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    Disproportionate Representation of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in Special Education: Measuring the Problem

    1/31/07 - Martha Countinho, Donald Oswald, Equity Alliance at ASU

    The author of this brief discusses that racial disproportionality in school disciplinary practices has a long history, and still continues today. In the last three decades, racial disproportionality in school suspensions has increased noticeably, especially in high socioeconomic status (SES) schools. Empirical evidence suggests that exclusionary discipline practices result in further exclusion, school failure, and dropout. Today, nationwide African American students are disproportionately...

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    Preventing DISPROPORTIONALITY by Strengthening District Policies and Procedures - An Assessment and Strategic Planning Process

    1/24/09 - Elizabeth Kozleski, Shelley Zion, Equity Alliance at ASU

    This tool is designed to guide the examination of LEA practices once data suggest that serious and inappropriate disproportionate referral, identification and placement of students who are culturally and linguistically diverse may be occurring.

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    Addressing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: Overrepresentation in Special Education: Guidelines for Parents

    1/24/09 - Alfredo Artiles, Beth Harry, Equity Alliance at ASU

    Do bias or inappropriate practice play a role in the placement of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education? Is the representation of low-income students in special education programs larger than their representation in the school population at your child’s school? If the answers to these questions are yes, it is possible your child’s school may be facing a problem that is called “overrepresentation” in its special education programs. This paper is one of...

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    Culturally responsive coaching for inclusive schools: A guide to planning your LeadScape Coaching Dialogues

    1/13/10 - Mulligan, Elaine, Kozeski, Elizabeth B., Equity Alliance at ASU

    "NIUSI-LeadScape coaching consists of a series of structured, one-on-one, interactions between a coach and coachee aimed at enhancing the coachee’s effectiveness in developing inclusive school practices. These interactions can be face to face, by telephone, or combined with team meetings as required. Coaching can be used to support teachers, support personnel, instructional leaders, or school principals as needed to reinforce inclusive practices. Coaching addresses multiple layers of...

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    Distinguishing Difference from Disability: The Common Causes of Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education

    1/27/10 - Fergus, Edward

    This Equity In Action is intended to provide educators and researchers with the most comprehensive, praxis-oriented information on identifying and reducing disproportionality in schools. Over the course of developing and piloting a data-driven process (2004-2010) for identifying root causes, we’ve gained insight into not only the root causes but also the driving forces (internal and external to district) of these root causes. Our data driven root cause process focused on examining various...

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    A State Profile of Efforts to Create Culturally Responsive Educational Systems: North Carolina

    1/24/09 - Elizabeth Kozleski, Amanda Sullivan, Equity Alliance at ASU

    This State Profile provides a snapshot of North Carolina's efforts to address the disproportionate representation of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in special education.

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    A State Profile of Efforts to Create Culturally Responsive Educational Systems: Ohio

    1/9/10 - Elizabeth Kozleski, Amanda Sullivan, Miranda Kucera, Equity Alliance at ASU

    This State Profile provides a snapshot of Ohio's efforts to address the disproportionate representation of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in special education.

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    A State Profile of Efforts to Create Culturally Responsive Educational Systems: Tennessee

    1/24/09 - Elizabeth Kozleski, Amanda Sullivan, Federico Waitoller, Equity Alliance at ASU

    This State Profile provides a snapshot of Tennessee's efforts to address the disproportionate representation of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in special education.

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    A State Profile of Efforts to Create Culturally Responsive Educational Systems: Wisconsin

    1/5/09 - Elizabeth Kozleski, Amanda Sullivan, Federico Waitoller, Equity Alliance at ASU

    This State Profile provides a snapshot of Wisconsin's efforts to address the disproportionate representation of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in special education.

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    Disproportionate Representation of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in Special Education: An Orientation for Parents

    1/6/09 - JoEtta Gonzales, Elaine Mulligan

    This presentation addresses three questions: What is the nature of disproportionate representation in our nation’s schools?What are parents’ legal rights for preventing inappropriate placement ? What are some resources and guidelines that parents and students can access to help prevent inappropriate placement?

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    Frederick County Public Schools Culturally Responsive Student Services Team Reference Guide

    1/1/11 - Frederick County Public Schools Disproportionality Committee , Equity Alliance at ASU

    The guide is designed to be a quick reference for students services teams in order to prevent/and or reduce the disproportionate representation of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education. This quick reference effectively addresses the processes under which culturally responsive student services team operate. The guide should be used by student services teams as they engage in problem solving techniques to meet the academic and /or behavioral needs of students in...

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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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    Addressing Promises and Challenges of Response to Intervention Models for ELLs

    1/13/09 - Artiles, Alfredo J.

    This presentation outlines trends in ELL placement in special education, gives an overview of RTI issues with ELLs, and provides ideas for future directions.

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    Addressing Students Mental Health Needs through Equity-Grounded Early Intervening Services

    1/13/09 - Federico Waitoller, Kathleen A. King, Elizabeth B. Kozleski

    Presentation designed to give an overview of Early Intervening and Its Connection to Disproportionality, Tensions in the Field of EBD, Emerging Early Intervening Practices, Limitations of Early Intervening Practices and Equity-Grounded Early Intervening Services

  • Cambodian Invisibility: Students Lost between the "Achievement Gap" and the "Model Minority"

    1/1/08 - Wallitt, Roberta

    This article discusses one aspect of a research study that explored the school experiences of Cambodian American students. Due to their invisibility in the school setting and also in the literature on school reform, these children from refugee families are often overlooked as schools attempt to "close the achievement gap." Through their own words, the young people provide insight as to why the schools are so ineffective in educating them, resulting in disproportionate dropout rates and...

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