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ERIC Number: ED557630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
Parent Feedback about Individualized Education Program Team Meetings: A Pilot Study with Parents of PreKindergarten Students. Evaluation Brief
Cooper-Martin, Elizabeth
Montgomery County Public Schools
The Office of Shared Accountability (OSA) joined with the Office of Special Education and Student Services (OSESS) to gather feedback from parents of students who receive special education services. The goal was to use the information to improve services and implement staff development. This brief concerns a pilot study for gathering parent feedback; overall, the results were very positive. The pilot study focused on parents' experiences at Individualized Education Program (IEP) team meetings. The study also explored parent satisfaction with delivery of special education services. The sample for the pilot study was all parents of students who receive special education services and are enrolled in a Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) class that serves prekindergarten students with disabilities. To collect data, a paper and pencil survey was mailed to each parent during spring 2012. Usable surveys totaled 349, for a 26% response rate. Nearly all responding parents (typically at least 95%) reported positive experiences with their child's most recent IEP meeting. Analysis of these largely positive survey results identified a few areas for improvement. Two tables are appended: (1) All Comments on Things That Worked Well at the IEP Meeting; and (2) All Comments on Ways to Improve the IEP Meeting.
Montgomery County Public Schools. 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. Tel: 301-309-6277; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Office of Shared Accountability
Identifiers - Location: Maryland