The primary goal of the Special Education Services team is to provide leadership and support for exceptional learners receiving special education services throughout Kansas schools and communities. Our web pages are designed to provide access to available documents, resources and guidelines.
District Level Reports
Gifted Education Services
Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS)
Kansas Special Education Process Handbook
MIS and Student Data
Resources for Families and Educators
Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)
Emergency Safety Interventions (ESI)
KSDE Guidance on Compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Kansas Special Education for Exceptional Children Act during the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)
KSDE Directors Webinar 3.19.2020 (PowerPoint)
DLM-Continuous Learning for our Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities (link)
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Questions and Answers Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Outbreak (external link)
COVID-19 and K-12 Students with Disabilities: Initial Guidance from Perry Zirkel (external link)
U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Fact Sheet Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities (external link)
Transition Resources During COVID-19 Outbreak (external link)
The State of Kansas has met Special Education Compliance Requirements of the State Performance Plan for data submitted in the February 1, 2019 Annual Performance Report.
OSEP has created IDEA Part B and IDEA Part C State Profile pages. Currently, each State profile includes the most recent State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) and OSEP’s response, including any required actions; a State data profile; a link to the current determination letter; the State’s Results Driven Accountability determination matrix; and other related documents.
Kansas IDEA Part B Profile - FFY17-Meets Requirements Finalized June 2019
Kansas IDEA Part B Profile - FFY16-Meets Requirements Finalized June 2018
Kansas IDEA Part B Profile - FFY15-Meets Requirements Finalized June 2017
Kansas IDEA Part B Profile - FFY14-Meets Requirements Finalized June 2016
Kansas IDEA Part B Profile - FFY13-Meets Requirements Finalized June 2015
More Announcements and Requests for Comment
To receive announcements from the Special Education and Title Services Team, please send an email to Pat Bone (email@example.com) with your Name, Email Address, and Organization.
The KSDE ECSETS team provides monthly communication for special education administrators. Communication will occur via an online meeting platform using Adobe Connect. Participants will be asked to log in at http://ksde-tasn.adobeconnect.com/ks_admin-web-meeting/ to view and download materials and engage with presenters. There will be opportunities for questions and the web meeting will be recorded for future reference or for those unable to attend. Please find a schedule of dates and topics on the TASN website: https://www.ksdetasn.org/resources/1273.
Meeting Schedule for 2019-20 Meetings begin at 9 am on Adobe Connect
August 16, 2018 (Adobe Connect) / Materials (PDF)
September 27, 2019 (Adobe Connect) / Materials (PDF)
October 18, 2019 (Adobe Connect) / Materials (PDF)
November 15, 2019 (Adobe Connect) / Materials (PDF)
January 10, 2020 (Adobe Connect) / Materials (PDF)
February 14, 2020 (Adobe Connect) / Materials (PDF)
April 7, 2020 (Zoom meeting)
May 8, 2020
The KSDE Special Education and Title Services (SETS) Team is hosting face-to-face meetings for new and experienced special education administrators. Team members will cover timely special education topics and a call for questions from the field will be sent prior to each meeting so that the SETS team can prepare specific information. The following will be included for special education; hot topics, networking, helpful hints for upcoming reports/requirements, KIAS calendar requirements, Q’s & A’s.
Meeting Schedule for 2019-20
All meetings will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Hutchinson, KS. Please register by clicking on the date. Materials will be accessible after each meeting.
January 21, 2020 Materials (PDF)
October 22, 2019 Materials (PDF)
January 21, 2019
April 7, 2019
Special Education, and Title Services Team
Coordinator for State and Federal Programs
Main Team Page
Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS)
Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) (external link)
Kansas’ Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) (external link)
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