This survey (more details and the link, below) is an opportunity for the Kansas State Department of Education to hear from educators, families, and community members on the direction our state takes to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.
KSDE is in the process of developing the 2020 – 2025 State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR). This evaluates the State’s efforts to implement the requirements of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and describes how the state will improve special education. The SPP/APR includes indicators that measure child and family outcomes, as well as other indicators that measure compliance with IDEA requirements. There are PowerPoints that explain any proposed or required indicator changes and the proposed projected targets for the indicators for the next SPP/APR cycle. There are surveys for individuals to share their feedback on the indicators. The PowerPoints and survey links are located on the SPP/APR page of the KSDE website, https://www.ksde.org/Agency/Division-of-Learning-Services/Special-Education-and-Title-Services/Special-Education/KIAS/SPP-and-APR. Please review the Kansas SPP/APR data visualizations at https://public.tableau.com/profile/general.supervision.timely.and.accurate.data#!/. The PowerPoints and surveys are available from July 9 through August 13. Those with longer or more general feedback on special education in Kansas may call 1-800-203-9462 to leave their story and ideas for improvement via voicemail.