This page contains guidance and resources to assist Admissions and Release Committees (ARCs) in developing, implementing, and documenting Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and is supported by the following regulations.
The IEP Guidance Document provides instructions and examples for developing IEPs for ARC members, including chairpersons, teachers, related service providers and parents.
This handbook was developed by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) in partnership with staff from the Special Education Regional Technical Assistance Centers (SERTACs) to provide examples of special education services; for example, Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) and Supplementary Aids and Services (SAS) that may be considered to support goals, benchmarks, and short-term objectives within an IEP.
This brochure is to provide school staff with information to assist them in understanding the process of developing the IEP for a student with a disability.
This document provides answers to frequently asked questions related to the Developmental Delay (DD) eligibility category referenced in the Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KARs).
The purpose of this document is to assist schools in conducting appropriate and comprehensive educational evaluations for students suspected of having a specific learning disability (SLD). Additionally, this guidance document will provide an overview of Kentucky's SLD eligibility determination requirements, clarify the evaluation components and criteria, and answer frequently asked questions from the field as they relate to students with a SLD.
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for educators regarding identification, interventions and the provision of special education services for students with autism between the ages of 3 and 21 in Kentucky's public schools. Additionally, this guidance document will provide an overview of Kentucky's autism eligibility determination requirements, clarify the evaluation components and criteria, and answer frequently asked questions from the field as they relate to students with autism.
The resources below provide guidance to ARC members, including students, regarding the ARC process, accommodations, and compensatory education.
Dual Credit Q & A
The Questions and Answers Related to Dual Credit Courses and Students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) is intended to provide guidance related to students with disabilities participating in dual credit courses in Kentucky.
The video below was developed to support districts in understanding the “what" and “why" of progress monitoring as well as how to effectively monitor progress. 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.
The 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 IEP goals and objectives.
This video below was developed to support districts in understanding the connection between progress monitoring and driving student results. The video first covers the process of the ARC team creating a well-developed and appropriately ambitious IEP. Then, the progress monitoring cycle is discussed along with support for identifying an adaptation to 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.
For information regarding resources on educationally relevant therapy in schools please contact the Division of IDEA Implementation and Preschool at (502) 564-4970.
Specially Designed Instruction
The Specially Designed Instruction (SDI): Supports for Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) Members guidance document aims to provide resources and tools that support ARCs in their decision-making related to specially designed instruction to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities.
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.