Middle School Success for Students with Disabilities

posted Mar 25, 2014, 1:48 PM by Michelle Grimms   [ updated Mar 27, 2014, 7:12 AM by Unknown user ]

Below are examples of middle schools implementing PBIS who are showing improvements in the equitable distribution of office discipline referrals (ODRs) and out of school suspensions (OSSs) between students with and without disabilities.

Students with disabilities at Chute Middle School in Evanston CCSD 65 have had a 78% decrease in OSSs and a 9% decrease in ODRs from 2010-11 to 2012-13. Data from this school indicate a steady improvement in the risk ratio over three years, meaning students with disabilities are becoming more equally represented in discipline data.

Examination of the risk ratios for students in two Danville CCSD 118 middle schools found that students with disabilities were less likely than students without a disability to receive an ODR or OSS in 2012-13.  This lower risk for ODRs and OSSs means students with disabilities are spending more time in the classroom instructional setting.

Wauconda Middle School in Wauconda CUSD 118 had zero OSSs for students with disabilities for the last three years.  The rate of ODRs for students with disabilities decreased 95% from 2010-11 to 2012-13.