Posted: Fri, 03/02/2012 - 12:58pm Updated: Tue, 07/09/2019 - 12:07pm

Indicators 9 and 10 are Compliance Indicators.

Definitions

Indicator 9: Percent of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in special education and related services that is the result of inappropriate identification. (20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)©)

Indiana defines disproportionate representation (or disproportionality) of racial and ethnic groups in special education and related services as a risk ratio greater than 2.0 in special education and related services for three consecutive years. Sample size (“N”) is set at a minimum of 15 students in a given population.

Indicator 10: Percent of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in specific disability categories that is the result of inappropriate identification. (20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(C))

Indiana defines disproportionate representation (or disproportionality) of racial and ethnic groups in specific disability categories as a risk ration greater than 2.0 in special education and related services for three consecutive years. Sample size (“N”) is set at a minimum of 15 students in a given population.

Measurements

Indicator 9: Percent = [(# of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in special education and related services that is the result of inappropriate identification) ÷ (# of districts in the State)] x 100. A district is determined as having disproportionate representation 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 LEA to the risk index of all races/ethnicities of students with disabilities in the LEA for overall disability. 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.

Indicator 10: Percent = [(# of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in specific disability categories that is the result of inappropriate identification) ÷ (# of districts in the State)] x 100. A district is determined as having disproportionate representation 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 each specific disability category in the LEA to the risk index of all races/ ethnicities of students with disabilities in the LEA for overall disability. The threshold value of compliance is 2.0 and the N size is 15 for two years in a row. The six disability categories monitored are CD, ED, SLD, LSI, OHI and AUT. 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-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 Indicators 9 and 10: