Overview of the Annual Performance Report Development:

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

 

Monitoring Priority: Disproportionality

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)(C))

Measurement:

Percent = # of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in special education and related services 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 special education and related services 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 in special education with the percent of total enrollment of all other race/ethnic groups in special education 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 enrolled in district on 12/1/04; and
  • Either:
  • Both the relative risk ratio and weighted relative risk ratio for any minority group is 2.5 or higher; or
  • All students with disabilities in special education are of only one minority group regardless of the size of the relative risk ratio and weighted relative risk ratio.

 

 

FFY

Measurable and Rigorous Target

 

2005

(2005-06)

The percent of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in special education and related services that is the result of inappropriate identification 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: