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

Special Education Indicators 11 and 12 – ILCD 3.0 – Improving Learning for Children with Disabilities

OPENS
07/30/2020
CLOSES
09/30/2020

Public School Districts, Special Purpose Schools and ESU’s Only

ILCD 3.0 – Improving Learning for Children with Disabilities – Indicators 11 and 12

Reminder to enter your Indicator 11 and Indicator 12 data on ILCD 3.0 by September 30.  The ILCD 3.0 Improving Learning for Children with Disabilities is located in the NDE Portal under the Data Collections tab.  (An Activation Code from the District Administrator is required to access the collection.)

Indicator 11 is the number of children ages 3-21 who were evaluated within 45 school days of receiving parental consent for initial evaluation.  Indicator 12 is the number of children for whom parental refusal to provide consent caused delays in evaluation or initial services.

Indicator 11 requires the district to enter letters A-D and provide a range of days beyond the 45 school day timeline when applicable.  If applicable, the instances of exceeding the 45 days must be explained case by case in the spaces provided or through an uploaded document.

Indicator 12 requires the district to enter letter D, the Number of children for whom parental refusal to provide consent caused delays in evaluation or initial services.

Contact Information: Robyn Okamoto (robyn.okamoto@nebraska.gov or (402) 471-4341)

District Curriculum Contact Information

OPENS
08/01/2020
CLOSES
09/15/2020

PUBLIC, SPECIAL PURPOSE SCHOOLS AND ESU’s ONLY

Using the District Curriculum Contact Information form, located under the Data Collections tab in the NDE Portal, select District Curriculum Contact Information to provide contact information for up to three curriculum contacts. (An activation code is required.) Information that has been submitted previously should be checked for accuracy.

The curriculum contacts are the primary contact for information related to standards, instruction, and instructional materials (curriculum, interventions, etc.) Curriculum Contacts are those individuals that have an understanding of curricula/instructional materials being used by the school district, coordinate curricula/instructional materials selection processes for the school district, and ultimately have responsibility for the implementation of curricula/instructional materials being used.

Contact Information: Cory Epler (cory.epler@nebraska.gov)

Updated “Who Reports What” Document Available Now on the ADVISER Resources Webpage

The Who Reports What document has been updated and posted to the ADVISER Resources website under the ADVISER Data Guidance section.

Contact Information: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org)

High Ability Learners Data Collection and Funding Application

OPENS
08/03/2020
CLOSES
08/31/2020

Public Districts Only

The 2020 – 2021 High Ability Learners (HAL) Data Collection opens on August 3, 2020 under the Data Collections tab in the NDE Portal.  This data collection includes the application for HAL funding for 2020-2021.  The data collection and application closes on August 31, 2020.

Contact Information: Sheyanne Meadows (sheyanne.meadows@nebraska.gov or 402- 471-2449)

Instructional Materials Data Collection

OPENS
08/01/2020
CLOSES
09/15/2020

For Public and Special Purpose Schools Only

Using the Instructional Materials Data Collection, located under the Data Collections tab in the NDE Portal, select the instructional materials used by your district.  (An activation code is required.) Information that has been submitted previously should be checked for accuracy.

This data collection should be completed by district staff that have knowledge of the instructional materials used by the school district for K-12 English Language Arts, K-12 mathematics, and K-8 science. Respondents will be asked to report instructional materials for the following grade bands: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 (ELA and mathematics only) and the year in which the instructional materials were adopted. In addition, districts will be asked to indicate the primary assessment used to determine if a student has a reading deficiency (per the Nebraska Reading Improvement Act).

Contact Information: Cory Epler (cory.epler@nebraska.gov)

Reminder: 2020-2021 ADVISER Vendor Certification Available

As a reminder, districts can view the status of their Student Information System vendor ADVISER Certification Status for the 2020-2021 school year by visiting https://www.education.ne.gov/dataservices/2020-2021-adviser-vendor-certification/. This information is updated as changes occur in certification. If you have any questions about this process, please let us know.

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

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

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)