Monitoring and Results

LEA Annual Determinations

Published: 5/8/2024 11:26 AM

​​The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) issued its 2021 Determination Letters on State Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Kentucky was found to Meet Requirements and Purposes of Part B of the IDEA. This is Kentucky’s 14th consecutive year of achieving the highest level of determination possible.

Pursuant to Section 1416 (d)(2)(A) of the IDEA and 34 CFR Section 300.602 (b)(i)(A), states are required to make determinations annually on the special education performance of districts within the state in relation to established targets found in the State Performance Plan Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR). 

States must make determinations consistent with the same levels used by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) in reporting state determinations as follows:
  1. Meets Requirements;
  2. Needs Assistance;
  3. Needs Intervention; or
  4. Needs Substantial Intervention.
The Annual Determinations on the ​Sp​ecial Education Performance of Districts guide describes the process for how the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) establishes Annual Determinations.​



Sheena Wethington
Division of IDEA Monitoring & Results
Office of Special Education & Early Learning
Phone: (502) 892-6552 Ext. 4104
300 Sower Blvd. - 4th floor
Frankfort, KY 40601​

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