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Indicator 4 - Suspension/Expulsion
Indicator 4A. Percent of districts that have a significant discrepancy in the rate of suspensions and expulsions of greater than 10 days in a school year for children with IEPs for 3 consecutive data collections.
Indicator 4B. Percent of districts that have: (a) a significant discrepancy, by race or ethnicity, in the rate of suspensions and expulsions of greater than 10 days in a school year for children with IEPs for 3 consecutive data collections; and (b) policies, procedures or practices that contribute to the significant discrepancy and do not comply with requirements relating to the development and implementation of IEPs, the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports, and procedural safeguards.
(20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(A); 1412(a)(22))
Indicator 4A. An administrative unit is determined as having a significant discrepancy if its out-of-school suspension/expulsion rate is more than 4 times that of the state rate for 3 consecutive school years.
Indicator 4B. An administrative unit (AU) is determined as having significant discrepancy if 1) 5 or more students of a particular racial category received out-of-school suspension/expulsion for greater than 10 days and that race’s suspension/expulsion rate is more than 4 times of the state’s rate for 3 consecutive school years. Such AU will receive a review of policies, procedures, and practices to determine compliance with requirements relating to the development and implementation of IEPs. Race/Ethnicities examined in Indicator 4B include: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Hispanic, African American, White, Two or more races, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
How is Colorado doing on this indicator?
4A. % of AUs with a significant discrepancy
4B. % of AUs with a significant discrepancy by race/ethnicity
For more information, contact:
Email Miki Imura
Phone: (303) 866-6976
Email Alyssa Ohleyer
Phone: (303) 866-6308
Email Orla Bolger
Phone: (303) 866-6896
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