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Special Education Services

  • Phone: (405) 521-3351
  • Fax: (405) 522-2380
The Oklahoma State Department of Education, Special Education Services (OSDE-SES) is committed to providing guidance and support in order to promote excellence in education from infancy to adulthood for children with disabilities as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA).

This mission is accomplished by disseminating information to families, schools, communities, and agencies through meaningful resources, fostering collaborative partnerships and providing timely and accurate technical assistance.

Public Notice and Comment Period


Pursuant to 34 C.F.R. 200.6(c)(2), State Education Agencies must limit the total number of students assessed with an alternate assessment in each subject area to no more than 1%. The participation cap is set by 34 C.F.R. 200.6(c)(2). In accordance with 34 C.F.R. §200.6(c)(2), the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE-SES) will seek an extension of the waiver for the 2018-2019 school year from the Secretary of the United States Department of Education. Please see this attached document for more details. Please email Todd.Loftin@sde.ok.gov with any comments.

Evaluation and Eligibility Draft Handbook

Please review the linked document and provide any feedback or comments to Christa.Knight@sde.ok.gov.

View the EngageOK Evaluation and Eligibility PPT.

Fall Webex Trainings

Need help writing effective and compliant IEPs? Starting on August 29th, we'll take you through each component of the IEP every other Wednesday, from 11:00 to 11:30 and 11:45 to 12:15. Register for a webex ("How to Write an Effective and Compliant IEP") by clicking on the link above. All webex trainings will be posted to our webpage after the recording.

Dates: Aug. 29th, Sept. 12th, Sept. 26th, Oct. 4th, Oct. 24th, Nov. 7th, Nov. 28th, and Dec. 12th.

Also, be sure to sign up for "How to Write an IEP in EdPlan" on July 26th, 2018.

Last updated on January 28, 2019