@nebraska.gov

SchoolSafety.gov Launched Today

The Federal School Safety Clearinghouse is excited to announce the launch of SchoolSafety.gov, a website that provides the academic community with a one-stop shop for school safety best practices and resources to create a safe and supportive learning environment where students can thrive and grow. SchoolSafety.gov aims to help schools prevent, protect, mitigate, respond to, and recover from emergency situations.

SchoolSafety.gov includes:

  • The School Safety Readiness Tool, an assessment which assists users in evaluating their respective school’s overall safety posture across ten foundational elements of school safety and generates a tailored Action Plan with task prioritization, options for consideration, aligned resources, and grant opportunities specific to individual needs;
  • A Secure Information Sharing Platform for designated school personnel to share school safety ideas, practices, and tactics in a protected environment; and
  • A wide array of resources and Best Practices on key school safety topics to assist with building awareness within the school community to promote vigilance and build capacity to respond to incidents.

SchoolSafey.gov was developed to fulfill key recommendations from the Federal Commission on School Safety.

The Federal School Safety Clearinghouse looks forward to working with you to strengthen the government’s efforts to build safety and resiliency for the nation’s schools. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions.

Visit SchoolSafety.gov today. Press Release.

Contact Information: Jolene Palmer - jolene.palmer@nebraska.gov -School Safety & Security Director

Feedback Survey About Revisions to the Nebraska Teacher and Principal Performance Framework

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02/10/2020
CLOSES
03/04/2020

The Office of Coordinated School and District Support has led state-wide efforts to revise the Nebraska Teacher and Principal Performance Framework (NTPPF) and requests feedback to ensure the revisions reflect the expectations of effective teachers and principals in Nebraska.

Below is a link to a survey which will allow members of the public to provide feedback.  Respondents may choose to add feedback to either the Teacher Effective Practices or the Principal Effective Practices, or they may choose to provide feedback about both. 

Within the survey are two documents:  1) the revised NTPPF document that includes both the Teacher and Principal Effective Practices, and 2) a guidance document outlining the most prominent revisions.  Once respondents have reviewed the revised NTPPF, the actual survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

This survey is open to the public so please share the following survey link with those who would appreciate an opportunity to contribute to the revision process.

https://nde.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0DpOa050yWDAnsx

Contact Information: Kim Snyder at 402.471.4351 or kim.snyder@nebraska.gov

Digital Investigations to Support Threat Assessment Training

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02/04/2020
CLOSES
02/19/2020

The vast majority of recent school violence have had precursors leaked online in the form of social media posts. Knowing what apps are used, how they are used, and where to look within an app to find information to support your threat assessment team is critical.

Available to district personnel involved in school safety, this one- or two-day training is being held at the Holiday Inn, 110 S 2nd Avenue, in Kearney, on February 19 and 20, 2020. Registration closes soon!

Download the training flyer:  https://cdn.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Digital-Investigations-flyer.pdf

Register at ncsa.org for this important training to keep students safe.

Dr. Jolene Palmer, Director, School Safety and Security

 

 

Contact Information: Jolene Palmer - jolene.palmer@nebraska.gov -School Safety & Security Director

2019-2020 Year-End ADVISER Workdays

ADVISER Workdays have been scheduled at each ESU for 2019-2020 Year-End reporting.  Please follow this link for the calendar and registration. 

Each workday consists of a brief presentation in the morning with the majority of the day focused on providing time to work on 2019-2020 ADVISER Year End data with SIS Vendor and NDE staff onsite to assist. Districts can go to any ESU that works best for their schedule and may attend as often as needed. 

District staff that would benefit from attending and that NDE encourages to attend: Data Steward, Special Education staff and Admin.

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

ADVISER CTE Data Collection Changes for Perkins V

As Nebraska begins to implement the provisions within Perkins V (see https://www.education.ne.gov/nce/perkins-v-state-plan/), districts will not be required to submit Career and Technical Education Program data for Perkins IV accountability in the 2019-2020 school year. Due to how Concentrators are now defined under Perkins V, NDE will be generating Concentrator data based on course section enrollments officially starting in the 2020-2021 school year.

This means that districts are not required to submit CTE Program data to ADVISER anymore, but can still opt to send the data for 2019-2020 if desired. The data elements that are no longer required are those reported in the CTE Program Association record: Career Education Program Type (participant vs. concentrator), Career Pathway, Primary CTE Program, and Technical Skill Attainment. Perkins V will still make use of post school survey data, so the Post Graduate Activity data elements will continue to be collected in 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 like normal. CTE Participant counts will continue to be generated based off of course section records, however under Perkins V there is no accountability reporting based on Participants so this data is for district use only.

Under Perkins V, concentrators are defined by NDE as any student that took at least two courses in a single career cluster during grades 9-12 that were at the Intermediate or Capstone level per NDE’s Programs of Study guide (see https://cestandards.education.ne.gov/). New Perkins V reports are now available to users in ADVISER Validation under Verification Reports > Student > Career Education. These include a Perkins V version of the existing Career Education Programs Fact report, the…Read More › – ADVISER CTE Data Collection Changes for Perkins V

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

Special Education Post-School Outcomes – CORRECTION

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01/27/2020
CLOSES
02/28/2020

The Special Education Post-School Outcomes report for submitting contact information for students with a disability who exited special education in 2018-2019 school year is located on the NDE Portal under the Data Collection tab.  An activation code is required to add the collection to a Portal account.

Accurate student contact information will assure your students will be contacted and included in this required Post School Outcome collection. Please be sure to scroll down on the report to enter each student’s contact information as indicated. This collection is considered for each school district’s annual federally required “determination”.

Contact Information: Theresa Hayes (402-471-4304) theresa.hayes@nebraska.gov