Format: Applications and SpreadsheetsEquity Requirements in IDEA
This resource compares the three equity requirements in IDEA (disproportionate representation, significant discrepancy, and significant disproportionality) across various elements to explain the similarities and the differences among the requirements.
Format: PresentationsNew Significant Disproportionality Regulations Webinar
This webinar focused on key components of the new significant disproportionality regulations presented in §20 U.S.C. 1418(d) and 34 CFR §§300.646 and 300.647. The regulations require states to determine whether significant disproportionality based on race/ethnicity is occurring with respect to the identification of children as children with disabilities, including identification as children with particular impairments; placement of children in particular educational settings; and incidence, duration, and type of disciplinary actions, including suspensions and expulsions. Timeline for state compliance is July 1, 2018, and states must make significant disproportionality determinations using new methodology during SY 2018-19. The webinar highlighted new OSEP Significant Disproportionality Resources and included resources that comprise IDC's Disproportionality and Equity Resource Collection. The webinar was part of IDC's Discipline Peer-to-Peer Exchange.
Format: PresentationsEquity, Inclusion, and Opportunity: Creating Educational Systems That Meet the Needs of All Groups of Students
Many schools and districts have been identified as low performing or disproportionate because of disparities between subgroups on a variety of success measures. Other schools and districts are proactively trying to address identified success gaps. Presenters from IDC demonstrated IDC's Success Gaps Toolkit that can help schools and districts 1) prepare all of their students for success in college and careers by addressing success gaps, 2) collect and use quantitative and qualitative data for the purpose of root-cause analysis of those success gaps, and 3) focus attention on those root causes for the benefit of children and students in the lowest performing subgroups.
Format: RecordingsEquity in IDEA: Comparing the Current IDEA Equity Requirements and Understanding the Proposed Changes for Significant Disproportionality Webinar
This webinar described the various equity requirements in IDEA and also provided information on the NPRM released by OSEP and implications for states if the NPRM moves forward.
Format: PresentationsUsing Data to Explore and Prepare for Expected Changes to Significant Disproportionality: What Should Your State Be Thinking About?
To address the disparities experienced by minority students with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education is proposing a new Equity in IDEA Rule. During this session, presenters used data examples to guide states through a series of questions regarding how the Notice of Proposed Rule Making might affect significant disproportionality calculations, analysis, and decision-making. Presenters also introduced IDC’s Success Gaps Toolbox, which can help states and local school districts in determining root causes of significant disproportionality.
Format: Applications and SpreadsheetsSpreadsheet Application for Calculating Disproportionality Measures and User’s Guide: Spreadsheet Application for Calculating Disproportionality Measures (Revised)
States can use the Excel spreadsheet application for calculating disproportionality measures and accompanying user's guide in their assessment of racial/ethnic disproportionality. The spreadsheet application calculates several disproportionality measures and the User’s Guide provides instructions for using the spreadsheet application.
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Format: PresentationsEquity, Inclusion, and Opportunity: Getting SSIP Results by Addressing Success Gaps
The presentation provides a self-assessment rubric that can help states and local districts view their school/district programs and practices with an "equity" lens and help states and LEAs understand the reasons for discrepancies in outcomes between certain groups of students. Helpful handouts are included.