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The State of Kansas has met Special Education Compliance Requirements of the State Performance Plan for data submitted in the February 1, 2021 Annual Performance Report.

Stakeholder Input

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires states to develop a State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR). This evaluates the State’s efforts to implement the requirements of IDEA and describe how the state will improve its special education programs. The SPP/APR include indicators that measure child and family outcomes, as well as other indicators that measure compliance with IDEA requirements.

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is currently developing the 2020 – 2025 SPP/APR. As a part of this process, KSDE is requesting stakeholder input on proposed targets for the SPP/APR indicators. This is an opportunity to hear from educators, families, and community members on the direction our state takes to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.

Please review the PowerPoints that explain any proposed or required indicator changes and the proposed projected targets for the indicator for the next SPP/APR cycle. Please review the data visualizations at https://public.tableau.com/profile/general.supervision.timely.and.accurate.data#!/. Please share your feedback by completing the indicator surveys. The PowerPoints and surveys are available from July 9 through August 13.

Family Engagement

Indicator 8: Family Engagement
PowerPoint / Survey (external link)

Secondary and Postsecondary Outcomes
PowerPoint for Indicators 1, 2, 13 and 14

Indicator 1: Graduation Rate
Survey (external link)

Indicator 2: Drop Out Rate
Survey (external link)

Indicator 13: Secondary Transition
Survey (external link)

Indicator 14: Enrolled in Higher Ed within 1 Year
Survey (external link)

Assessment and Education Environment

Indicator 3: Participation and Proficiency on Statewide Assessments for Students with IEPs
PowerPoint / Survey (external link)

Indicator 5: Education Environments for 5-Year-Old Kindergarteners through Age 21 (Least Restrictive Environment)
PowerPoint / Survey (external link)

Early Childhood
PowerPoint for Indicators 6, 7 and 12

Indicator 6 - PreSchool Environments LRE
Survey (external link)

Indicator 7: Preschool Outcomes
Survey (external link)

Dispute Resolution
PowerPoint for Indicators 15 and 16

Indicator 15: Due Process Resolution Sessions
Survey (external link)

Indicator 16: Mediation
Survey (external link)

Indicator 17: State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)
PowerPoint for Indicator 17

State Performance Plans (SPP) and Annual Performance Reports (APR)

The 2004 Amendments to the IDEA require each State to develop a State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR) that evaluates the State’s efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of the IDEA, and describes how the State will improve its implementation. The Kansas State Department of Education is responsible for the Part B SPP/APR and it includes Indicators that measure child and family results, and other indicators that measure compliance with the requirements of the IDEA.

The IDEA also requires each State to report annually to the United States Department of Education (USDE) on its performance under the SPP. Specifically, the State must report in its APR, the progress it has made in meeting the measurable and rigorous targets established in its SPP. USDE is required to issue an annual determination to each State on its progress in meeting the requirements of the statute.

For the first time in 2014, and ongoing through 2020, USDE made Part B determinations using both compliance and results data, giving each equal weight in making a State’s determination.

Federal Fiscal Year SPP/APR USDE Determination Due Date
Kansas SPP/APR reports
FFY 2019 Kansas IDEA Part B SPP/APR Meets Requirements 6/24/21 February 1, 2021
FFY 2018 Kansas IDEA Part B SPP/APR Meets Requirements 6/25/20 February 1, 2020
FFY 2017 Kansas IDEA Part B SPP/APR Meets Requirements 6/20/19 February 1, 2019
FFY 2016 Kansas IDEA Part B SPP/APR Meets Requirements 6/28/18 February 1, 2018
FFY 2015 Kansas IDEA Part B SPP/APR Meets Requirements 6/28/17 February 1, 2017
FFY 2014 Kansas IDEA Part B SPP/APR Meets Requirements 6/28/16 February 1, 2016
FFY 2013 Kansas IDEA Part B SPP/APR Meets Requirements 6/30/15 February 1, 2015

To request earlier APRs please contact specialeducation@ksde.org.

Related Information

Special Education State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report Fact Sheet (PDF)
IDEA Part B Kansas SPP/APR Analysis FFY 2006-2008 (PDF)
District Level Public Reports

State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR) Indicator Resources

Technical assistance with SPP/APR Indicators may be requested by contacting the lead consultant for each indicator or at www.ksdetasn.org.

Indicators:     1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10     11     12     13     14     15     16     17

Indicator 1: Graduation

Percent of students with an individualized education program (IEP) graduating from high school with a regular diploma.
Indicator 1 Fact Sheet (PDF)
Growing Graduates (external pdf)
Kansas Graduation Requirements Fact Sheet (pdf)
Graduation, Dropout and Attendance Resources (link)


Indicator 2: Dropout

Percent of students with an IEP dropping out of high school.
Indicator 2 Fact Sheet (PDF)
Dropouts Fact Sheet (pdf)
ABCs of Dropping Out Fact Sheet (pdf)
15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention (external link)
Graduation, Dropout and Attendance Resources (link)


Indicator 3B and 3C: Participation and Proficiency on Statewide Assessments for Students with IEPs

3B: Assessment Participation: Participation rate for children with IEPs.

3C: Assessment Proficiency: Proficiency rate for children with IEPs against grade level and alternate academic achievement standards.

Indicator 3 Fact Sheet (PDF)


Indicator 4A and 4B: Rates of Suspension and Expulsion for Students with Disabilities

Indicator 4A: Percent of districts that have a significant discrepancy in the rate of suspensions and expulsions of greater than 10 days in a school year for children with IEPs.

Indicator 4B: Percent of districts that have: (a) a significant discrepancy, by race or ethnicity, in the rate of suspensions and expulsions of greater than 10 days in a school year for children with IEPs; and (b) policies, procedures or practices that contribute to the significant discrepancy and do not comply with requirements relating to the development and implementation of IEPs, the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports, and procedural safeguards.

Indicator 4: Suspension and Expulsion (PDF)


Indicator 5: Education Environments for 5-Year-Old Kindergarteners through Age 21 (Least Restrictive Environment)

Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served inside the regular class 80% or more of the day; inside the regular class less than 40% of the day; and in separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements.

Information about Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Resources To Improve LRE:
Kansas Co-teaching Training and Coaching Cadre (external link)
Considerations for Specially Designed Instruction (external link)
TASN LRE and Inclusion Resources (external link)


Indicator 6: Preschool Environments

Percent of preschool children with IEPs attending a regular early childhood program and receiving the majority of special education and related services in the regular early childhood program; and separate special education class, separate school or residential facility.

District reports are available after login at Kansas APR Reports (external link)
Indicator 6: Preschool Environments Fact Sheet (PDF)
Summer Leadership Conference (scroll down to Data Sessions) (external link)

Indicator 6: Coding ECSE Program (MIS)
Indicator 6: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center Inclusion
Federal Policy Statement On Inclusion Of Children With Disabilities In Early Childhood Programs (external PDF)
Federal Policy Statement On Inclusion Of Children With Disabilities In Early Childhood Programs – Executive Summary (external PDF)
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Dear Colleague Letter: Preschool Least Restrictive Environments (LRE) (external PDF)
Kansas Co-teaching Training and Coaching Cadre (external link)


Indicator 7: Preschool Outcomes

Percent of preschool children aged 3 through 5 with IEPs who demonstrate improved positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships); acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/ communication and early literacy); and use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs.

District reports are available after login at Kansas APR Reports (external link)
Indicator 7: Preschool Outcomes Fact Sheet (PDF)
Summer Leadership Conference (scroll down to Data Sessions) (external link)

Indicator 7: KITS-Introduction to Early Childhood Outcomes in Kansas
Indicator 7: Outcomes Web System Users Guide
Indicator 7: Early Childhood Outcomes Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Indicator 7: Early Childhood Outcomes Center
Indicator 7: Kansas Early Childhood Outcomes-What You Need To Know PowerPoint (PDF)
Indicator 7: State Child Outcomes Data Profile Kansas Part B 619 (PDF)


Indicator 8: Parent Involvement

Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities.
Indicator 8-Parent Involvement Fact Sheet (PDF)
Parent Survey (PDF)
Parent Letter-Lao (Word)
Parent Letter-Vietnamese (Word)

Parent Survey-Infographic (PDF)
Part B Parent Survey–Detailed Summary Report (PDF)
Part B Parent Survey-Statewide Report (PDF)
Indicator Reponse Rate (PDF)


Indicator 9 & 10: Disproportionate Representation

Percent of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in special education and related services and of racial and ethnic groups in specific disability categories that is the result of inappropriate identification.
Indicator 9 and 10: Disproportionate Representation (PDF)


Indicator 11: Child Find

Percent of children with parental consent to evaluate or, who were evaluated within 60 days (or State established timeline).

Indicator 11: Child Find FAQ (PDF)
Indicator 11: Child Find (PDF)


Indicator 12: Early Childhood Transition

Percent of children referred by Part C prior to age 3, who are found eligible for Part B, and who have an IEP developed and implemented by their third birthdays.

District reports are available after login at Kansas APR Reports (external link)
Indicator 12: Early Childhood Transition Fact Sheet (PDF)
Summer Leadership Conference (scroll down to Data Sessions) (external link)

Indicator 12: Kansas FAQ (PDF)
Indicator 12: Memorandum of Agreement-IDEA Transition C to B (PDF)
Indicator 12: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center Transition from Part C to Preschool (external link)
Indicator 12: Part C to Part B Early Childhood Transition Timeline for SPP/APR Indicators C-8A, 8B, 8C, B-11 and B-12Z (external PDF)
Indicator 12: Late Referrals to IDEA Part C (external PDF)
Part C to Part B LEA/SEA Electronic Referral (CBER) System
CBER Login: https://www.ksits.net
CBER Instructions: CBER Part B User's Guide (PDF)


Indicator 13: Secondary Transition

Indicator 14: Post-School Outcomes

Indicator 14 requires states to report the “percent of youth who are no longer in secondary school, had IEPs in effect at the time they left school, and were:
A. Enrolled in higher education within one year of leaving high school.
B. Enrolled in higher education or competitively employed within one year of leaving high school.
C. Enrolled in higher education or in some other postsecondary education or training program; or competitively employed or in some other employment within one year of leaving high school”. (20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(B)).

District Indicator 14 reports are available after login at Kansas APR Reports (external link)

Indicator 14: Post-School Outcomes (PDF)
Indicator 14: Senior Exit Survey Log in
Indicator 14: Exit Survey and Post School Survey User Manual (PDF)
Indicator 14: Post-School-Senior Survey Access Template (Word)


Indicator 15: Resolution Sessions

Percent of due process hearing requests that went to resolution sessions that were resolved through resolution session settlement agreements.
Indicator 15 Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)


Indicator 16: Mediation

Percent of mediations held that resulted in mediation agreements.
Indicator 16 Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)


Indicator 17: State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)

The SPP/APR includes comprehensive, ambitious, achievable, multiyear SSIP, with Phase I analysis, Phase II plan, Phase III implementation and evaluation, with stakeholder engagement in all phases, for improving results for children with disabilities.

Indicator 17 SSIP Fact Sheet (PDF)

Special Education, and Title Services Team

Director
Bert Moore
bmoore@ksde.org


Assistant Director
Doug Boline
dboline@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Kerry Haag
khaag@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Laura Jurgensen
ljurgensen@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Tate Toedman
ttoedman@ksde.org

Coordinator for State and Federal Programs
Dean Zajic
dzajic@ksde.org

 

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