Parent Involvement Survey in Special Education

The Parent Involvement Survey in Special Education is sent out by the NH Department of Education (NH DOE) each spring to parents of children with disabilities (parents of children who have IEPs) to learn more about how school districts are involving families in their child’s special education. This survey is done each year to meet a requirement as part of our State Performance Plan (SPP). More importantly, data from the survey provides key information to individual school districts to help them improve family-school partnerships in special education.

Additionally, the survey provides important information to the NH Department of Education so they can continue to support school districts in working effectively with families of children with disabilities. The results of the survey have increased over the last five years, showing NH’s commitment to the importance of family-school partnerships in special education.

Participation in this survey is strictly confidential. To ensure confidentiality, the NH Department of Education contracts with Gibson Consulting Group to distribute the surveys and in the analysis of results.  NH Connections works with schools and families to help publicize the survey as well as to use the results of the survey to strengthen family-school partnerships in special education.

Changes were made to the way NH administers the Parent Involvement Survey in Special Education starting in 2015. NH now conducts a census survey over a two year period. The state was divided into two survey “blocks”.  Survey Block A will administer the Parent Involvement Survey in Special Education in March of 2017. Survey Block B will administer the Survey in March of 2018. The Survey Blocks can be found in the right hand column of this page.

Details about the survey can be found in the Bureau of Special Education FY’17 Memo #18.

For Block A Participants who missed the webinars or who just want to review the webinar again, Parent Involvement Webinar 2017.