Elementary Students with Disabilities Experience Success: A District Example

posted Mar 25, 2014, 1:42 PM by Michelle Grimms   [ updated Mar 27, 2014, 7:09 AM by Unknown user ]

An examination of discipline data for five Danville CCSD 118 elementary schools indicated that the rates of office discipline referrals (ODRs) and out of school suspensions (OSSs) decreased for both students with and without disabilities from 2010-11 to 2012-13. Students with disabilities saw a reduction in OSSs by 56%, while students without disabilities had a reduction of 27%. Students with disabilities were, in fact, less likely to be suspended than students without disabilities in 2012-13. This demonstrates evidence of effective behavioral support for students with disabilities, given that the typical rate of suspension experienced by students with disabilities is twice that of non-disabled peers.