In Wisconsin every year school districts are selected to participate in a self assessment process. Part of this process is a special education parent involvement survey. All school districts in the state of Wisconsin participate in this survey at least once in a five year cycle. The parent survey is part of the State Performance Plan that also includes gathering information on Preschool Outcomes, Transition Goals, Post-Secondary Outcomes, and a Self-Assessment on special education procedures.
Through the survey, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) collects statewide data to determine how districts are doing in the state. This information is reported to the federal government Office of Special Education Programs.