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Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow

We’ve gone beyond measuring against standard requirements to create a next-generation accountability system that supports and rewards continuous improvement for every student, school, and educator. The result is an innovative approach that views each student holistically, classifies all schools into four performance levels, and provides opportunities for every Nebraskan to...
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Assessment Resources

K-12 FL Assessment Instruments Various FL proficiency assessments Teaching Materials: Assessment Tools National Capital Language Resource Center Site provides the how, what, when, and why of assessment in the FL classroom Quia Language test generator that sends grades directly to teacher after students take the assessment on-line. There is a...
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Certification Investigations

The Nebraska Department of Education - Certification Investigations The Nebraska Legislature has passed two bills that will have a significant impact on school districts. The first bill, LB 1080, requires school districts to have specific policies in place before June 30, 2021 to prevent sexual misconduct, including grooming, between an...
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Commissioner

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is a constitutional agency approved by Nebraska voters. The Department operates under the authority of an elected board of education. NDE is organized into teams that interact to operate the agency and carry out the duties assigned by state and federal statutes and the...
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Contact

David Jespersen Administrator 402-471-4537 david.jespersen@nebraska.gov Jeannie Chastain Conference & Event Specialist 402-471-2288 jeannie.chastain@nebraska.gov Shauna Groenewold Web and Social Media Specialist 402-471-3186 shauna.groenewold@nebraska.go... Drew Worster Multimedia Specialist 402-471-0533 drew.worster@nebraska.gov Justin Broughton Web Developer 402-440-0436 justin.broughton@nebraska.gov Sydney Wolfe Graphic Designer 402-310-9581 sydney.wolfe@nebraska.gov Neum Schmickrath Web Developer 402-314-5087 neum.schmickrath@nebraska.gov

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Content Area Standards

Nebraska Revised Statute 79-760.01 requires the Nebraska State Board of Education to “adopt measurable academic content standards for at least the grade levels required for statewide assessment.” Those standards shall cover the subject areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies, and the State Board of Education shall develop...
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CTE Data and Research

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Data & Research website provides quick access to empirical information related to Career & Technical Education (CTE) in Nebraska, including resources on topics such as CTE student outcomes, data reporting and accountability, return on investment, and labor market information.   Nebraska CTE Delivers! 79% of...
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Data, Research, and Evaluation

Office of Data, Research, and Evaluation - Sections Application Development – Focusing on the development of IT applications to support data reporting and data use by School Districts and the general public. Data Collections – Integrating the collection, refinement and use of educational data to meet federal and state reporting requirements, ensuring...
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Disciplinary Action

The Certification Investigation Review is provided by the Certification Investigations' Office of the Nebraska Department of Education. The documents set forth herein are copies of orders and reprimands issued by the State Board of Education, the Commissioner of Education, or the Nebraska Professional Practices Commission, involving Nebraska certificate holders, and...
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Educator Resources

Educator Resources: For Elementary, Middle, and High School Programs For Distance Learning World Language Programs (coming soon) ESU Course Clearinghouse for Distance Learning Offerings For Heritage Speakers Programs For Educator Professional Development For Dual Language Programs Must-Mark Websites: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Nebraska International Language Association...
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Federal Programs

RECENT NEWS & UPDATES FROM THE FEDERAL PROGRAMS OFFICE Find the latest time sensitive information here Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Federal Programs Team Office Hours via Zoom! 10:00 - 11:00 AM (CST) Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/4024712452 Meeting ID:  402 471 2452 Or Telephone: US: +1...
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Future Ready Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

3 Taglines which describe focus of work in this area Builds Instructional Partnerships Empowers Students as Creators Curates Digital Resources and Tools   Builds Instructional Partnerships OUTCOME: Partners with educators to design and implement evidence-based curricula and assessments that integrate elements of deeper learning, critical thinking, information literacy, digital citizenship,...
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National Assessment of Educational Progress

What is NAEP? While states have their own unique assessments with different content standards, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), provides a “common yardstick” to measure what students across the nation know and can do. NAEP assessments cover ten subject areas, including mathematics, reading, writing, and science. The results...
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NDE Legislative Corner

In an effort to keep others informed on important legislation impacting education in our state, the Communications and Outreach team has developed the NDE Legislative Corner. The Nebraska Unicameral is typically in session January through April. NDE Legislative Corner March 24, 2017 NDE Legislative Corner March 10, 2017 NDE Legislative...
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Nebraska Future Ready Librarians

Nebraska has adopted the Future Ready framework and convened it's own Future Ready Nebraska Council to assist in guiding the Future Ready Nebraska plan forward. The Council is  committed to using their expertise and knowledge to shape and communicate the vision, strategic objectives, and actions intended to transform the digital education...
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Nebraska Milken Educators

 Nebraska joined the Milken Educator Awards program in 1996. 44 recipients since program began in Nebraska. $1,100,000 awarded in Nebraska since program began. Katie Mace, 2021 Nebraska Milken Educator Recipient. Photo courtesy of the Milken Family Foundation. From left, Nebraska Commissioner of Education Dr. Matthew L. Blomstedt; Katie Mace, 2021...
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Nebraska School Safety & Security

Our Mission To guide and support all Nebraska schools in prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts to keep educational communities safe and secure. Quick PDFs Nebraska School Safety Vision Safety and Security Standards Behavioral Health Resources for Schools Update Newsletter  Second Quarter 2024 Newsletter Nebraska School Safety & Security Award...
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Nebraska Teacher of the Year

Nominations for the 2025 Nebraska Teacher of the Year Are Now Open Nebraska has amazing teachers and being able to recognize their excellence is one of the highlights of the year.  The Nebraska Department of Education is proud to provide an opportunity to recognize the best teachers in the state through the Nebraska Teacher of the Year Program. Do you know a teacher that should be our next Teacher of the Year?  Please take...
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NSSRS Resources

This page is NOT UPDATED for the 18-19 school year and beyond. Please use for historic information only. For current instructions please use the ADVISER, CDC, Staff, or Nonpublic pages. Calendar NSSRS Calendar:     2017-2018 11/02/2017 2016-2017 12/06/2016 Consolidated Data Collection Calendar:      2018-2019 Date: 08/2018 Nonpublic Systems Reporting Guidance:    2018-2019 Date: 07/19/2018...
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Public Information and Communications

Mission The mission of the Nebraska Department of Education’s Office of Public Information and Communications is to support the successful execution and communication of the Department’s mission, vision and values. The Office of Public Information and Communications is responsible for assisting Department leadership, operations, and program staff in providing clear,...
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reVISION

Since 2012, the NDE’s reVISION process has been instrumental in improving and strengthening CTE in Nebraska! This process provides Nebraska schools with the opportunity to analyze and transform their current CTE systems in order to improve their ability to educate a qualified workforce that meets industry needs within an ever-changing...
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reVISION Initial Grant

Program Overview The purpose of the Perkins reVISION Initial grant is to assist local school districts in completing the reVISION Career Education strategic planning process. Working in collaboration with postsecondary education and regional workforce/economic development leaders, the reVISION process links career educators, school administrators, school counselors, industry professionals, and community leaders. Through...
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