The School Year (SY) 2021-2022 Indicator 8 Parent Survey collection period will soon be upon us. Please note that the methodology for dissemination of the Indicator 8 survey has not changed from last year.


The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) encourages  parents to complete this year’s survey using the online links listed below for versions in English and Spanish. The online survey will open June 1, 2022. The VDOE will also work with our parent agency partners to make the availability of the online survey known to parents across the Commonwealth, as well as sending it out through our social media links and GovDelivery messaging platform.


English Version---- English Version of the 2021-22 Indicator 8 Parent Survey


Spanish Version--- Spanish Version of the 2021-22 Indicator 8 Parent Survey


Printed surveys and postage paid return envelopes will be sent to each local educational agency (LEA) special education administrator for direct dissemination to parents of children with disabilities. The printed surveys will be shipped directly to LEAs by the middle of May 2022, in quantities to match each LEA’s December 1 child count, plus an additional ten percent. This will be the same for the English and Spanish versions of the printed surveys.


The VDOE is asking for your assistance to promote completion of the survey by each of your families who has a child with a disability who 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 complete a separate survey for each of their children.


This year’s deadline to complete and submit survey responses, in any modality, is December 16, 2022.


Thank you for your ongoing commitment toward ensuring that we involve all parents in their child’s special education program. If you have questions or need assistance concerning this survey process, please contact Chiquita Seaborne, via telephone, at (804) 225-3898 or via email, at