Indicator 8 - Parent Survey/Special 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. Therefore, the Office of Exceptional Children (OEC) gathers feedback from families through a survey.


Each year, the five largest local educational agencies (LEAs) and select LEAs across the state are provided this survey to pass along to families within their district. The five largest LEAs participate annually while smaller LEAs participate in the survey on a 5-year cycle.


Completing the survey is voluntary. You will not be asked to provide your name or other personally identifiable information. The information is confidential and will not be shared 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. The report is shared with districts that participated in the survey so they can make improvements.


We hope you will participate.


For paper copies of the survey, please contact Jacqui Hawkins.


Thank you!


Jacqui Hawkins, EC Parent Liaison



parent survey QR code

The survey is easily translated into other languages by clicking the box on the top of the survey.



Indicator 8 Parent Survey Flyer in English

Indicator 8 Parent Survey Flyer in Spanish

Flyer available in other languages, as requested.