Special Education 2020-2021 School Year

Dear Parents/Guardians:

This is a survey for families with children receiving special education including speech language services.  This is your opportunity to provide CONFIDENTIAL input to improve services and results for children and families in South Dakota.  Your responses are extremely important to us.  Please take the time to complete this brief survey.

What is being asked?
Information on your experience and family involvement with your child’s special education services.

Who is asking for this information?
South Dakota Department of Education and the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs.

Why am I being asked to complete this survey?
To help guide efforts to improve services and results for children and families. The survey will be summarized for the state as a whole and broken out by individual school district. The summary information will be provided to each school district and also the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs in order to fulfill a federal requirement regarding parent feedback.

How will my answers be kept anonymous?
Your responses are completely anonymous. There is nothing on the forms that will identify you other than what district the survey is from. Questionnaires will be sent to Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE) for analysis. Only summary data concerning district-wide data will be shared with the district and South Dakota Department of Education.

If you have any questions, need an alternate format, or assistance completing the survey, contact:

South Dakota Department of Education
Special Education Programs

Thank you for your participation,                  
Special Education Programs Director
Linda Turner