In a collaborative effort to increase student
achievement and post-school success for students with disabilities
throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the Kentucky Department of
Education (KDE), Division of Learning Services (DLS) submitted a
proposal for the 2012 State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) and are
proud to present a five year initiative linked in partnership with
numerous agencies throughout the state.
The State Personnel
Development Grants Program, authorized by the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), provides funds to assist states in
reforming and improving their systems for personnel preparation and
professional development in early intervention, education and transition
services in order to enhance results for children with disabilities.
Five Target Areas
Based on needs expressed in the Kentucky Department of Education,
Division of Learning Services State Performance Plan, and consensus of
personnel from the Division of Learning Services, Special Education
Cooperatives, Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network and a local
Director of Special Education, five outcomes were targeted.
prepare all students with disabilities to reach proficiency and
graduate from high school ready for college and careers through
increased academic (reading and math) achievement and closing existing
Improving post-secondary outcomes for Kentucky’s students with low incidence disabilities.
Building the instructional capacity of Kentucky’s teachers to
increase academic achievement for students with low incidence
Improving communication and educational services to students with low incidence disabilities.
Sustaining project efforts after the life of the SPDG.
For more information, please visit the official Kentucky State Personnel Development Grant on the University of Kentucky website.