Overview of the Annual Performance Report Development:

See Overview of the Development of the Annual Performance Report on page 1.

 

Monitoring Priority: Disproportionality

Indicator #10A:  Percent of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in specific disability categories that are the result of inappropriate identification.

Indicator #10B: Percent of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in particular settings that are the result of inappropriate identification.

(20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(C))

Measurement:

Percent = # of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in specific disability categories that is the result of inappropriate identification divided by # of districts in the State times 100.

Include State’s definition of  “disproportionate representation.”

Describe how the State determined that disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in specific disability categories was the result of inappropriate identification, e.g., monitoring data, review of policies, practices and procedures under 618(d), etc.

NYS Measurement:

NYS will compare the percent of total enrollment of each race/ethnic group that is identified by particular disabilities or percent of each race/ethnic group of students with disabilities that is in particular special education placement categories compared to other race/ethnic groups combined.  For notifications of school districts during the 2005-06 school year based on 2004-05 school year data, the State will use the following definition of “disproportionate representation” and in subsequent years may revise the definition by lowering the relative risk ratio, weighted relative risk ratio as well as the minimum numbers of students:

  • At least 75 students with disabilities enrolled on 12/1/04;

  • A minimum of 30 students (disabled and nondisabled) of particular race/ethnicity enrolled on first Wednesday in October 2004;

  • At least 75 students (disabled and nondisabled) of all other race/ethnicities enrolled on first Wednesday in October 2004;

  • At least 10 students with disabilities of particular race/ethnicity and disability (or placement in particular setting) enrolled in district on 12/1/04; and

  • Either:

  • Both the relative risk ratio and weighted relative risk ratio for any minority group is 4.0 or higher (2.5 or higher for placement in particular setting); or

  • All students with disabilities in a specific disability category (or placement in a particular setting) are of only one minority group regardless of the size of the relative risk ratio and weighted relative risk ratio.

 

The State will evaluate disproportionality in the identification of students by the following particular disabilities: learning disability; emotional disturbance; mental retardation, speech and language impairment; autism; and other health impairment.

 

The State will also evaluate disproportionality in the following special education placement categories: removed from regular classes for less than 20 percent of the school day; removed from regular classes for more than 60 percent of the day; and all separate settings combined.

 

 

 

FFY

Measurable and Rigorous Target

 

2005

(2005-06)

The percent of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in specific disability categories or placements that is the result of inappropriate policies, procedures and/or practices will be 0.

 

The following are not due to be reported until the February 2008 Annual Performance Report.

Actual Target Data for FFY:

Discussion of Improvement Activities Completed and Explanation of Progress or Slippage that occurred for FFY:

Revisions, with Justification, to Proposed Targets/ Improvement Activities/ Timelines/ Resources for FFY: