Our research team works with the NHDOE to annually survey two target populations for required state reporting:
- parents of students receiving special education services (to measure schools’ facilitation of parent involvement as a means of improving services); and
- students with an Individualized Education Plan who exited the school system in a given year (to measure post-high school employment and education paths).
On an annual basis, Gibson administers surveys to parents of over 30,000 students and to more than 3,000 exited students across the state. We use Rasch scaling methods on the NCSEAM Parent Involvement surveys to calculate results and to provide district-level reports in addition to statewide results. We also provide technical support to school districts in understanding and using results to make targeted improvement efforts.