LEA Annual Determinations

Published: 8/8/2022 10:33 AM
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) issued its 2020 Determination Letters on State Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Kentucky was found to Meet Requirements and Purposes of Part B of the IDEA. This is Kentucky’s 13th consecutive year of achieving the highest level of determination possible!

Pursuant to Section 1416 (d)(2)(A) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and 34 C.F.R. Section 300.602 (b)(i)(A)​, states are required to make determinations annually on the special education performance of districts within the state in relation to established targets found in the State Performance Plan Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR). 

States must make determinations consistent with the same levels used by OSEP in reporting state determinations as follows:

  1. Meets Requirements;
  2. Needs Assistance;
  3. Needs Intervention; or
  4. Needs Substantial Intervention.​

The Kentucky Determinations Process guide​ describes how the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) establishes Annual Determinations.


​​April Pieper
Office of Special Education and Early Learning
Division of State Schools
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4970 Ext. 4519
Fax (502) 564-6470

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