About the Parent Survey
At Wayne State University (WSU) the Center for Urban Studies was asked by the Michigan Department of Education
Office of Special Education to conduct a
yearly survey of parents of Michigan students receiving special education
services. The survey asks parents to give feedback on how well the schools help
them be more involved in their child’s special education services. This feedback
helps the State track whether or not they are reaching the target they have set
for parental involvement (Annual Performance Report & State Performance Plan).
Separate versions of the surveys are sent out to
parents of children ages 3-5 and students ages 6-26.
Each year the survey includes parents of all children
ages 3-5 receiving special education throughout Michigan and parents of
students ages 6-26 in approximately 1/3 of the Local Education Agencies (LEAs), or
local school districts, in the state. If a parent has two or more children
receiving special education, one child is selected at random.
For survey results please click here. You can
look at results by either the Local Education Agency or the Intermediate School District. You also can see
the survey instruments and the number of parents who responded to the survey in their respective age sample.
For Frequently Asked Questions about the Survey, click here