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SPP Indicator 8: A results indicator that measures the percentage of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities.

Goal
The goal of Indicator 8 is to improve services and results for students with IEPs by facilitating positive parent involvement.

Measurement
The calculation for the resident district or state is:
Percent = [(# of respondent parents who report schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities) divided by the (total # of respondent parents of children with disabilities)] times 100.

Data Source
The ISBE data source is the Parent Survey (first 25 items) developed by the National Center for Special Education Accountability Monitoring.

Targets for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020-25
FFY20 target of 70.5%
FFY21 target of 71.0%
FFY22 target of 71.5%
FFY23 target of 72.0%
FFY24 target of 72.5%
FFY25 target of 73.0%

Parent Survey

National Center for Special Education Accountability Monitoring (NCSEAM) Survey for Parents of Students with Disabilities


Each year, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) gathers information from a representative sample of parents with a child receiving special education services to determine the degree to which schools throughout the state are facilitating parent involvement in their child's education. Parents from each district in the state are surveyed once every six years apart from Chicago District #299, in which a portion of parents are surveyed every year.

If you are the parent of a student with an Individualized Education Program (IEP), you may receive a survey in the mail from Measurement, Incorporated, the current contractor administering the ISBE survey. If you do receive the parent survey, please take a few minutes to complete it. The survey can be completed online or by mail. Your opinions are very important to us. Your answers will be combined with those from other parents to help the state and individual school districts improve family-school partnerships in special education. No one from your school district will know how you answered the survey questions. Aggregated results of the survey will be reported in the State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report on the main State Performance Plan, Data, and Accountability webpage.

For more information or if you need assistance with completing the survey in English or Spanish, please contact Measurement Inc. at ISBEParentSurvey@MeasInc.com or toll-free at (877) 249-1340, extension 310 or 320.

2021 Illinois Parent Survey–Special Education & Support Services Resources

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