ERIC Number: ED215435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan-26
Reference Count: N/A
Study of ESAA Funded Programs to Reduce Disproportionate Disciplinary Actions against Minority Students. Technical Report.
J W K International Corp., Annandale, VA.
To evaluate a program funded under the Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA) to reduce disproportionate disciplinary actions against minority students, researchers selected 15 of the 78 school districts receiving such ESAA funding and examined the reliability and validity of district data on disciplinary actions, described the ESAA programs, assessed the programs' overall value, and identified the attributes of the more successful programs. Data were gathered through one-week site visits that included program observation, data and recordkeeping reviews, and interviews with 92 central office staffers and 199 school staff members. The 15 schools covered grade levels 5-12 and represented a variety of geographic regions, socioeconomic levels, enrollment patterns, and minority groups. Variables examined included the percentage of minority students and staff, residential location, disciplinary code, administrative methods, and staff development activities as well as ESAA programs' duration, conceptual models, facilities, staffing, and services. The researchers identified fifteen conclusions and made four recommendations, including defining disproportionate minority disciplinary actions, developing a national system for classifying and recording disciplinary actions and a model for eliminating disciplinary discrimination, and establishing requirements for federally funded disciplinary programs. Five appendices present a glossary, ESAA program data and descriptions, interview schedules, and sample discipline reporting forms. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Program Evaluation (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: J W K International Corp., Annandale, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Emergency School Aid Act 1972