March 29, 2018
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. Thank you!!
“Bridging Connections: NSSRS to ADVISER”
April 16 – 17, 2018
Contact: Debe Dockhorn (402-471-2748 or email@example.com)
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.
Attending this conference is critically important for public school districts’ success in transitioning from NSSRS to ADVISER. We STRONGLY suggest bringing a team that will be working on the Student Information System and the ADVISER Dashboard. This conference will provide opportunities to learn about the transition from NSSRS to ADVISER. The conference is open to all Nebraska Public School Districts’ educators but the main audience are the people that input information into the Student Information System or those in charge of the Student Information System as well as the Administrators that “approve” the data. This conference will help to get the teams on the same page and know who to contact at NDE if there are questions, issues or concerns.
For more information and to register, visit the conference website at https://www.education.ne.gov/dataservices/events/.
Session information is now available.
Special Education Post-School Outcomes – OPENS April 2 – DUE DATE: April 30
Contact: Robyn Gonzales (402-471-4341 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
The report for submitting contact information for students with a disability who exited special education in 2016-2017 school year is located on the NDE Portal under the Data Collection tab. Accurate student contact information will assure your students will be contacted and included in this required Post School Outcome collection. Please be sure to scroll down on the report to enter each student’s contact information as indicated. This collection is considered for each school district’s annual federally required “determination”.
Important Announcement from the DHHS Regarding MIPS Claims
Contact: Jennifer Irvine (402-471-5234 or Jennifer.email@example.com)
DHHS is excited to announce that districts will no longer need to submit claims for dates of service after August 31, 2017 through the CDC collection “MIPS” in the NDE Portal. Nebraska Medicaid encourages districts to submit claims for dates of service before September 1, 2017 as soon as possible.
Nebraska Medicaid thanks the Nebraska Department of Education for their work on the portal.
Please note, public school districts will be using the Fairbanks system for reimbursement and the Maximus system for Provider Enrollment.
Nonpublic Consultation for 2018-19 School Year – DUE DATE: May 1
Contact: Diane Stuehmer (402‐471‐1740 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
OR Beth Wooster (402‐471‐2452 or email@example.com)
Due Date: May 1
It’s time to begin planning for the next school year by completing consultations with nonpublic schools regarding equitable services for the 2018-19 school year. These two collections are located in the NDE Consolidated Data Collection (CDC) under the Data Collections tab for the following programs:
NONPUBLIC FEDERAL PROGRAMS WITHIN BOUNDARIES COLLECTION
- Title I‐C: Migrant
- Title II‐A: Teacher and Principal Training
- Title III: Language Instruction for English Learners & Immigrant Students
- Title IV‐A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment
- Title IV‐B: 21st Century Community Learning Centers
TITLE I NONPUBLIC CONSULTATION COLLECTION
- Title I‐A: Services for At‐Risk Students
Each of these collections provide prepopulated forms, which are available for download by the public district to use when consulting with the nonpublic school(s). Upon completion of the consultation, the public district will enter the information from the forms into the appropriate collection in the NDE Consolidated Data Collection. Completed, signed forms will remain on file at the public district and may be requested by NDE at any time and/or reviewed during NCLB monitoring.
Nonpublic Federal Programs Within Boundaries Consultation
Every public school district in Nebraska having one or more nonpublic systems located within the public school district’s geographic boundaries must complete this form. It is the responsibility of the public school district to submit this completed form to the Nebraska Department of Education, through the CDC. A form for each nonpublic system geographically located within the public school district attendance area to document that the nonpublic system was consulted regarding potential participation in a federal program will need to be completed.
Title I Nonpublic Consultation
Every District receiving Title I funds and having resident low‐income school aged students attending a nonpublic school will need to complete this collection. The public district is not required to complete or submit a Title I Nonpublic Consultation form for Rule 12 or 13 exempt status schools. A form will need to be completed for each Nonpublic system that has reported having students eligible for free or reduced lunch as reported in the Nonpublic Membership Report.
If a district knows of any resident low‐income students attending a Nonpublic school that is not listed, they should contact NDE to have the school added (which will generate a form for that school).
NOTE: In the CDC, the category for both of these forms is “FEDERAL.” Superintendents have access to this activation code and may assign it to appropriate staff. As with other reports in the CDC, the person entering the data may “Submit” the data, but the Authorized Representative (usually the Superintendent) will need to “Approve” the collection.
EMAILS HAVE BEEN SENT TO SUPERINTENDENTS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT ARE REQUIRED TO CONSULT WITH NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS. A SEPARATE EMAIL WAS SENT FOR EACH COLLECTION.
Audit Window Close Date: May 15
IDEA MOE for Compliance Standard – DUE DATE: March 30
Contact: Pete Biaggio (402-471-4308 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 email@example.com)
- 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: https://sites.google.com/a/education.ne.gov/adviser-early-adopter-program/
ADVISER District Meeting
Contact: Ginny Carter (402-471-2369 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
The March 21 ADVISER District meeting agenda has been posted to the ADVISER google site under the meetings tab. Next meeting is April 18.
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: email@example.com.
For questions regarding ADVISER data, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.