Date Message Sent
||[RIDE] - IMPORTANT - Memo from the Office of Student, Community, and Academic Supports
Please see the following memo from the Office of Student,
Community and Academic Supports.
January 7, 2011
To: Special Education Administrators and District Data Managers
From: J. David Sienko, Director, Office of Student, Community and Academic Supports
We are gearing up to conduct the Annual Special Education Statewide Parent Survey. As you know, it is in accordance with the federal State Performance Plan (SPP) requirements for Indicator 8, Parent Involvement. It measures the “percentage of parents who report that schools facilitate parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities”.
Each year in March parents of Rhode Island children aged three through graduation or age 21who have a child with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) will receive the Annual Special Education Statewide Parent Survey in their mailbox. March of 2011 will represent the 5th consecutive administration of this annual statewide measure.
It is important to promote as much parent participation as possible to ensure that parent voices are counted that we obtain fair, balanced, and useful feedback from the many RI families whose children receive special education services within our public education system and that we meet compliance targets.
Here is where we need your assistance!
RIDE contracts with a survey vendor who administers the direct mailing of the survey. The student’s home address and parent’s primary language is utilized for this mailing. This information is obtained from the Enrollment Census Collection and cross referenced with the Special Education Census to confirm that the student has an IEP.
RIDE is required to extract the student data from your Enrollment Census Collection and submit it to our survey vendor in preparation for the survey distribution.
Therefore, we are respectfully requesting that districts update their student address information and primary language in the Enrollment Census Collection by close of business on Friday, January 21, 2011.