Indicator 8 Parent Involvement Summary Report

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Attleboro Public Schools

Families and Community Members

From: Ivone R. Medeiros, Director of Special Education and Student Support Services

cc: David A. Sawyer, Superintendent

Date: June 12, 2017

Re: Indicator 8 Parent Involvement Summary Report


Attached please find the results of the Parent Survey that was conducted during the 2015-2016 school year as part of the Massachusetts State Performance Plan (SPP)/Annual Performance Report (APR) data collection activities.  The SPP/APR is a federal requirement that requires each state to provide baseline data, establish performance targets, and outline improvement activities in 17 indicator areas identified by the Federal Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) that focus on improving outcomes for students with disabilities. As part of the SPP/APR requirements, Massachusetts must report data at the district level for each SPP/APR Indicator.  The parent survey results from each district are provided on the School Profiles section of the ESE’s website

The Parent Survey,  also known as Indicator 8, measures the percent of parents of a child receiving special education services who report that school facilitate parent/family involvement and engagement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities.  In Massachusetts, the survey was designed using the Family, School, and Community Partnership Fundamentals developed by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Parent and Community Education Involvement Council. Parents of all children with disabilities in grades pre K-12+ were asked to complete a survey addressing the district’s facilitation of parent involvement.


The following information is provided:

·         Summary of APS’ results based on parents who responded to the survey

·         Individual survey items reflecting the percentage of all parents responding for APS

·         Summary of statewide results referencing the overall percentages statewide from the districts that participated in the Parent Survey in the 2015-2016 school year


Areas of note in the report are:

·         parent responses above the state response rate;

·         overall agreement rate on par with the state rate; and

·         112 of the 172 responses at the PreK-6 level.

We have shared the report with ASEPAC for feedback as we continue to collaborate on ways to improve family and community engagement specific to students with disabilities. If families or community members have questions, please contact me at: or 508-222-0012 x1403.

2016 Massachusetts’ Special Education Annual Performance Report (APR)

Indicator 8: Performance Summary Report

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