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LMSD/CSE IEP Survey Results. October 2012 By CSE Co-Presidents Sheila Kineke & Vicki Peetros. Introduction. Provide background of the survey Review results of the survey Outline next steps. Background of Survey. Purpose: to gather family input in a systematic way to

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Lmsd cse iep survey results

LMSD/CSE IEP Survey Results

October 2012

By CSE Co-Presidents

Sheila Kineke & Vicki Peetros



  • Provide background of the survey

  • Review results of the survey

  • Outline next steps

Background of survey

Background of Survey

  • Purpose: to gather family input in a systematic way to

    • Determine issues of interest for CSE programming

    • Identify areas of strength in SPED

    • Identify areas needing additional development



  • District approval (July 2011)

  • Parent Survey Sub-Committee formed (Sept. 2011)

  • Collaborationbetween district and CSE (Sept. 2011-Aug. 2012)

  • Ideas for an action plan (Aug. 2012)

Survey preview

Survey Preview

  • Received 305 completed surveys out of the 1,120 that were sent out (27.2%)

  • Most responses were positive and most comments were positive or mixed

  • Some notable differences between AS families and other families were observed

  • Action items: Transition, communication, progress reporting, staff issues/training issues

Response rates

Response Rates

Evaluation iep process

Evaluation/IEP Process

Non as families more satisfied with accommodations in gen ed

Non-AS families more satisfied with accommodations in gen. ed.

Autistic Support

Non-Autistic Support

Progress reporting measurable understandable

Progress Reporting: Measurable? Understandable?

Sample progress report

Sample Progress Report

Transition confusion

Transition Confusion

Getting info you need about community –based agencies?

Getting info you need about transition svcs?

Is your child getting needed transition services

Is your child getting needed transition services?

Transition svcs in IEP implemented by school staff?

Transition svcs appropriate to child’s needs?



  • Broken down into 3 main categories to avoid counting the same comment multiple times.

  • Will give first as a breakdown into Learning Support, Autistic Support and Speech Support

  • Then common threads.

Learning support comments

Learning Support Comments

  • Staff/training issues

  • Parents must push for appropriate services

  • Evaluation

  • Communication

  • Parents happy with services overall

  • Focus on individual staff who are making a positive difference

  • Mixed

Autistic support comments

Autistic Support Comments

  • Staff issues/training issues

  • Communication/Team issues

  • Individualizing needed

  • Need to push for appropriate services

  • Generally positive

  • Identifies individuals who make a difference

  • Mixed

Speech and language support comments

Speech and Language Support Comments

  • Generally positive

  • Specific to staff

  • Mixed

Common themes

Common themes

  • Staff training issues

  • Issues around getting enough information to evaluate child’s program

  • Issues around parent input being respected and incorporated into the education plan

  • Many of these issues dovetail: families need input into the child’s education program so that it can be individualized enough so the child can make progress; need communication (including measurable progress) so they can tell whether child is making meaningful progress.

Cse s suggestions for next steps for lmsd cse partnership

CSE’s suggestions for Next Steps for LMSD/CSE partnership

  • Develop an action plan for improving ongoing communication, including clearer progress reporting

  • Convene a Transition Focus Group

  • Create surveys for 504s, GIEPs

Suggestions for meeting topics trainings

Suggestions for Meeting Topics/Trainings

  • In order of frequency of suggestion:

  • -transition topics

  • -LD/Reading topics

  • -stress/emotional needs/coping

  • -IEP/individualizing

  • Other suggestions: technology for sped; inclusion; ESY (summer services); home instruction, behavior support.

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