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    Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
    phone: (609)292-0147
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    Implementation of IDEA

    Materials for the Technical Assistance Teleconferences Regarding the Special Education Parent Survey(SPP Indicator #8) COHORT 8 to be conducted on November 19 and 20, 2013

    The federal State Performance Plan (SPP), Indicator #8: Parent Involvement requires that states conduct an annual survey of parents of students with disabilities, ages 3-21, to determine how schools are facilitating parent involvement in their child's program.  Each year a cohort of districts, randomly selected to be representative of the state, has participated in this survey.

    This teleconference is being conducted by the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Special Education (NJOSE) for COHORT 8 districts that were randomly selected to participate in the Parent Survey for Special Education during 2013-2014.
    The presentation will include:

    • An overview of the parent survey
    • District responsibilities
    • NJOSEP support to districts
    • Use of the survey results

    The intended audience for this teleconference is the Director of Special Education and other staff who will have oversight responsibilities to provide family names and addresses to NJOSEP.
    Posted here you will find the following materials that will be used during the presentation:
    The presentation will include:

    • An overview of the parent survey
    • District responsibilities
    • NJOSEP support to districts
    • Use of the survey results

    The intended audience for this teleconference is the Director of Special Education and other staff who will have oversight responsibilities to provide family names and addresses to NJOSEP.
    Posted here you will find the following materials that will be used during the presentation:

    1. PowerPoint (H - 1)
    2. SAMPLE surveys 2012
    3. DRAFT NJDOE Cover Letter to Parents Spanish/English (H-2)
    4. Data Verification Form (H-3)
    5. Directions for Completing the EXCEL Parent Address Template (H-4)
    6. Strategies for Parent Participation (H-5)
    7. Sample District Letter to Parents (H-6)
    8. DRAFT Contract (H-7)
    9. Compensation Information (H-8)
    10. DRAFT Invoice (H-9)
    11. Registration Information for the EXCEL technical assistance sessions (2) (H-10)
    12. Access to Parent Records (H-11)