Special Curriculum Forms

Mission Statement

To lead and support Nebraska Schools in assuring equitable educational opportunities and promoting improved performance for all learners through continuous school improvement.


The Accreditation and School Improvement Team is responsible for:

Accreditation Rule 10, Regulations and Procedures for the Accreditation of Schools.  Accredited schools must comply with 92 NAC 10, the rules and regulations which govern standards and procedures for the accreditation of all public schools and any nonpublic schools that request state accreditation. Districts/schools may also choose to be accredited by the AdvancED/North Central Association accrediting body.

Approval Rule 14, Regulations and Procedures for the Legal Operation of Approved Nonpublic Schools. Approved schools must comply with 92 NAC 14 the rules and regulations which govern standards and procedures for the approval and legal operation of all non-accredited nonpublic schools in the state.  

Educational Service Units Rule 84, Regulations for the Accreditation of Educational Service Units. Educational service units must comply with 92 NAC 84 the rules and regulations for the guidance, supervision, accreditation, and coordination of educational service units.  

Interim ProgramsRule 18, Interim-Program Schools in County Detention Homes, Institutions, and Juvenile Emergency Shelters. Interim-Programs must comply with 92 NAC 18 the rules and regulations that establish minimum standards for Interim-Programs to make them eligible to receive reimbursement by the State Office of Health and Human Services System and requirements of public schools to work cooperatively and effectively with the Interim-Programs to insure students are provided with the real opportunity to make appropriate advancement toward graduation.

School Improvement – Accredited schools must have a systematic on-going process that guides planning, implementation, and evaluation and renewal of continuous school improvement activities to meet local and statewide goals and priorities.  The process includes a periodic review by visiting educators who provide consultation to the local school/community in continued accomplishment of plans and goals.


Accreditation and School Improvement

Phone: (402) 471-2444

Email: nde.accreditation@nebraska.gov

Freida LangeAdministratorfreida.lange@nebraska.gov
Don LosekeEducation Specialist IVdon.loseke@nebraska.gov
Jolene PalmerSchool Safety DirectorJolene.Palmer@nebraska.gov
Aprille PhillipsStudent Achievement Coord.aprille.phillips@nebraska.gov
Kim SnyderManagement ConsultantKim.Snyder@nebraska.gov

AdvancED / North Central Association

Phone: (402) 471-0955

Freida LangeState Liaison to AdvancEDfreida.lange@nebraska.gov
   
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Other Forms

Mission Statement

To lead and support Nebraska Schools in assuring equitable educational opportunities and promoting improved performance for all learners through continuous school improvement.


The Accreditation and School Improvement Team is responsible for:

Accreditation Rule 10, Regulations and Procedures for the Accreditation of Schools.  Accredited schools must comply with 92 NAC 10, the rules and regulations which govern standards and procedures for the accreditation of all public schools and any nonpublic schools that request state accreditation. Districts/schools may also choose to be accredited by the AdvancED/North Central Association accrediting body.

Approval Rule 14, Regulations and Procedures for the Legal Operation of Approved Nonpublic Schools. Approved schools must comply with 92 NAC 14 the rules and regulations which govern standards and procedures for the approval and legal operation of all non-accredited nonpublic schools in the state.  

Educational Service Units Rule 84, Regulations for the Accreditation of Educational Service Units. Educational service units must comply with 92 NAC 84 the rules and regulations for the guidance, supervision, accreditation, and coordination of educational service units.  

Interim ProgramsRule 18, Interim-Program Schools in County Detention Homes, Institutions, and Juvenile Emergency Shelters. Interim-Programs must comply with 92 NAC 18 the rules and regulations that establish minimum standards for Interim-Programs to make them eligible to receive reimbursement by the State Office of Health and Human Services System and requirements of public schools to work cooperatively and effectively with the Interim-Programs to insure students are provided with the real opportunity to make appropriate advancement toward graduation.

School Improvement – Accredited schools must have a systematic on-going process that guides planning, implementation, and evaluation and renewal of continuous school improvement activities to meet local and statewide goals and priorities.  The process includes a periodic review by visiting educators who provide consultation to the local school/community in continued accomplishment of plans and goals.


Accreditation and School Improvement

Phone: (402) 471-2444

Email: nde.accreditation@nebraska.gov

Freida LangeAdministratorfreida.lange@nebraska.gov
Don LosekeEducation Specialist IVdon.loseke@nebraska.gov
Jolene PalmerSchool Safety DirectorJolene.Palmer@nebraska.gov
Aprille PhillipsStudent Achievement Coord.aprille.phillips@nebraska.gov
Kim SnyderManagement ConsultantKim.Snyder@nebraska.gov

AdvancED / North Central Association

Phone: (402) 471-0955

Freida LangeState Liaison to AdvancEDfreida.lange@nebraska.gov
   
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State Accreditation Committee

The last meeting of the State Accreditation Committee

Was held Thursday, May 18, 2017, at:

The Cornhusker Hotel
333 S 13th St
Lincoln, NE 68508

  • 2017 State Accreditation Committee Member List

Discussion Items for the May 18, 2017, Meeting

Meeting Minutes

  • Minutes of the May 18, 2017, Meeting

Items from the January 20, 2017, Meeting

  • Agenda of January 20, 2017, Meeting

  • Minutes of January 20, 2017, Meeting

Annual Reports

 

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AdvancED / NCA

Founded in 1895, the North Central Association-Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) is a non-governmental, membership organization that accredits public and private schools and districts. One of six regional accrediting organizations, NCA CASI accredits schools and districts in 19 states, the Navajo Nation, and the Department of Defense Dependents’ Schools worldwide. For over 100 years, NCA CASI’s focus has been to advance the quality of education.

In April 2006, the North Central Association, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS CASI), and National Study of School Evaluation (NSSE) came together to form AdvancED- a strong, unified organization dedicated to education quality. In 2012, the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) joined AdvancED as the third accreditation division. AdvancED is the world’s largest education community, serving more than 30,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in more than 70 countries that educate over 16 million students. Today, NCA CASI, SACS CASI, and NWAC act as accreditation divisions of AdvancED.

Through AdvancED, NCA CASI, SACS CASI, and NWAC now have accreditation standards that cross state, regional, and national boundaries. The AdvancED Accreditation Process is a clear and comprehensive program of evaluation and external review, supported by research-based standards and dedicated to helping schools, districts and education providers improve continuously. The accreditation process is based on a five-year accreditation term that provides ongoing external review, support, and feedback.

For more information about AdvancED and NCA, please visit www.advanc-ed.org. For information about workshops and trainings sponsored by AdvancED Nebraska, please visit http://www.education.ne/nca/index.html


AdvancED / North Central Association

Phone: (402) 471-0955

Freida Lange
State Liaison to AdvancED
freida.lange@nebraska.gov

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Publications and Presentations

Accreditation and Approval Rules

  • Rule 10, Regulations and Procedures for the Accreditation of Schools
  • Rule 14, Regulations and Procedures for the Legal Operation of Approved Nonpublic Schools
  • Rule 17, Regulations Governing the Approval of Alternative Schools, Classes, or Programs for Expelled Students
  • Rule 18, Interim-Program Schools in County Detention Homes, Institutions, and Juvenile Emergency Shelters
  • Rule 84, Regulations for the Accreditation of Educational Service Units

School Improvement Guides

  • All school improvement guides can be found here.

Pamphlets and Brochures


Presentations

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Reports and Forms

Assurance Statements * Special Curriculum Forms * School Closure Affidavit
Applications * Other Forms


Assurance Statements

Assurance Statements are due to NDE on November 1
(Click here for a description or more information)

Checklists for Reviewing Rule 10 (Accredited) Schools:

Checklist for Reviewing Rule 14 (Approved) Nonpublic Schools:


Special Curriculum Forms

Special forms for nonpublic schools are filed, if necessary, when reporting curriculum through NSSRS
(Click here for a description or more information)

  • Biennial Courses Form (NDE 08-023) – There are two forms available for your use, the second one allows you to fill in the form on your computer before printing. Otherwise, they are the same form.

  • Cooperative Arrangements Course Form (NDE 08-021) – There are two forms available for your use, the second one allows you to fill in the form on your computer before printing. Otherwise, they are the same form.


School Closure Due to Uncontrollable Circumstances

If schools are unable to meet the 450/400/1032/1080 instructional hours, the following affidavit may be filed 10 days after the end of the school year


Applications

(Click here for a description or more information)

Schools applying to move from approved Rule 14 to accredited Rule 10 notify NDE of their intent by July 1, follow the applicable Documentation Report checklist, and submit documentation to NDE by November 1:

(Click here for a description or more information)


Other Forms

(Click here for a description or more information)

  • Report of High School District Superintendent on non-aligned Private, Denominational, or Parochial Schools – Due January 15 and June 15

  • Waiver Request checklist

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Workshops

Dates, Locations, and Registration Information

AdvancED Nebraska has scheduled five Continuous School Improvement Workshops for the fall of 2017:

Gering – September 18 & 19, Civic Center

York – September 25 & 26, Holthus Center

Norfolk – October 9 & 10, Lifelong Learning Center

Kearney– October 19 & 20, Educational Service Unit 10

Omaha – October 24 & 25, Educational Service Unit 3

You may register online by going to http://www.advanc-ed.org/services/conferences-workshops-and-webinars.

  1. Click on the AdvancED Classroom hyperlink.  
  2. Click on Conferences, Workshops and Webinars image.
  3. Click on the yellow Explore our Professional Learning Calendar button.
  4. From the Managing Office drop-down, select Nebraska.  
  5. Click Search for Events, and then click the link of the event for which you wish to register.
  6. Click the Register button on any of the tabbed information pages, and complete the registration information. You will receive an e-mail confirmation. You can print any of the tabbed pages (Agenda, etc.) for your reference. Please note that the Location tab has “zoomable” maps and driving directions.

The registration fee is $125 per person, or $85 per person in a team of four people from any one organization. To receive the discounted rate, one person must register all members of the group at one time (i.e., within a single registration). The registration fee includes materials, lunch, and refreshments for each day. Sign-in and refreshments begin each day at 8:00 a.m., with the training starting at 8:30 a.m. and concluding by 3:30 p.m. Please register no later than two weeks prior to the workshop.

If you have difficulties registering or other questions regarding the CIP Workshops, please contact Susann Wenzl at swenzl@advanc-ed.org or 402-471-0955.

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School Improvement

A school improvement process is a systematic on-going process involving planning, implementation, and evaluation and renewal of school improvement activities to meet local and statewide goals and priorities. All accredited schools in Nebraska must have a school improvement process in effect according to Rule 10-009.01. The process includes a periodic review by visiting educators who provide consultation to the local school/community in continued accomplishment of plans and a goals. In accordance with Rule 10-009.01B each school must have an external team visit at least once each five years.

Nebraska Framework Handbook * External Visit Guide * Data Guidebook * Workshops


The Nebraska Framework

The “Nebraska Framework” is a handbook to help schools in the school improvement process. School districts can use the Continuous Improvement Technical Assistance Rubric as they continue to develop their school improvement process.


External Team Visit:
A Support Guide for Host Schools and External Team Leaders

Schools hosting an external visit as well as External Team Leaders will find the “External Team Visit: A Support Guide for Host Schools and External Team Leaders” helpful in preparing for the visit. A checklist, orientation powerpoint, template for the external team report, and an exit report powerpoint have been developed to further aid external team leaders. (After opening the files, please save them to your computer before editing.)

  • Orientation PowerPoint – may be modified for each visit:


Data Guidebook

The goal of the guidebook is to build capacity for data use at the school, district, and state levels. Ideally, data users will train their colleagues on the data inquiry process, building an entire system of educators who are comfortable with and skilled at using data to take action for school improvement.

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