This page provides information regarding the public reporting of special education data, the State Performance Plan (SPP) and information regarding Kentucky's IDEA State Application.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires states to submit a State Performance Plan (SPP) and to annually report data on the status toward meeting the targets on the indicators contained in this plan. This report of status is called the Annual Performance Report (APR) and is submitted on or around February first of each year. To determine Kentucky's status toward achieving these goals the Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) collects data from local school districts, parents, and other sources. These data are reviewed, interpreted, and reported in the APR. The APR contains information about how the state performed for each of the indicators and explanations for meeting or not meeting targets as well as continued activities for maintaining or improving performance.
SPP/APR Stakeholder Engagement Opportunity
Every state is required to submit a new SPP to the federal Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at least every six years. The FFY 2020 SPP/APR submission (submitted February 2022) began a new six-year SPP cycle for federal fiscal years (FFY) 2020-2025. The Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) solicited broad stakeholder input on setting the new state targets for the SPP. The OSEEL received input and feedback from parents, school administrators, educators, advocacy organizations, community members and other stakeholders on improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities. The document below reports the results of the target setting.
FFY 2019 Data Tables
States are required to publish the performance of each district on the targets for these indicators. Below are links to the data for each indicator.
FFY 2018 Data Tables
FFY 2017 Data Tables
IDEA Part C 618 Data can be found on the Cabinet for Health and Family Services by navigating to the "State Reports" link on their
First Steps webpage