ERIC Number: ED235259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-14
Reference Count: 0
Correlation of Quantitative Suspension Data; Case Studies of Outliers.
Heid, Camilla Ann
This paper analyzes data from 12 of 20 studies conducted by Special Student Concerns Projects; the projects were designed to eliminate the disproportionate number of disciplinary actions involving minority group students in schools that were in the process of desegregating. The statistical approach to the quantitative suspension data used in this study involved the correlation of the GINI Index of Dissimilarity with the total population, percent of the black population, percent of student suspensions, and percent of black suspensions as well as the correlations of the percent of the black population with the percent of black suspensions and the percent of student suspensions. Finally, the research procedure involved an analysis of the "outliers" using the case study method. It is concluded that to help reduce disproportionate minority suspensions, special attention should be given to the cooperative and open development of a set of behavioral expectations. The paper states that minority and majority parents, students, teachers, and administrators must agree concerning the behavior of students in school, and the rules must be uniformly enforced by all staff members. (CMG)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: GINI Index of Dissimilarity; Special Student Concerns Projects
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 11-15, 1983). Charts may not reproduce clearly.