Parent Involvement Survey in Special Education Results
The results of the Parent Involvement Survey in Special Education are publicly released two ways. The first is the Statewide Summary which released in the fall that reviews statewide results of the survey conducted the previous spring. The second way results are released publicly are as part of School District Data Profiles. Each year, the state is required to publicly report specific information related to school districts’ compliance on the Indicators of the State Performance Plan (SPP). The Parent Involvement Survey is Indicator 8 of the State Performance Plan. On a District Data Profile, the NH DOE publicly reports a district’s percentage of surveys (preschool and school aged combined) that reported that the district facilitated parent involvement as a means to improve services for children with disabilities. You can find the link to District Data Profiles at the bottom of this page.
Also in the fall, School District Administrators are sent District Summary which contains a more detailed break-down of their school district’s Parent Involvement Survey results. Each School District determines if they will publicly release the information contained in their District Summary.
Based on the statewide results for 2013-2014, 37% of parents who completed the survey reported that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of -improving services and results for children with disabilities. Additionally, NH’s response rate for the survey increased to 19%. If you’d like to read the 2013-2014 Statewide Parent Involvement Survey in Special Education Summary, you can find it here.
This year, the NH DOE has changed the way that District Summaries report the results of the Parent Involvement Survey. NH Connections supports school district personnel and families in understanding and using their Parent Involvement Survey data. This can include support in understanding the new reports, and in developing and implementing improvement activities and strategies. For more information, contact your local Facilitator.