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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

SY2021-22 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. Please refer to the short webinar and the survey guide below:

  1. Print on a Ledger size (17” x 11”) paper Landscape
  2. Add student name and access code
  3. Scan and upload the completed survey to the Data Management System Family-School tab

Email Miki that the completed surveys were uploaded


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?

Indicator 8 Graphs with 22.5% participation and 82.2% reporting schools facilitated involvement

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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