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Guidance Resources

Published: 9/1/2022 8:53 AM

​​​This page contains various guidance, such as policy, procedures, and guidelines for compliance.

Progress Monitoring

These resources were developed to support districts to collect, analyze and use data to make instructional decisions leading to improved educational outcomes for students with disabilities.​

Guidance for Progress Monitoring Resources​

This video below was developed to support districts in understanding the “what” and “why” of progress monitoring as well as how to effectively progress monitor. The video is a companion resource to and highlights key features of the Collecting, Analyzing and Utilizing Progress Monitoring Data for Students with Individual Education Programs guidance document.

This video below highlights the key features of the Goal Monitoring tool found in Infinite Campus (IC) and can be used as a training tool to support school districts in setting up and monitoring Individual Education Program (IEP) goals and objectives. 

This video below was developed to support districts in understanding​ the conn​ection betw​een progress monitoring and driving student results. The video first covers the process of the Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) team creating a well-developed and appropriately ambitious Individual Education program (IEP). Then, the progress monitoring cycle is discussed along with support for identifying an adaption to specially designed instruction (SDI) and when an ARC meeting should occur to change the SDI. Finally, the importance of using graphs and aim lines to monitor and report progress is discussed.

ARC Guidance


Related Services

For information regarding resources on educationally relevant therapy in schools please contact Jessica Jones at 502-564-4970 ext. 4144.


Specially Designed Instruction

​The Specially Designed Instruction (SDI): Supports for Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) Members aims to provide resources and tools that support ARC's in their decision making related to specially designed instruction to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities. ​

Special Transportation

The Special Transportation Training video below was developed to support districts in understanding how to provide high quality and appropriate transportation services within the requirements of the law, for students with disabilities. This video can be used as a training tool to support school districts in planning and managing special transportation services for students. The video is a companion resource to and highlights key features of the Guidance for Special Transportation in Kentucky document.


Policy Documents

Special Education Information Brochures

These brochures were developed in an effort to inform parents and others who work with students with disabilities about the unique services guaranteed special education students under federal and state law.  These brochures also provide the support needed to understand special education in Kentucky. Topics include the Individual Education Program (IEP), Confidentiality, Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) and the Special Education Process. This information is intended to be shared with parents, local district staff, and special education students to better familiarize all parties with issues surrounding special education programs in Kentucky schools. Most documents are two pages and intended to be either tri- or quad-folded as handy reference documents. Please download and duplicate as needed.

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For more information regarding resources on educationally relevant therapy in schools please contact the Office of Special Education and Early Learning at 502-564-4970.


Autism Guidance Document

United States Department of Education Resources


Tania Sharp

Office of Special Education and Early Learning

Division of IDEA Monitoring and Results

300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 564-4970 x 4124

Tania.sharp@education.ky.gov



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