2017-2018 Indicator 8 Parent Involvement Survey
The 2017-2018 Indicator 8 Parent Involvement Survey collection period is upon us. Please note that the format of the Indicator 8 survey has changed from last year. For the 2017-2018 school year collection, a printed survey and postage paid return envelope will be sent to each local educational agency (LEA) special education administrator for dissemination to parents of children with disabilities as they deem appropriate. There will also be an online survey for parents to access. This year the printed survey and the online survey asks respondents to answer several questions, of which question 6 will be the sole measure used to gauge your division’s Indicator 8 results as it relates to the parent’s agreement that your LEA facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities. The additional questions will be used only for providing school divisions with additional feedback on how parents responded to other issues related to the special education process. The printed surveys will be mailed directly to all LEAs no later than , and in quantities to match your LEA’s child count, plus 10 percent. The printed surveys will be included on this website when available.
The online survey will be opened on , and will be available for completion in English and Spanish at the following websites:
English Version https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VDOE2018English
Spanish Version https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VDOE2018Espanol
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is asking for your assistance in promoting the completion of the survey by each of your families who has a child with a disability and is provided special education services through an individualized education program (IEP) by whatever means you deem appropriate. Families who have more than one child receiving special education services should be afforded the opportunity to complete a survey for each of their children.
As you are aware, the dissemination of the “hard copy” version of the School Year (SY) 2017-2018 Indicator 8 Parent Survey was delayed from its previously intended release date of May 1, 2018. The delay has now been resolved and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) anticipates dissemination of the hard copy survey to each local educational agency (LEA) no later than July 15, 2018. The VDOE acknowledges that this delay will be problematic to LEAs in distributing the survey to their parents before students leave on summer break. Therefore, VDOE will be extending the due date of the surveys to . Additionally, school divisions may continue to have parents access the “on-line” version of the SY 2017-2018 parent survey. The on-line survey will remain open throughout the collection cycle. Parents may access the SY 2017-2018 survey, in English and Spanish, at the following websites:
English Version ----- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VDOE2018English
Spanish Version ----- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VDOE2018Espanol
The VDOE is asking for your assistance in promoting the completion of the survey by each of your families who has a child with a disability served through an individualized education program (IEP). Families who have more than one child receiving special education services should complete a survey for each child. If parents are choosing to use the on-line survey, they will be able to complete any additional surveys from the same computer. Furthermore, should a local educational agency determine that they want to provide a central location for parents to complete the on-line survey; the survey program will permit, without limitation, any number of respondents from the same device.