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    Methods for assessing racial/ethnic disproportionality in special education: A technical assistance guide

    1/5/09 - Data Accountability Center,, Westat,

    “Many different methods of calculating disproportionality exist. Each of these methods represents a different way of reporting the same data, and each answers a different question about racial/ethnic representation in special education. This technical assistance guide focuses on two of the more common methods: composition and risk. (The authors) also discuss the risk ratio as a means for comparing risk. This technical assistance guide summarizes how to apply each of these methods...

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    Response to Intervention: An Equity Perspective The Equity Assistance Centers Identify Civil Rights Concerns with the Implementation of Response to Intervention

    1/26/09 - The Ten Regional Title IV Equity Assistance Centers,

    "It is unreasonable to expect that an innovation such as RTI will reach its desired outcome by simply being superimposed on an educational system that has produced a disproportionate representation of minorities, linguistically different and low-income learners in special education. The EACs believe that implementation of RTI will produce what has been produced for these populations without serious consideration being given to and action being taken on fundamental changes to support the RTI...

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    The Color of Discipline: Sources of Racial and Gender

    1/1/00 - Skiba, R.J., Simmons, A.B., Ritter, S., Kohler, K., Henderson, M., Wu, T.

    Disproportionate representation of minority students, especially African Americans, in a variety of school disciplinary procedures has been documented almost continuously for the past 25 years, yet there has been little study of the factors contributing to that disproportionality. Whether disparate treatment of a group can be judged as bias depends largely on the extent to which other hypotheses that could provide a credible alternative explanation of the discrepancy can be ruled out. In...

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    Using data to address equity issues in special education

    1/5/09 - Ashley C. Gibb, Russell Skiba

    The increased use of data, from collection, to organization, to analysis, can seem daunting. Yet this does not have to be the case. Conventions for approaching disproportionality data have been established making the analysis and interpretation of disproportionality data more straightforward. This brief will outline those conventions and provide some tools to determine the most effective ways of collecting, organizing, and presenting disproportionality data. These tools, and the experience...

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    Zero Tolerance versus Positive Behavioral Supports: An Effective School-Wide Accountability System for Student Behavior

    1/2/09 - Howard M. Knoff

    This presentation addresses disproportionality in discipline rates among minorities in the US

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