Indicator 4 | Suspensions and Expulsions

Updated, April 2013Indicator 4 addresses the issue of disproportionality in the number of students with disabilities who are suspended or expelled from school, as compared with the suspension/expulsion rates of students without disabilities. The indicator also addresses concerns that students with disabilities from particular race or ethnic groups may be suspended or expelled disproportionately more (or less) than other students with disabilities … [Read more...]

Indicator 9 | Disproportionate Representation in Special Education as the Result of Inappropriate Identification

Updated, April 2013Indicator 9 is quite the mouthful, isn't it? It focuses on a top priority concern of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)---reducing the disproportionate representation of specific minorities in special education because of inappropriate identification as a "child with a disability."Indicator 9 dovetails neatly with Indicator 10, which is also concerned with disproportionate representation of minorities--this time, however, … [Read more...]

Indicator 10 | Disproportionate Representation in Specific Disability Categories

Updated, April 2013Indicator 10 is as big a mouthful as Indicator 9, isn’t it?Indicator 10 focuses on a top priority concern of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)—reducing the disproportionate representation of specific minorities in special education under specific disability categories. Indicator 10 follows upon Indicator 9, which also addresses disproportionality of minorities in special education. Indicator 10 reads:________________________________Percent … [Read more...]

Module 5: Disproportionality and Overrepresentation

by Perry Williams Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of EducationJanuary 2007English only slideshowHandouts for Participants in both English and SpanishIDEA 2004 takes a stand against significant disproportionality of students in particular racial or ethnic groups in special education. Module 5 explains what states, districts, and schools must now do to address the disproportionate representation.Module 5 is available in English … [Read more...]

Module 6: Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention

by Patricia Hozella Office of Special Education Programs U.S. Department of Education With Special Thanks To... NRCLD, the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities nrcld@ku.edu • http://nrcld.org/ __________________________ April 2007 **Este módulo está disponible en español: Servicios de Atención Temprana y la Respuesta a la Intervención Module 6 is a great way to learn about and train others on these two new elements … [Read more...]

Common causes of racial/ethnic disproportionality in special education

Does the pattern continue in spite of your efforts to make change? Here’s a resource that can help you identify the root causes of placement patterns. “Distinguishing Difference from Disability: The Common Causes of Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education” is the Equity Alliance’s newest publication in its Equity in Action series. http://ea.niusileadscape.org/lc/Record/1305?search_query=Disproportionality … [Read more...]

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