Indicator 4: Suspension/Explusion

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Definition

Rates of suspension and expulsion:
  • 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; and

  • 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; 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 safeguard.

Snapshot Summary

ISBE defines ‘significant discrepancy’ a suspension/ expulsion rate greater than the State Suspension/Expulsion Rate plus one standard deviation for 3 consecutive years. This indicator is looking at significant discrepancy of treatment for students with IEPs related to race/ ethnicity. The plan was for 4A to be at 5% and 4B to be at 0% in 2012. Both of these targets were met with 4A being at 2.4% and 4B at 0%. This has also been a national issue that has received much public attention within the last few years.


Investigative Questions

  • How can the district identify multiple options for student learning and school success?