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.” To gather this year’s data, the School Year 2018-2019 Indicator 8 parent survey response collection period will continue through January 31, 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 2019. 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.
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: