Special Education Monitoring

Parent Input

The California Department of Education, Special Education Division (CDE-SED) annually reviews local educational agency (LEA) performance and compliance data related to implementation of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requirements in accordance with the IDEA and Title 34, CFR Section 300.600. The purpose is to ensure that the LEAs, including charter schools, County Offices of Education (COE), and Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs), are providing appropriate supervision and monitoring for special education programs and services.

An LEA is selected for Intensive Monitoring or Targeted Monitoring if the LEA does not meet established targets for performance and compliance indicators under the IDEA.

There are many monitoring activities within a review, one component of the review is considering parent input. Through the Seeds of Partnership, CDE-SED is utilizing the Partnering with Parents Survey to gather input from parents of students with an IEP in LEAs selected for a review. The survey is designed to provide the state with information on how well schools are supporting parents' involvement in their child's education. Information gathered will be helpful in identifying areas of strength and areas that may need improvement in your child's school district.

We encourage you to complete only one survey per student, per school year. Responses are anonymous, please do not share confidential information in the comments sections. The information you share is subject to a Public Records Act request, accessible to your local school district, and will not be handled or filed as a formal complaint. To file a formal complaint with CDE, please visit the CDE SED Complaint Process web page or call the Procedural Safeguards and Referral Services toll-free Help Line at 800-926-0648.

At this time, there are no active Intensive/Targeted Reviews currently collecting parent surveys online. This means the survey time period has not yet started or has just concluded for this school year or review cycle.

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