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Indicator 8 - Parent Involvement

COVID-19 and Special Education

View information for educators and parents to support students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 resources for special education


SY2020-21 Parent Survey

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and Administrative Units (AUs) conduct a survey every school year to learn how parents are involved in their child's special education program. There are important changes to the SY2020-21 Parent Survey due to COVID19! Please refer to the short webinar and slides below:



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.

(20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(A))



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.

At the beginning of every school year, the Colorado Department of Education randomly selects students with disabilities whose parents will participate in the parent survey. CDE sends these surveys to Administrative Units of the students’ attendance, which in turn distribute the surveys to the selected parents. The survey collection closes at the end of the school year.


How is Colorado doing on this indicator?

% Involved 2016-17, 66.1%; 2017-18, 71.4%; 2018-19, 77.8%; 2019-20, 87.4%.  State Response Rate: 	2016-17,  19.8%; 	2017-18, 22.9%; 2018-19, 22.9%; 2019-20, 21.0%.


Additional Resources


For more information, contact:

Miki Imura
Email Miki Imura
Phone: (303) 866-6976

Alyssa Ohleyer
Email Alyssa Ohleyer
Phone: (303) 866-6308

Orla Bolger
Email Orla Bolger
Phone: (303) 866-6896

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