Kansas Special Education Administrators' Guide and Resources

This online resource includes links to frequently used contact information, monthly calendar dates, listserv information, overviews, data links, procedures, and timelines for special education topics such as the Kansas Integrated Accountability System, IDEA compliance and performance indicators, fiscal management and responsibilities, categorical aid and specific Kansas resources.

Dates, Data, and Direction

Checklist for Special Education Administrators

Focus Area Data Form: Where is it? What do you do with it?

Data Entry and Submission Locations    

KSDE SETS Staff, Focus, Contact Information, and KASEA Regions  

Special Education and Title Services (SETS) Listserv          

Special Education Assessment Listserv

Secondary Transition Listserv

KSDE Webinars, Meetings, Conferences                                                                                                           

Additional Agency Contacts

Kansas Infant-Toddler Services

KSDE Early Childhood   

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services     

Education Advocate- Families Together, Inc 


KSDE Guidance

Special Education Services Process Handbook     (Introduction Video 14:14 minutes)                                              

Considerations for Specially Designed Instruction

Interlocal Agreements Users' Guide

State and Federal Programs Fact Sheets, Special Education Fact Sheets, Early Childhood Fact Sheets

KSDE Web Page Listing/ Tab IDs

Categorical Aid

Management Information System (MIS)

Overview: 618 data is the Special Education data collected and reported to OSEP as mandated under section 618 of IDEA. SPEDPro is the current KSDE web application used to collect 618 data. SPEDPro’s purpose is to serve as the Management Information System (MIS) for special education student-level data.

Fiscal Accountability and Management

School-Based Medicaid

Special Education Reimbursement Guide

The Kansas Deaf-Blind Fund

Targeted Improvement Plan (TIP) 

Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS)

KIAS Overview   

KIAS Contacts by Topic                                                                                       

KIAS Calendar

State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (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.

District IDEA State Performance Plan Public Report

The regulations implementing the IDEA requires each state to report annually to the public on the performance of each district located in the State on the targets in the SPP. This is accomplished through the District IDEA State Performance Plan Public Report and is located on Data Central on the KSDE website.

District IDEA State Performance Plan Expanded Report

Each district’s expanded report displays district data in multiple ways to serve as a tool for district improvement planning. Expanded reports also provide information regarding a district’s Level of Determination. This report is only accessible by special education directors and a log-in and password are required.

File Reviews

Emergency Safety Interventions

Significant Disproportionality 

General Resources


Disability Awareness:  A Primer on People First Language



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