IDEA - Page 2

  • Discipline by any other name …

    In its proposal for revising regulations for ethnic disproportionality, the U.S. Department of Education elected to add requirements for measuring disparities in discipline, necessitating determination of the categories of disciplinary actions to be measured.

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  • Feds tackle discipline disparity for students with disabilities

    While disproportionate discipline of ethnic groups has been a nationwide concern for years, the U.S. Department of Education is now asserting regulatory authority over the issue – at least with regard to students with disabilities.

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  • New rules would stretch IDEA set-aside for interventions

    New regulations proposed by the U.S. Department of Education would expand the allowable uses of federal funding for early intervening services to prevent or remediate significant ethnic disproportionality in the identification of students with disabilities.

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  • Measurement methods for assessing proportionality

    According to the recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, states will be considering three possible standards for calculating thresholds for significant ethnic disproportionality – risk ratios, alternative risk ratios, and the number involved in the computation.

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  • Feds to standardize disproportionality calculations

    Under new rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Education, calculating ethnic disproportionality in special education identification and placement will become standardized nationwide although states will retain discretion in setting thresholds to determine significance.

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