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Critical values and beliefs, background, goals, data, and improvement strategies related to disproportionality.
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Racial Disproportionality and Disparity
Articles on Disproportionality:
Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality …
The following series of articles focus of the benefits of linking RTI (Response to Intervention) when creating a Disproportionality intervention program in an educational setting.
Equity in Education: Addressing racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Special … on Disproportionality (TACD) staff recently published with the National Center for …
RTI, Disproportionality and Promising Practices: A Three-Part Article
Article 1: Framing Urban School Challenges: The Problems to Examine When Implementing RTI
Article 2: Cultural Adaptations When Implementing RTI in Urban Settings
Article 3: Promising Examples of RTI Practices for Urban Schools
Elementary and Middle Schools Technical Assistance Center (EMSTAC)
One of 40 technical assistance and dissemination centers set up by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), between 1998 and 2003, this site offers resources on disproportionality to assist educators in serving diverse student populations.
Disproportionality: Inappropriate Identification of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children, 2008
From the National Education Association discusses underrepresentation and overrepresentation of certain populations in special education and gifted programs and why misidentification of culturally and linguistically diverse students for participation in these programs is a concern.
Unproven Links: Can poverty explain Ethnic …- Indiana University
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These articles explore relationships among race, poverty, and special identification to arrive at a more precise estimate of the contribution of poverty to racial disparities.
Keeping Special Ed in Proportion – Education Week
October 12, 2011 This article looks at the overrepresentation of African American and Hispanic students in Special Education. It also offers a variety of steps that school communities can take to address or prevent the overrepresentation (disproportionality) issues
Understanding and Addressing Disproportionality – CalSTAT
The Special Edge has published a series of articles on Understanding and Addressing Disproportionality (Summer 2010) http://www.calstat.org/publications/pdfs/edge_sum10_Eng_newsltr.pdf