Location of standards 
Nebraska's Rule 10-School Accreditation includes general language about Principal expectations.
Alignment to national standards 
Year of law passage/rule change 
Name and overview of standards 
Nebraska's standards include eight standards: Vision for Learning; Continuous School Improvement; Instructional Leadership; Culture for Learning; Systems Management; Staff Leadership; Developing Relationships; and Professional Ethics and Advocacy.
Use of standards 
Used to define effective practices in order to improve teaching and learning
[1] Nebraska Department of Education. (2017). Guidelines recommended for use with rule 24. Retrieved from https://2x9dwr1yq1he1dw6623gg411-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uplo... [2] Nebraska Department of Education. (2017). Teacher and Principal Performance Framework. Retrieved from https://www.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/TeacherPrincipal...
Location of standards 
Nebraska Council of School Administrators
Alignment to national principal supervisor standards 
Year of law passage/rule change 
Overview of standards 
The Nebraska Council of School Administrators (NCSA) Superintendent Standards include: Shared Vision and Strategic Direction; Board, Policy, and the Education System; Collaboration with Families and Community; Continuous Improvement and Accountability; Teaching and Learning; Personnel Leadership; Systems Leadership and Management; Equity, Climate, and Culture; and Leadership, Conduct, and Professional Growth. This framework is not mandated in Nebraska.
Use of standards 
Not publically available
Presence of principal supervisor job description 
[1] Nebraska Council of School Administrators. (2017). Superintendent Standards and Evaluation Process. Retrieved from http://www.ncsa.org/sites/default/files/media/PDF/NCSA-Supt-StandardsEva....
Location of performance evaluation requirement 
Nebraska's Rule 10
Year of passage/revision 
Name of evaluation system 
Nebraska Model System of Evaluation
Description of evaluation system 
The Nebraska Model System of Evaluation is not mandated in the state of Nebraska, but districts may choose to implement all or portions of it if they desire. In the Nebraska Model System of Evaluation, principal evaluation includes an effective practices rating based on self-assessment, informal/formal observations, and review of artifacts based as informed by the Nebraska Performance Framework for Principals. In addition, principals develop action plans informed by student learning and school performance data. Finally, informed by all aforementioned items, principals design a personalized professional development plan.
Frequency of performance evaluation 
Intended use of performance evaluation 
Used to inform professional development
Rubric or evaluation instrument 
Nebraska's Principal Performance Framework
[1] Nebraska Department of Education. (2011). Nebraska's teacher and principal performance framework. Retrieved from https://www.education.ne.gov/documents/TeacherPrincipalPerformanceFramew... [2] Nebraska Department of Education. (n.d.) Guidance for the principal or district administrator evaluation process. Retrieved from https://www.education.ne.gov/EducatorEffectiveness/11.16%20guidance/Guid... [3] Nebraska Department of Education (2017). Personnel Rules Title 93, Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapters 1-16. Retrieved from https://2x9dwr1yq1he1dw6623gg411-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uplo...
Principal preparation program accreditation or approval standards 
Nebraska has an agreement with CAEP and its standards include: Content and Pedagogical Knowledge; Clinical Partnerships and Practice; Candidate Quality, Recruitment, and Selectivity; Program Impact; Provider Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement
Description of program approval review process 
Institutions are reviewed by the state once every seven years, and the state onsite visit coincides with the national accreditation onsite visit. All Nebraska institutions are on a seven-year continuous improvement state program review cycle. The institutions also submit an annual report to the Nebraska Department of Education that indicates what programs they will offer for the upcoming academic year, along with Rule 24 matrices that show how their courses cover all the standards/guidelines. Those that are CAEP accredited must also submit annual reports to CAEP that gather common data for eight annual measures: impact around student learning, teacher effectiveness, employer and completer satisfaction, and specific outcomes and consumer information, such as graduation, licensure, employment, and student loan default rates.
Minimum years of educational experience or degree required by candidate for acceptance to principal preparation program 
2 years of teaching experience
Minimum test scores for preparation program entrance 
Number of credits in coursework required for graduation 
36 graduate semester hours and 45 graduate semester hours for candidates seeking the endorsement at a grade level different from their teaching endorsement
Degree level required for principal entry-level certification or licensure 
Master's degree in Educational Administration or Educational Leadership
Field work or internship required for degree or license 
Number of hours required for internship completion 
201 - 300 hrs
Minimum test score requirements for certification 
Educational Leadership Administration and Supervisions with a passing score of 145
[1] Nebraska Department of Education. (2015). Rule 21: Regulations for the issuance of certificates and permits to teach, provide special services, and administer in Nebraska schools: Title 92, Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapter 21. Retrieved from https://www.education.ne.gov/Legal/webrulespdf/CLEANrule21_2015.pdf [2] Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. (2014). Nebraska Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of the Educator Preparation partnership agreement. Retrieved from http://www.caepnet.org/~/media/Files/caep/state-partners/nebraska-caep-p... [3] ETS. (2017). Nebraska test requirements. Retrieved from https://www.ets.org/praxis/ne/requirements [4] Nebraska Department of Education. (2017). Guidelines Recommended for Use with Rule 24. Retrieved from https://2x9dwr1yq1he1dw6623gg411-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uplo....