Posted: Tue, 02/28/2012 - 3:09pm Updated: Wed, 11/16/2016 - 11:31am

Indicators 4A and 4B are Performance Indicators.

Definition

Indicator 4A: 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. (20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(A); 1412(a)(22))

Indicator 4B: Rates of suspension and expulsion: 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 Individualized Education Programs (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 safeguards. (20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(A); 1412(a)(22))

Measurement

Indicator 4A: Percent = [(# of districts that have a significant discrepancy in the rates of suspensions and expulsions for greater than 10 days in a school year of children with IEPs) ÷ (# of districts in the State)] x 100. A district is determined as having significant discrepancy if their relative risk ratio and their N size exceed a set of threshold values. The relative risk ratio is computed as a ratio of the risk index of all students with disabilities in the LEA to the risk index of all students with disabilities combined in the state for out-of-school suspension/expulsion totaling more than 10 days. The threshold value for compliance is 2.0 and the N size is 15 for two years in a row.

Indicator 4B: Percent = [(# of districts that have: (a) a significant discrepancy, by race or ethnicity, in the rates of suspensions and expulsions of greater than 10 days in a school year of 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 safeguards) ÷ (# of districts in the State)] x100. A district is determined as having significant discrepancy if their relative risk ratio and their N size exceed a set of threshold values. The relative risk ratio is computed as a ratio of the risk index of a race/ethnicity of students with disabilities in the LEA to the risk index of all races/ethnicities of students with disabilities in the LEA for out-of-school suspension/expulsion totaling more than 10 days. The threshold value of compliance is 2.0 and the N size is 15 for two years in a row. Race/Ethnicities include: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Hispanic, African American, White, Multiracial, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

Monitoring Timelines

  • Data: Collected through the DOE-ES (Expulsion and Suspension) report February 1 through August 1 and through the DOE-SE (Special Education) report December 1.
  • Verification: If necessary, the IDOE may verify data with the LEA in May.
  • Findings of Noncompliance: Issued in November
  • Corrective Action Plan: Due approximately 60 days after findings are issued

Information and Guidance

Indiana Resource Network

The following Resource Centers provide assistance and information with areas that affect Indicator 4: