The Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey

This is a survey for parents of students who received special education services during the 2016-2017 school year. Your responses will help to guide efforts to improve services and results for children and youth (kindergarten to 21), and improve efforts to increase family involvement. For each statement below, please select one of the following response choices: very strongly agree, strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, very strongly disagree. In responding to each statement, think about your experience with the special education process during the 2016-2017 school year. YOU MAY SKIP ANY ITEM THAT YOU FEEL DOES NOT APPLY TO YOUR CHILD.

Section 1

  1. I am considered an equal partner with teachers and other professionals in planning my child's program.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  2. I have been asked for my opinion about how well special education services are meeting my child’s needs.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  3. At the IEP meeting, we discussed how my child would participate in statewide assessments.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  4. My child’s school consistently implements all accommodations and modifications documented on my child’s IEP.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  5. All of my concerns and recommendations were documented on the IEP.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  6. My child is educated in regular classes (general education) with supports, to the maximum extent appropriate.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  7. I was given information about organizations that offer support for parents of children with disabilities.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  8. I am comfortable asking questions and expressing concerns to school staff.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  9. I was given all pertinent reports and evaluations related to my child prior to the IEP team meeting.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  10. Written information I receive is written in words I understand.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  11. I was given information about the curriculum and materials used with my child.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  12. The transition outcomes developed for my child are appropriate to meet his/her needs.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree

Section 2

  1. Teachers and administrators seek out parent input.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  2. Teachers and administrators show sensitivity to the needs of students with disabilities and their families.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  3. Teachers and administrators expect parents to participate in decision making.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  4. Teachers and administrators set a climate for acceptance of diversity.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  5. Teachers and administrators answer any questions I have about Procedural Safeguards.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  6. Teachers and administrators value my ideas and input.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  7. Teachers and administrators ensure that students with disabilities have the same opportunities to learn and participate in school programs as students without disabilities (e.g., academics, fundraising events, sports).

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree

Section 3

  1. The School and/or school system has a person on staff who is available to answer parents' questions.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  2. The School and/or school system gives me enough information to know whether or not my child is making adequate progress.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  3. The School and/or school system offers me training about special education issues.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  4. The School and/or school system provides information on agencies that can assist my child in the transition from school.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  5. The School and/or school system explains what options I have if I disagree with a decision of the school.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree

Final Section

  1. School system of service during 2016-2017 (Select the Maryland School system that provided services for the most school days if you lived in more than one system during 2016-2017):

  2. Did your child attend a nonpublic school as a result of an IEP team decision for a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)?

  3. Child's Grade:

  4. Child's Age in Years (as of September 30, 2016):

  5. Child's Age When First Provided with Early Intervention (Infants and Toddlers) or Special Education services:

Responses to questions 30 and 31 help us to determine if survey respondents are representative of the population we serve. This information is required by the U.S. Department of Education.

  1. Is your child Hispanic/Latino?

  2. Select one or more races from the 5 racial groups listed below:

    American Indian or Alaskan Native
    Asian
    Black or African-American
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    White
  3. Child's Primary Disability as stated on current IEP: (Select ONE item only). If you are unsure of your child’s primary disability, please refer to page one of your child’s IEP.

  4. Comments:

Thank you for your participation!