Partnering with Parents Survey

The Partnering with Parents Survey is sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE), Special Education Division (SED) and is intended to be used by parents of children who are receiving special education and related services from their local educational agency (LEA).

Survey questions are based on questions from the National Center for Special Education Accountability Monitoring (NCSEAM) survey, widely utilized by states across the nation to gain parent perspective of their experience and their child's experience with special education.

These questions span four critical areas for parents and families: school’s efforts to partner with parents, quality of services, impact of special education services on families, and parent participation. The information gathered from this survey will assist the CDE in identifying areas of strength as well as areas that may need improvement related to the education of students with disabilities.

The survey will be open during the school year from September 1st through May 31st. We encourage you to complete only one survey per student, per school year. Responses are anonymous and confidential; personal information is not collected unless voluntarily entered by the individual completing a survey.

The Partnering with Parents survey can be completed online in English or Spanish by selecting one of the links below:

To request a survey by mail in Arabic, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Russian, Tagalog or Vietnamese, please call the Seeds of Partnership office at 916-228-2388 and leave your name and address.

If you have individual concerns or complaints related to your child’s special education supports and services, 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.