Kern County Consortium SELPA


CDE Guidance on Disproportionality

Critical values and beliefs, background, goals, data, and improvement strategies related to disproportionality.

Family to Family
Racial Disproportionality and Disparity

California Department of Education’s Guide on Disproportionality

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.

Unproven Links: Can poverty explain Ethnic …- Indiana University
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)