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Family Engagement

School-Family-Community Partnership Survey

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has developed a survey to assess the outreach efforts of a school or district based on the perceptions of school personnel and families.  At this time, CDE is looking for schools and districts to pilot the survey to test its validity and reliability.  Upon completion of the pilot, the survey will be available as a free resource for schools and districts.

Participating Schools’ and Districts’ Roles and Responsibilities and Pilot Timeline

District and school responsibilities include:

Discussing pilot participation with appropriate stakeholders and decision makers

  • Designing a work plan for data collection
  • Preparing communication to invite school personnel and families to participate in the surveys
  • Communicating data collection information to school personnel and families
    • Making multiple options available to complete the survey
    • Providing ongoing communication to help increase participate rates


The Colorado Department of Education assure anonymity of all participants.  Data will only be analyzed if there are a sufficient number of respondents and data will be held in a secure location.


Schools and districts that choose to participate in the pilot will receive support from CDE, including:

For More Information

View the following PowerPoint from the October 5th webinar 

View the following PowerPoint from the November 2th webinar

For questions about family-school partnerships, contact Darcy Hutchins at 303-866-5921 or

For questions about data collection and survey development, contact Nazanin Mohajeri-Nelson at 303-866-6205 or

For a copy of the draft survey to review prior to participation, contact Alexandra Rechlin at 303-866-4571 or



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