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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Digital Equity Report Now Available in the ADVISER Validation Collection

Public Schools, Special Purpose Schools and ESU’s

The Digital Equity report is now available in ADVISER Validation collection in the NDE Portal under the Verification Reports>Students for districts that have submitted data.  The report is located under the General and Miscellaneous section.

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

Staff Reporting 2020-2021 Guidance Updated

Public Schools, Nonpublic Systems, Special Purpose Schools, ESU’s and Rule 18/Interim Facilities

A revised 2020-2021 Staff Reporting guidance document is now available at the Staff Reporting website here. Updates include a section added to Appendix G (FAQ’s) about reporting Paraprofessionals. This includes a few examples for using the new Paraprofessional Position Assignment Codes.

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

2020 Virtual Para-educators Conference

Register for FREE at: https://events.education.ne.gov/events/paraeducator-conference/

This year’s theme of “Paraeducators, The Link to Meaningful Connection” is more relevant than ever!  The focus of the conference is how to create and maintain social-emotional connections with students.  The breakout sessions are relevant for Paraeducators that work with  Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, and High School students. These breakout sessions cover a variety of topics Social Emotional Learning, Personal Care Development and Care, Literacy, and Math. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Aria Fiat. Dr. Fiat received her doctoral degree in School Psychology and holds a B.S. degree in Education and Social Policy. She specializes in culturally-responsive therapeutic interventions, universal mental health promotion programs, integrated behavioral healthcare, risk and resilience. Her current research centers around improving capacity for schools to deliver culturally-responsive mental health prevention and intervention programs. She works to cultivate resilience in children, educators, parents, and systems by integrating various therapeutic modalities and adapting them to fit the school context.

Contact Information: Theresa Hayes (theresa.hayes@nebraska.gov) or Rhea Hochstein (rhea.hochstein@nebraska.gov

Special Education Financial Reporting System (SPEDFRS) – Opens September 1

OPENS
09/01/2020
CLOSES
10/31/2020

Special Education Financial Reporting System (SPEDFRS) will open September 1, 2020 – October 31 @ midnight.  Join Zoom Meeting – scheduled for Tuesday, September 01, 2020 @ 10:00 -10:30 a.m. Central Standard Time (https://educationne.zoom.us/j/4024712637); Meeting ID: 402 471 2637 (to be recorded)

This submission generates reimbursement payments for School Age Special Education and Transportation costs. This data collection is accessible through the NDE Portal under the Data Collections tab.  (An Activation Code is required to add the collection to the Portal accounts.)

Contact Information: For Portal Data Entry Questions: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org) For Financial Questions: Lori Adams (lori.adams@nebraska.gov)

Nebraska Education Profile (NEP) Data Element Release Dates

Public Schools Only

Below are the data element release dates for the 2020 Nebraska Education Profile (NEP).  The NEP provides information and data about Nebraska public schools and student performance.  The majority of Nebraska education data for the 2020-2021 school year will be released to the public via the NEP on September 30, 2020. Schools and districts can preview most data elements on September 16, 2020, ahead of the public release, through the NEP Secure collection, located in the NDE Portal under the Data Collections tab.  (An activation code is required.)

For more information, please visit the NEP Calendar Projected Data Releases page on the NEP.

September 16, 2020 Membership & Demographics data released on NEP Secure Portal (district view only, not public) for district review.
September 30, 2020 Membership & Demographics data released to NEP Snapshot (public) site.
November 18, 2020 Graduation, Dropout, and Mobility data released on NEP Secure Portal (district view only, not public) for district review.
December 10, 2020 Graduation, Dropout, and Mobility data released on NEP Snapshot (public) site.

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

ADVISER Person ID (Student Unique ID’s)

Public Schools, Nonpublic Systems, Special Purpose Schools, ESU Head Start Schools, Post-Secondary

REMINDER: 

The ADVISER Person ID collection replaced the Student Unique Identifier collection in November 2019.  ADVISER Person ID is now where all PK – 12 and Post-Secondary student ID numbers are updated every school year with current school information such as grade level, school building and school year.  The ADVISER Person ID collection is located under the Student & Staff (NSSRS) tab in the NDE Portal.  An activation code from the District Administrator is required.

Nonpublic Systems

 – will use the ADVISER Person ID collection to obtain NDE student ID numbers for new students and update returning student data at the beginning of the school year.  Maintaining students’ data in the ADVISER Person ID system is important for matching students eligible for free and reduced priced meal benefits in the Nutrition Services Direct Certification process and assisting district/system staff to identify students who leave or transfer between districts/systems.

Public School Districts, Special Purpose Schools, ESU Head Start Schools

– will use the ADVISER Person ID collection to obtain NDE student ID numbers for new students and update returning student data at the beginning of the school year.  It is important that the data in the ADVISER Person ID collection is kept up to date and accurate as this collection populates the ADVISER Validation collection with the students’ first, middle and last name and date of birth.  This data does not come from the districts’ Student Information System.

Instructions for the ADVISER Person ID collection can be found within the collection, above the users’ login name in the upper right of the screen or on the ADVISER Resources web page here.

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

Rule 10 Assurance Statement – Opens September 7

OPENS
09/07/2020
CLOSES
11/01/2020

Public, Nonpublic, Special Purpose, Rule 18, and ESU’s

All accredited school systems (public and non-public) are required to complete a Rule 10 Assurance Statement annually. The Assurance Statement must be completed to reflect compliance or indicate areas of noncompliance as your school system starts the 2020-2021 school year.

The Assurance Statement for public school districts is web-based and will be available on the NDE Portal under the Data Collections tab beginning Monday, September 7, 2020. An activation code is required to add the collection to the NDE Portal account. Public Schools must submit their Assurance Statement through the NDE Portal by November 1. Paper copies will not be accepted.

Note: Nonpublic, Special Purpose, Rule 18, and ESUs must continue to submit paper copies of their Assurance Statements to the NDE by November 1.

Please note the following:

  1. In the online Assurance Statement, public school district administrators will be asked to check Yes or No for each Rule 10 item in the statement, indicating compliance or non-compliance.
  2. Superintendents will receive a memo which will include links to the NDE website, where Rule 10 and supporting documents can be found.

For the 2020-21 school year,

  1. A Download PDF button is available again this school year at the bottom of the Assurance Statement for the purpose of downloading and saving a copy of your responses after submission to the NDE.
  2. Currently, when the NO response is checked, a text box opens to explain the NO response. A YES text box, located at the end of the Assurance Statement, is available for the purpose of explaining, defining, or expanding upon any YES response.

Contact Information: For assistance in accessing the portal: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org or 888-285-0556)

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)

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)