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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ELPA21 Important Information – Entering Reason Not Tested Codes

The ELPA21 window runs from Monday, February 6 through Friday, March 24, 2023. ALL students identified in TIDE as English Learners must have either a score for each domain test or a Reason Not Tested (RNT) code for each domain test entered.  The window for districts to review their data and enter RNT codes will be available from February 21 through April 7, 2023. For additional information, please refer to the TIDE User Guide. 

Contact Information: Allyson DenBeste (allyson.denbeste@nebraska.gov or 402-405-5212)

Staff Reporting 22-23 Updates

A revised 2022-2023 Staff Reporting guidance document is now available at the Staff Reporting website here. Revisions include the addition of two new FAQ’s specific to reporting Substitutes and Coaches. These can be found in Appendix G.

We will discuss these updates (and new related errors in NSSRS Validation) during February’s Data Webinar on Wednesday, Feb 8. Registration is free and can be done here.

 

Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org)

Renewal and Acceleration with Data – Virtual Webinar – February 8, 2023 – 9:30am to 10:30am

In lieu of our traditional in-person Data Conference held annually in Kearney, we have transitioned this event into a series of shorter, informational webinars catering to the needs of Nebraska school districts/systems at thoughtfully determined points throughout the year. Additionally, the new monthly webinar series will be taking the place of the ADVISER District Meetings which had occurred at 10am on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Part of each webinar will be dedicated to ADVISER status updates, so any district users who attended the old meeting are encouraged to sign up for the webinars instead.

For the February session, the schedule is:
9:30am – 10:00am – ADVISER Monthly Update & Feedback (Max Reiner, Data Collections)
10:00am – 10:30am – FAQ on Staff reporting errors (Naomi Kohles, Service Desk)

The webinar is free to attend, but registration is required. To register and for more information please visit: https://nedataconference.com/Read More › – Renewal and Acceleration with Data – Virtual Webinar – February 8, 2023 – 9:30am to 10:30am

Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org)

Apply to Join the Education Innovation Network (EIN) on Data Visualization and Use!


DUE DATE
02/03/2023

The Education Innovation Network (EIN) on Data Visualization and Use is launching its third cohort in March! We’re looking for a group of dedicated, data-driven ESU and school/district staff to join a Network of other ESU and district staff and learn and develop your data skill sets together! As a new member, you will participate in 6 free data learning sessions on topics ranging from data analysis to data tools to data storytelling. For more information:

Apply here by February 3, 2023!

 

Contact Information: dataviz@kitamba.com

2022-23 Non Public Curriculum Report (OPEN)

OPENS
01/25/2023
CLOSES
02/28/2023

The 2022-23 Non Public Curriculum Report is now OPEN on the NDE Portal under Data Collections.  This collection will CLOSE on February 28th and an audit window is established for March 1st to 15th.

Data in this collection is used to determine instructional unit totals along with calculations for properly endorsed staff percentages.

Questions on how to enter data and use the collection can be directed to ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org

Questions regarding Rule 10 and Rule 14 regulations can be directed to nde.accreditation@nebraska.gov

Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org)

State Board of Education Disciplinary Action Against Educators

The link below contains State Board disciplinary action taken against Nebraska educators  as well as voluntary surrenders.

https://www.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/RECENT-DISCIPLINARY-ACTIONS.pdf

Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org)

Future Ready District Technology Profile – Opens: February 1 – Due: April 14

OPENS
02/01/2023
CLOSES
04/14/2023

Public School Districts Only 

The Future Ready District Technology Profile will be available to public school districts on the NDE Portal under the ‘Data Collections’ tab beginning February 1, 2023. An activation code is required to add the collection to the NDE Portal account, which can be obtained from the District Administrator.  FAQ and instructional documents are included in the portal and online.

PLEASE NOTE NEW INFORMATION – This year Nonpublic schools will not be responsible for completing the 2022-2023 District Technology profile through the portal. Only public schools are required to complete this report. Nonpublic schools that are interested in completing a profile for their own use may download a PDF copy at the technology plan website shared below.

More information and resources related to the new District Technology Profile are available on the NDE website:

https://www.education.ne.gov/educational-technology/technology-plan/

The website includes links to the following documents:

  1. PDF version of the new profile instrument
  2. PDF of the instructions to access the profile in the portal
  3. PDF of frequently asked questions (FAQ’s)

If you have difficulties accessing the documents on the NDE website, please contact Dorann Avey, Digital Learning Director at dorann.avey@nebraska.gov to request that the documents be emailed to you.

Updated Systems Involved Student Reporting Document

The Systems Involved Student Reporting document has been updated and posted to the ADVISER Resources Data Guidance web page. The purpose of this document is to provide information about Nebraska School District/System responsibilities related to data reporting for students who are Wards of the Court/State and for Systems Involved Students attending a Special Purpose School, Rule 18 Interim Program school, or Contracted Service Providers/Agencies. It also includes reporting information for students attending the University of Nebraska High School.

The Systems Involved Student Reporting document is a supplement to the Who Reports What student reporting guidance document.

Contact Information: NDE Service Desk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org)

Counselor and Library/Media Not Endorsed 2022-2023

OPENS
12/02/2022
CLOSES
04/28/2023

Public School Districts, Special Purpose Schools and Nonpublic Systems

The Counselor and Library/Media Specialists Not Endorsed 2022-2023 collection opened December 2, 2022.  This collection can be found in the NDE Portal under the Data Collections tab.  An activation code is required to add the collection to Portal accounts, which can be obtained from the District Administrator.  Specific instructions for completing the report fields are within the collection itself. 

The collection is designed to monitor the credit hour progress allowed by Sections 007.04B and 007.05D (NAC 92 Chapter 10) of guidance counselors or library/media specialists who are not currently endorsed in these areas and are serving in that capacity while enrolled in a program to complete their endorsements.

The site allows districts to annually update the progress being made by the identified individuals toward their completion of either the counselor or library/media specialist endorsement.

NOTE: The option for allowing individuals not properly endorsed to serve in either capacity is described in Rule 10, Section 007.04B Media/Technology Staff and Section 007.05D Guidance Staff.

For regulatory assistance contact: Accreditation nde.accreditation@nebraska.gov 

Contact Information: For technical assistance contact: NDE Helpdesk (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org)

Spring 2023 Conditional Permit Requests

OPENS
11/14/2022
CLOSES
02/28/2023

The purpose of this bulletin item is to provide guidance on how to request a conditional permit for teachers who have been hired to start in JANUARY 2023 and may not have all their necessary documentation prior to the first day of school with students. This information is also available on the NDE Bulletin website or  (https://www.education.ne.gov/bulletin).

CONDITIONAL PERMITS – The certification staff have received applications for January graduates and realize that some colleges will not be issuing transcripts until mid to late January. Occasionally, there are other documents that may not make it to certification until after the start of the second semester. For teachers who have been hired to start in January, we may be able to issue a conditional permit if requested from the school district.

A conditional permit can be issued when we have the following items:

  1. An application and fee
  2. A request for a conditional permit from the school district. NOTE: A request can be completed through a Google Form for those with spring teaching positions at https://forms.gle/PJ6rXTUq5jJBaA3X9.
  3. Fingerprints (if needed) – A set of fingerprint cards would need to be logged in our office for a conditional to be issued but not cleared by the Nebraska State Patrol.
  4. A document from the college stating that a program has been completed. Preferred: An Institutional Verification form from the college and a “close to final” or transcript showing the human relations and special education courses. Minimum: A letter in lieu of a transcript stating that the candidate has completed a program of study along with the required human relations and special education courses.

Deficiencies that can be placed on the permit include one or a combination of the following: a…Read More › – Spring 2023 Conditional Permit Requests

Contact Information: Educator Certification (nde.tcertweb@nebraska.gov or 402-471-0739)

Nonpublic Systems Reporting Guidance 2022-2023

Nonpublic Systems Reporting Guidance for 2022-2023 has been posted to the Nonpublic Resources webpage: https://www.education.ne.gov/dataservices/nonpublic/

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 (ADVISERHelp@nebraskacloud.org)