State Performance Plan Parent Survey (Indicator 8)

The Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 requires all states to develop a State Performance Plan (SPP) in order to describe how the states will meet the requirements of the IDEA and provide services to students with disabilities (20 U.S.C. 1416).

One of those requirements includes Indicator 8: School Facilitated Parent Involvement. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction collects this data through the Parent Survey that was developed by the National Center for Special Education Accountability Monitoring through the Office of Special Education Programs.

Each year, parents in the five largest local educational agencies (LEAs) and select LEAs across the state are surveyed. 

Results from the Parent Survey will provide valuable feedback and recommendations will be made to administrators at your local educational agency (LEA) and the State Board of Education.

Research shows students reach higher levels of achievement when families are actively involved in the education system. As a parent, family member or guardian of a student with a disability, you know firsthand what is working and what is not!

Filling out this survey is completely voluntary. You will not be asked to provide your name or other personally identifiable information. The information is confidential, and we will not share it with anyone. The information from all families will be compiled to create a report about your school system, the state, the efforts to involve families in their children's education and the impact of that involvement on educational results for students with disabilities.

If you have any questions, call the Exceptional Children Division at (984) 236-2550 or the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) at (800) 962-6817.

Please complete the survey by November 1, 2021. Thank you for taking the time to participate and assist us in improving education for children with disabilities in North Carolina.


For appropriate link and QR Code, please click on links below:

Indicator 8 Letter - School Age - English

Indicator 8 - School Age - Spanish

indicator 8 - Preschool - English

Indicator 8 - Preschool - Spanish