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

2023-2024 School Year Now Available in ADVISER Person ID

The 2023-2024 school year is now available to be used when adding new student records and student file uploads in the ADVISER Person ID application within the NDE Portal.

Reminder – all public and nonpublic districts are encouraged to upload a file containing the state student IDs of all of their current students in each new school year. Having these records up to date will help with future Person ID records matching, having correct names on assessment rosters, automatically matching free lunch students in the direct certification system, and more.

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 on May 8, 2023, as well as any voluntary surrenders.



Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (

Support Services Flexible Funding Application – Open June 1 – Due Date July 15


Public School Districts & ESUs Only

Support Services – Flexible Funding projects provide the use of special education funding for the “preventative” support services targeting “students not identified or verified as having a disability… but who demonstrate a need for specially designed assistance in order to benefit from the school’s general education curriculum and to avoid the need for potentially expensive special education placement and services.”  The flexible funding option is available to school districts and approved cooperatives to a maximum of five percent (5%) of the total allowable and reimbursable special education costs for school age costs. Guidelines for the application have changed.  The Flex Funding Guidance document can be found here.  Support Services -Flex Funding information and applications are available in the Grants Management System (GMS).

Contact Information: Kris Elmshaeuser (

NSCAS Post-Test Data Verification

NSCAS testing is complete and it time to review student data. The dates listed on the Summer 2023 NCSAS Post-Test Verification Schedule (link below) are tentative, it will depend on the number of anomalies found and how long it takes districts and NDE, working together, to reconcile the districts’ SIS, ADVISER Validation and the testing systems.

Summer 2023 NSCAS Post-Test Verification Schedule

This tentative schedule is kept on the Statewide Assessment webpage:

Contact Information: Questions: Maggie Sis (

Educator Workforce & Student Data Report

The purpose of this report is to support school leaders in identifying and addressing any disparities that result in low income  and minority students being served disproportionately by out of field, inexperienced, and ineffective teachers. The report can be used to enhance the data that districts analyze to make informed decisions about practices to improve educational effectiveness.

The data collected during the statewide district staff reporting period is used for this report. The data will be used to define a baseline for all schools in Nebraska as defined by federal and state expectations. This baseline data presents Nebraska schools with the opportunity to build a personalized system of integrated supports that advance equity and educator effectiveness.

The report can be found in the ADVISER Validation collection. An activation code, which is obtained from the District Administrator, is required to add the collection to a Portal account.

To navigate to the report, the user should select Staff under Verification Reports, click on the Title I group header to expand the list of reports, click on the Education Workforce and Student Data report title. 

Contact Information: Dr. Ryan Ricenbaw, Education Leadership Specialist - Email: Cell: (531) 510-8514

2023-2024 SPED IDEA Consolidated Application (GMS) – Due 6-30-2023


The 2023-2024 Special Education IDEA Consolidated application is open in the GMS with a due date of June 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. CDT). Check the GMS login page for any updates.

Contact Information: Suzie Pierce (531-289-8190 or or Megan Kassing (531-289-8565 or

Affidavit For Instructional Hour Exception (2022-23 School Year)


School systems that do not meet the instructional hours requirements may submit an affidavit electronically in PDF to the NDE after the district/system school year calendar concludes. School systems will submit completed and notarized affidavits no later than June 30, 2023.  Affidavits may be attached to an email sent to or mailed to:

Attn: Accreditation
Nebraska Department of Education
500 S. 84th St, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68510-2611

Link to the affidavit: 2022.23-AFFIDAVIT-FOR-INSTRUCTIONAL-HOUR-EXCEPTION.pdf (

Contact Information: Dr. Micki Charf:

Staff Reporting 22-23 / New Errors in NSSRS Validation


There are 4 new errors/warnings in NSSRS Validation which support new Position Assignment Codes introduced this year within the Staff Reporting collection:
589-No Appropriate Certificate for Substitute Teacher
590-No Appropriate Certificate for Activities/Athletics Coach
591-No Days Worked Reported for Substitute Teacher
592-Maximum Days Worked Reported for Substitute Teacher

To see if your School/System has any of these new errors/warnings, please go to the NSSRS Validation collection within the Student & Staff (NSSRS) tab of your portal account. (If you do not have access to the collection, please contact your Portal District Administrator.)

Staff Reporting 22-23 is due June 15 with a final close date of June 30. No changes will be allowed after this time so it is important to start reviewing your Year End Staff Reporting data at this time. Staff Reporting Verification Reports and Errors can be found in the NSSRS Validation collection.

REMINDER: Starting the 2022-2023 school year, all Substitute Teachers and their Days Worked must be reported in the Staff Reporting collection. The CDC’s Substitute Teacher collection is no longer available.

Additional resources can be found here:
Certification Lookups can be made here:

Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (

2023-2024 Course Codes and Clearing Endorsements Now Available

2023-2024 Course Codes and Clearing Endorsements are now available:

The website features several helpful tools including:
1. Changes tab in the Menu bar at the top of the page – view all changes from the prior year
2. Search Fields – search by specific key words, a Course Code number or even an Endorsement Code
3. Select Subject – select only Math, Special Education or any other subject specific courses

There have been quite a few changes to the Fine Arts codes (Visual, Music and Theatre) so please visit the Fine Arts website for more information: . As well, there was a Fine Arts Course Codes session at our April 12th monthly Data Webinar. Please visit the Data Webinar site: for more information.

Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (

REMINDER: ADVISER 2022-2023 Year-End Workdays Coming Soon!

Public School Districts, Special Purpose Schools and ESUs 

The NDE and your SIS Vendor support teams encourage all Data Stewards, SPED staff and school leadership who approve ADVISER data to attend at least one workday every data reporting period. The NDE, SRS and SIS Vendor Support will be available to assist with any questions and troubleshooting of your 22-23 ADVISER Year End data at the following workdays:

Friday, June 2 – PowerSchool (ESU 10), Edupoint, Go Edustar, SRS
Wednesday, June 7 – PowerSchool (NebPS), Infinite Campus, NebSIS, JMC
Monday, June 12 – PowerSchool (NebPS), Edupoint, SRS

All workdays will be from 9am-3pm Central time with a 30 minute lunch break from 12-1230pm.

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.

Additional information, including the zoom link, presentations, work materials and pre-recorded informational sessions, can be found here (when available):

Registration is not required, but requested.  It can be done here.

Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (

Nonpublic Systems Reporting Guidance 2022-2023

Nonpublic Systems Reporting Guidance for 2022-2023 has been posted to the Nonpublic Resources webpage:

This guidance document provides information for Nonpublic System data reporting including a comprehensive list of specific collections (such as ADVISER Person ID, Staff Reporting and Nonpublic Curriculum) which Nonpublic Systems are required to complete throughout the school year.

Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (