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Indicators 4A & 4B - Suspension/Expulsion

Posted: Tue, 02/28/2012 - 3:09pm Updated: Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:48am

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.

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.

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

  • Alternative to Suspension and Expulsion
  • New Disproportionality Definitions: A side-by-side comparison of the old and new definitions for Indicators 4, 9, and 10.
  • Measuring Significant Discrepancy: A Technical Assistance Guide for Indicators 4A and 4B by the Data Accountability Center and the US-DOE Office of Special Education Programs.
  • DOE-ES Report and DOE-SE Report layouts and instructions: These are located on the Learning Connection in the "IDOE - Data Collection and Reporting" Community, under the "Files and Bookmarks" tab. The DOE-ES layout is located in the "Expulsions and Suspensions" folder, and the DOE-SE layout is located in the "Special Education" folder.
  • Indicator 4A in the APR (Part B Annual Performance Report): Details about Indiana's statewide results

Indiana Resource Network

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