The Maryland Preschool Special Education Parent Involvement Survey

This is a survey for parents of students who received preschool special education services (ages 3 to kindergarten entry) during the 2016-2017 school year. Your responses will help to guide efforts to improve services and results for children, and 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 preschool 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 part of the IEP decision-making process.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  2. My recommendations are included on the IEP.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  3. My child's IEP goals are written in a way that I can work on them at home during daily routines.

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

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

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  6. My child receives his/her preschool special education services with children without disabilities to the maximum extent possible.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  7. If my child’s services are provided only with children with disabilities, a written explanation of this is on the IEP.

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

Section 2

  1. People from preschool special education, including teachers and other service providers, provide me with information on how to get other services (e.g., childcare, parent support, respite, regular preschool program, WIC, food stamps).

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  2. People from preschool special education, including teachers and other service providers, are available to speak with me.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  3. People from preschool special education, including teachers and other service providers, treat me as an equal team member.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  4. People from preschool special education, including teachers and other service providers, encourage me to participate in the decision-making process.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  5. People from preschool special education, including teachers and other service providers, respect my culture.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  6. People from preschool special education, including teachers and other service providers, value my ideas.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  7. People from preschool special education, including teachers and other service providers, ensure that I have fully understood my rights related to preschool special education.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  8. People from preschool special education, including teachers and other service providers, communicate regularly with me regarding my child's progress on IEP goals.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  9. People from preschool special education, including teachers and other service providers, give me options concerning my child's services and supports.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  10. People from preschool special education, including teachers and other service providers, provide me with strategies to deal with my child's behavior.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  11. People from preschool special education, including teachers and other service providers, give me enough information to know if my child is making progress.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  12. People from preschool special education, including teachers and other service providers, give me information about the approaches they use to help my child learn.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  13. People from preschool special education, including teachers and other service providers, give me information about organizations that offer support for parents (e.g., Parent Resource Centers, disability groups).

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  14. People from preschool special education, including teachers and other service providers, offer me information regarding parent training.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  15. People from preschool special education, including teachers and other service providers, offer me different ways of communicating with people from preschool special education (e.g., face-to-face meetings, phone calls, e-mail).

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  16. People from preschool special education, including teachers and other service providers, explain what options I have if I disagree with a decision made by the preschool special education IEP team.

    Very Strongly Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Agree
    Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Very Strongly Disagree
  17. People from preschool special education, including teachers and other service providers, connect me with other families for mutual support.

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

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

  4. Child's Age When First Provided with Early Intervention or Special Education services:

Responses to questions 29 and 30 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!