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Disproportionality

refers to the “overrepresentation” and “underrepresentation” of a particular demographic group in special education programs relative to the presence of this group in the overall student population.

 

If you would like information about how SPAN is addressing Disproportionality in school districts in New Jersey, please contact The START Project Director, Karen Antone at kantone@spannj.org

 

Resources

Moving your Numbers: Parent Guide- Examines how school districts increase the performance of students with disabilities as part of whole-district reform efforts

Disproportionality of Minorities in Special Education- This video gives some specific statistics of over and under-representation of minority groups in special education

Addressinging Over-Representation of African American Students in Special Education

Truth in Labeling: Disproportionality in Special Education

US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs: Questions and Answers on Disproportionality

US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs: Disproportionality and Over-Identification

Regional Resource Center Program: Resources to Address Disproportionality

 

 

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