Overview of the Annual Performance Report Development:

See Overview of the Development of the Annual Performance Report on page 1.

Monitoring Priority: FAPE in the LRE

Indicator #8:  Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities.

(20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(A))

Measurement:

Percent = [(# of respondent parents who report schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities) divided by the (total # of respondent parents of children with disabilities)] times 100.

New York State’s calculation:

NYS’ parent survey contains 25 questions. All surveys returned with at least 15 of the 25 questions answered are the denominator for the calculation. The numerator is the number of surveys with an overall positive parental involvement rating. These are surveys in which parents indicated that they “agree”, “strongly agree” or “very strongly agree” with at least 51% of the questions.

NYS’ Statewide calculation will use a weighted average to control for the required minimum sample size response from every school district. This is necessary because many school districts received a response that was well above the minimum sample size required and in other school districts; the minimum response required was not achieved. In order to give each school district’s positive response rate a proportional weight relative to their sample size in the State’s average, the percent of positive responses was weighted by the sample size of each school district. For example in one school district, with a minimum sample size was 53, 30 surveys were returned with at least 15 questions answered with 18 of the 30 questions answered positively. This district’s weighting in the State’s average is 18/30*53 or 31.8 surveys with positive parental response. As another example, in another school district with minimum sample size was 87, 172 surveys were returned with at least 15 questions answered with 148 of the 172 questions answered positively. This district’s weighting in the State’s average is 148/172*87 or 74.8 surveys with positive parental response. The weighting helps to achieve an equal contribution from every school district of their positive parental response rate.

 

Note: When NYS reports school district data on this indicator as part of the public reporting requirement, weightings will not be used.  A school district’s actual data will be displayed.

 

 

FFY

Measurable and Rigorous Target

 

2005

(2005-06)

This is a new indicator. Reporting is not due until February 2008.

 

This is a new indicator.  The following are not due to be reported until the February 2008 Annual Performance Report.

Actual Target Data for FFY:

Discussion of Improvement Activities Completed and Explanation of Progress or Slippage that occurred for FFY:

Revisions, with Justification, to Proposed Targets/ Improvement Activities/ Timelines/ Resources for FFY: