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ERIC Number: ED083286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 39
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Study of School Suspensions, 1971-1972.
Binkley, Ed; And Others
To obtain information regarding selected characteristics of suspended students in the Metropolitan Nashville Schools during 1971-72, a 17-item questionnaire was sent to principals of the various schools, of which 2,246 answers were used in the data analysis. The results of the analysis are tabulated and discussed in relation to each item. In summary, the data showed that: most of the suspended students were still attending the same school; most causes for suspension were either attendance-related or behavior-related; incidents leading to suspension occurred in classrooms, hallways, restrooms, and school grounds; most cases did not involve legal measures; the frequency of problems varied according to the grade level group (K-6, 7-9, 10-12); the majority of the students had not repeated a grade; the majority were passing most or all of their subjects; the majority had little or no meaningful extracurricular involvement in the school program; the vast majority had never been transferred as a means of improving school adjustment; transferring students was somewhat effective in about half of the transferred cases; a majority of the students were ranked in the bottom three stanines with respect to reading and mathematics achievement; approximately 40% were ranked in the bottom three standines with respect to academic aptitude; the behavior of about half had improved greatly; and the majority of the students were in grades 7-9. Appendixes provide: Summary of Student Information File; Frequency of Responses Grouped by Grade Level, Race, and Sex; Questionnaire Cover Letter; and Student Suspension Questionnaire. (For related document, see TM003 250.) (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Nashville - Davidson County Metropolitan Public Schools, TN.