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- 1/24/09 - Alfredo Artiles, Beth Harry, Equity Alliance at ASU
Do bias or inappropriate practice play a role in the placement of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education? Is the representation of low-income students in special education programs larger than their representation in the school population at your child’s school? If the answers to these questions are yes, it is possible your child’s school may be facing a problem that is called “overrepresentation” in its special education programs. This paper is one of...
- 1/13/10 - Mulligan, Elaine, Kozeski, Elizabeth B., Equity Alliance at ASU
"NIUSI-LeadScape coaching consists of a series of structured, one-on-one, interactions between a coach and coachee aimed at enhancing the coachee’s effectiveness in developing inclusive school practices. These interactions can be face to face, by telephone, or combined with team meetings as required. Coaching can be used to support teachers, support personnel, instructional leaders, or school principals as needed to reinforce inclusive practices. Coaching addresses multiple layers of...
- 1/31/07 - Martha Countinho, Donald Oswald, Equity Alliance at ASU
The author of this brief discusses that racial disproportionality in school disciplinary practices has a long history, and still continues today. In the last three decades, racial disproportionality in school suspensions has increased noticeably, especially in high socioeconomic status (SES) schools. Empirical evidence suggests that exclusionary discipline practices result in further exclusion, school failure, and dropout. Today, nationwide African American students are disproportionately...
- 1/27/10 - Fergus, Edward
This Equity In Action is intended to provide educators and researchers with the most comprehensive, praxis-oriented information on identifying and reducing disproportionality in schools. Over the course of developing and piloting a data-driven process (2004-2010) for identifying root causes, we’ve gained insight into not only the root causes but also the driving forces (internal and external to district) of these root causes. Our data driven root cause process focused on examining various...
- 1/10/09 - Kevin Welner, Equity Alliance at ASU
Special education in the United States is largely controlled by federal statutes (that is, laws). These statutes cover two related issues: the guarantee of a free and appropriate public education and anti-discrimination laws protecting students with disabilities. The laws governing special education and overrepresentation issues in particular, can be intimidating. Lost in the mishmash of federal and state laws and regulations, however, are some fairly basic rules. This practitioner brief...
- 1/5/09 - National Institute for Urban School Improvement, , Equity Alliance at ASU
The ethnic overrepresentation of students in special education programs in this country has been a recognized problem for more than 30 years. Simply defined, overrepresentation, or the disproportionate placement of students of a given
ethnic group in special education programs, means that the percentage of students from that group in such programs is disproportionally greater than their percentage in the school population as a whole.1 Currently, African Americans tend to be significantly...
- 1/24/09 - Elizabeth Kozleski, Shelley Zion, Equity Alliance at ASU
This tool is designed to guide the examination of LEA practices once data suggest that serious and inappropriate disproportionate referral, identification and placement of students who are culturally and linguistically diverse may be occurring.
- 1/5/09 - Shernaz B. García, Alba A. Ortiz, Equity Alliance at ASU
This practitioner brief deals with culturally and linguistically responsive prereferral interventions for preventing disproportionate representation of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students in special education. It applies to all parents and teachers of CLD students. Disproportionate representation of students from CLD backgrounds in special education has been a persistent concern in the field for more than 30 years. A key question in dealing with disproportionality in special...
- 1/14/10 - Kathleen A. King, Alfredo J. Artiles, Elizabeth B. Kozleski, Equity Alliance at ASU
Professional learning for culturally responsive teaching has the potential to address achievement gaps across ethnic groups and disproportionate representation in special education for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This Equity In Action has a twofold purpose: (a) to demonstrate the need for rethinking current approaches to professional learning and (b) to provide guidelines for professional learning for culturally responsive teaching, as well as...
- 1/24/09 - William Drakeford, Equity Alliance at ASU
This paper is one of the brief practitioner-oriented pamphlets produced by the National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt). Racial disproportionality in school disciplinary practices has a long history, and still continues today. This brief discusses zero-tolerance policies and their disproportionate use with low SES and minority students
- 1/1/07 - Laura Méndez Barletta , Equity Alliance at ASU
In this exemplar, Harrison Elementary School’s Bilingual/English as a Second Language (ESL) program is featured as a Model Program. Harrison Elementary’s Bilingual/ESL program was one of four programs honored as “Outstanding Second Language Programs” at the headquarters of the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association in Monroe, New Jersey. Such exemplary programs are identified through a rigorous process that includes an extensive program review and a site visit conducted by...
- 1/5/09 - Elizabeth Kozleksi, Amanda Sullivan, Kara Sujansky
This report provides a snapshot of Connecticut’s efforts to provide for the education of students identified as having disabilities and students identified as CLD.2 We use NCCRESt’s conceptual framework for culturally responsive educational systems, which focuses on the connections between people, policies, and practices, to provide a schema for analyzing the relationships between federal, state, LEA, and school policies.
- 1/24/09 - Elizabeth Kozleski, Amanda Sullivan, Equity Alliance at ASU
This State Profile provides a snapshot of North Carolina's efforts to address the disproportionate representation of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in special education.
- 1/9/10 - Elizabeth Kozleski, Amanda Sullivan, Miranda Kucera, Equity Alliance at ASU
This State Profile provides a snapshot of Ohio's efforts to address the disproportionate representation of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in special education.
- 1/24/09 - Elizabeth Kozleski, Amanda Sullivan, Federico Waitoller, Equity Alliance at ASU
This State Profile provides a snapshot of Tennessee's efforts to address the disproportionate representation of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in special education.
- 1/5/09 - Elizabeth Kozleski, Amanda Sullivan, Federico Waitoller, Equity Alliance at ASU
This State Profile provides a snapshot of Wisconsin's efforts to address the disproportionate representation of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in special education.