Special Education: 2019-20 Parent Involvement Survey
2019-2020 Indicator 8 Parent Survey
Each school year, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is required to report to the U.S. Department of Education the “Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities.” This year’s timeline for completion and submission of survey responses, in any modality, is set at December 18, 2020. As was done with last year’s survey collection, a printed survey and a postage paid return envelope will be sent to each local educational agency’s special education administrator in quantities to match the agency’s reported December 1 child count, plus an additional 10 percent. The printed survey will be available for distribution beginning in August 2020. Once received, a copy of this survey should be provided to each of your families who have a child with a disability being provided special education services through an individualized education program (IEP). 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.
Given that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in school closures through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, we understand the difficulties you will face in getting the hard copy survey into the hands of your parents. As such, we encourage you to have parents complete the survey using the online links listed above. The VDOE will also work with our parent agency partners to make the availability of the online survey known to parents across the Commonwealth.
There is also an online survey for parents to complete in lieu of the printed survey. The online survey is now open for completion in English and Spanish versions at the following web links:
English Version -----English Version of 2019-2020 Indicator 8 Parent Survey
Spanish Version ----Spanish Version of 2019-2020 Indicator 8 Parent Survey
If you have questions or need assistance concerning the survey process, please contact Hank Millward, via telephone, at (804) 371-0525 or via email, at Hank.Millward@doe.virginia.gov.