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Special Education Parent Involvement Survey

The Department values your involvement in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings and other school activities/events relating to your child's education and would like to hear about your experience with your school's efforts to partner with you. Your participation in this survey will help the Department to improve parental involvement in the special education process and improve outcomes for our students with disabilities and families.

Parent Involvement Survey - SPP/APR Indicator 8

Your Opinion is Extremely Important to Us!

What is the Parent Involvement Survey?

To meet the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA), the Department is required to report annually to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) the "percent 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" enrolled in Hawaiʻi public schools.

Like many other states, the Department collects this data through a large-scale survey. The Department is using the Schools' Efforts to Partner with Parents Scale (SEPPS) that consists of a 25-item rating scale and was developed and validated by the National Center for Special Education and Accountability Monitoring (NCSEAM).

The Parent Involvement Survey:

  • Is multiple choice and takes less than ten (10) minutes to complete. 

  • Collects responses that are reported anonymously and cannot be personally linked to you or your child.

  • Is available either online or at your child's public school in a paper format that includes a postage-paid envelope.

  • Ensures objectivity by being collated, aggregated, and analyzed independently outside of the Department by the current contractor, Piedra Data Services LLC.

  • Provides you with the opportunity to complete one (1) survey per child receiving special education and related services per school year.

  • Is offered by your child's public school after the initial or annual IEP meeting.

  • Is available to be completed from July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024.

The Department would like to hear about how well your child’s school is partnering with you and promoting parent involvement in your child’s education. Your participation in the survey will provide valuable feedback and guide efforts to increase parental involvement and strengthen outcomes for our students with disabilities and families.

How Do I Take the Parent Involvement Survey?

You may complete the survey:
  1. Online in the following languages: English, Hawaiian, Marshallese, Spanish and Tagalog at: http://www.hiparentsurvey.com/
  2. In a paper format for English (please contact your child's school for a survey with an accompanying postage-paid envelope).  

Parent Involvement Survey Handout

To learn more about the Parent Involvement Survey, including frequently asked questions, refer to the Parent Involvement Survey Handout.  

The handout is available in the following languages:

Parent Involvement Survey Translations

For the Parent Involvement Survey in English, Hawaiian, Marshallese, Spanish and Tagalog, click on the link above in the "How Do I Take the Parent Involvement Survey" section.  The release of additional languages is under development. 

Parent Involvement Survey translations are available to be used when completing the English version. The following languages available are: 

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