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