Are You Concerned About Disproportionate Rates of Minority Students in Special Education?

In February, the Department of Education announced its intent to delay a regulation about the disproportionate rates of minority students in IDEA identification, placement, and discipline. The regulation seeks to have states use a standard way to identify significant disproportionality. States presently use different formulas, resulting in only 2% of school districts reporting any significant disproportionality. Do you believe significant disproportionality is a problem in your school district or state? Are you involved in your state’s process to identify significant disproportionality? If so, please contact Acosta@thearc.org.