March 1, 2018


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.  Thank you!!


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“Bridging Connections:  NSSRS to ADVISER”

April 16 – 17, 2018

Contact:  Debe Dockhorn (402-471-2748 or

The NDE Data Conference will be held April 16-17, 2018 at the Younes Conference Center – Kearney, Nebraska.  This conference will provide opportunities to learn about the transition from NSSRS to ADVISER, as well as hear from national, state, and local experts about the latest policies and techniques in education data.  The conference is open to all Nebraska educators but the main audience are persons who work with the nuts and bolts of data collection, data use, and reporting.

For more information and to register, visit the conference website at


  2018/19 ESSA Financial Coding Information Updates:

Contact:  Janice Eret (402-471-2248 or, Bill Biven (402-471-0526 or, or Bryce Wilson (402-471-4320 or

The ESSA FAQ, Function/Object Code Crosswalk, and Function & Object Code Description documents have been updated and are available on the 2018/19 ESSA Financial Coding Page found on the Finance and Organization Services Webpage.  Updates have been identified by highlighted text and summary pages on the Excel documents.


    2018-19−Perkins Intent to ParticipateDEADLINE FOR COMPLETION:  March 1

Contact:  Teri Sloup (402-471-4809 or

The Perkins “intent to participate in Perkins funding” site will opened on February 1.

The purpose of this notification is to request your action in completing the intent to participate process for Perkins funding during the 2018-2019 program year.  All school districts, even if participating in a consortium, career academy, or choosing not to participate, must complete this data collection.

This action is accomplished through the official submission of the intent and eligibility to participate in Perkins through the NDE Portal located at under the “Data Collections” tab.  This specific data collection is entitled “Perkins IV Career and Technical Education.”

The online system asks district officials to:

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

The deadline for completing the online submission is March 1.


    New 3rd Year Teacher Survey

Contact:  Pat Madsen (402-471-4863 or

The 2017-2018 Nebraska 3rd Year Teacher Survey was emailed to principals of 3rd year Nebraska teachers who completed their teacher preparation program at a Nebraska institution on February 14, 2018.  (This is a new survey, and not to be confused with the Nebraska 1st Year Teacher Survey which will continue to be administered during March and April.)  The intent of the Nebraska 3rd Year Teacher Survey is to obtain critical and consistent program effectiveness information from P-12 school partners that will be used by Nebraska teacher preparation institutions and the Nebraska Department of Education for continuous improvement.  If you received the email invitation and completed the survey, thank you for responding.  If you received the email invitation and have not completed the survey yet, please do so by March 16.  The survey should only take approximately 10 minutes to complete.


    NonPublic Curriculum Report 2017-2018AUDIT CLOSE DATE: March 15

Contact:  NDE Helpdesk (888-285-0556 or

This is required for NonPublic Systems only.

The NonPublic Curriculum Reporting System 2017-2018 will collect data on courses teachers teach for use in determining compliance with Rule 10 and Rule 14.  The NonPublic Curriculum Report is located under the “Data Collections” tab in the Portal.  An activation code is required.  Due Date: February 28.  Audit Window close date:  March 15.


    IDEA MOE for Compliance StandardDUE DATE:  March 30

Contact:  Pete Biaggio (402-471-4308 or

IDEA Part B Special Education Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Application for Compliance Standard for school year 2016-2017 opened on February 21.  The report may be accessed within the NDE Portal under the Data Collection tab.

School district receipt of IDEA dollars is contingent upon maintaining fiscal effort for Special Education.  Districts must expend a greater or equal amount of local or local/state funds from a previous year highest level to meet the MOE requirement.  Final calculations based on actual special education school district expenditures/receipts/data obtained from the 2016-2017 AFR, GMS and NSSRS are available and have been compared to the highest levels of fiscal effort.  As a result, calculations for meeting the IDEA MOE Compliance Standard may have resulted in a MOE excess or shortage that requires school district review for determination of adjustments or credits that could modify the MOE level.


    NDE Sponsored ADVISER Workdays COMING SOON to an ESU Near You

Questions:  Contact Ginny Carter at NDE (402-471-2369 or


  • WHO should attend: Data Stewards, SPED Directors or person responsible for SRS/NSSRS SPED data, other team members involved with student data or state reporting.  Public Districts Only
  • WHAT: Topics to be covered at the workday include; ADVISER Validation new reports, look ups and errors, SRS, ADVISER, & SPED reporting updates and training, and ADVISER Dashboard sign on and access.
  • WHEN/WHERE: The NDE Spring ADVISER workdays have been scheduled, please contact your ESU or go to the District ADVISER web site and click on the calendar tab to get more information about dates, times, locations and how to register:


    ADVISER District Meeting

Contact:  Ginny Carter (402-471-2369 or


The February 21 ADVISER District meeting agenda has been posted to the ADVISER google site under the meetings tab. Next meeting is March 21.


Future meetings with connections information can be found in the calendar tab and are listed in the minutes as well.  The ADVISER google site can be found at ADVISER Google Site


    2017-2018 Parallel Year for Reporting Data to NSSRS and ADVISER


With the new school year 2017-2018 beginning and this year being a parallel year for reporting data to NSSRS and ADVISER, we would like to remind our districts of the appropriate Helpdesk to contact for each system to ensure your questions are answered in a timely matter.

For questions regarding NSSRS data, please send in a Helpdesk Request from the NDE Portal or an email to:


For questions regarding ADVISER data, please send an email to: