FDLRS/Heartland - Parent Services

Parent Survey

ESE Survey


Please click on one of the following links to complete the survey:

Each year, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) surveys parents of children with an individual educational plan (IEP) to determine how well your child’s school is partnering with you and promoting your involvement in your child’s education. All states must collect this data as part of their State Performance Plan, as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Your feedback is important in helping the state and local school systems continue improving educational programs for children with special needs. Thank you!

Informational Flyers

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ESE Parent Survey?

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) is required by the United States Department of Education’s, Office of Special Education Programs, to gather information on how well Florida’s schools are supporting parents’ involvement in their child’s education. In order to get this information the FDOE conducts an annual ESE Parent Survey for parents of Pre-k and K-12 students who are receiving services.

The survey is open February 1-May 31 of each year and consists of 25 items. You can take the survey online or through paper. You may have already received a flyer, email or call from your school district asking you to participate in the annual ESE Parent Survey.

Is it Confidential?

There are no risks to you if you fill out this survey. It is available to you in paper or online and in English, Spanish, or Haitian Creole. Your name is not required. Both surveys ask you to enter the following information: school district, child's school, grade and date of birth. This information is necessary so that FDOE can report the number of surveys completed in each district and reduce the chance of duplicated responses.

A separate agency outside of DOE will keep your answers to this survey private. DOE cannot link you or your child to your answers in any reports. This agency reports to FDOE the number of parents taking the survey and the responses to the items. All reports will combine answers from many parents and a state level report is published each year with the overall results.

How do I get a survey?

You can either complete the online survey or request a paper survey. To access and complete the survey online, go to: http://www.esesurvey.com. For a paper survey contact your child’s school or the district ESE Office.

Can I get the survey results?

Yes, you can get the results. A report is published in the fall of each year and is available on FDOE’s website at:



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