State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG)
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Welcome to the State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG)
- Grant Awarded for 2012-2017
- 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.
Purpose and Goals of the Project
- The Kentucky State Personnel Development Grant includes a series of research-based goals and objectives for the five proposed initiatives. It is our hope that these goals and objectives will be a catalyst in this comprehensive effort to improve teaching and learning and support rigorous academic standards for students.
- Closing the Achievement Gap
- Goal: To better 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 achievement gaps.
- Low Incidence
- Goal: To better prepare students with low incidence disabilities to reach proficiency and graduate from high school ready for college and careers through increased and enhanced academic achievement, communication capacity, and transition opportunities.
- Objective 1: To develop the capacity of those providing PD and to define the expectations and commitment of those receiving PD.
- Objective 2: To provide high quality, evidence-based training to increase the competency of KY teachers, administrators, and staff to use evidence-based ::instructional strategies for students with disabilities.
- Objective 3: To provide ongoing coaching to sustain the use of evidence-based instructional strategies in KY’s classrooms.
- Objective 4: To increase the use of implementation, intervention, and outcome data to support decision making at the school, LEA, regional, and state levels.
- Objective 5: To insure administrators are trained to support their staff in implementing evidence-based instructional strategies in their school, while ::establishing an organizational culture based on data and program improvement.
- Objective 6: To sustain project efforts after the life of the SPDG.