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ERIC Number: ED271544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-May
Pages: 729
Abstractor: N/A
Elementary and Secondary Schools Civil Rights Survey, 1984. State Summaries.
DBS Corp., Arlington, VA.; Opportunity Systems, Inc., Washington, DC.
This 1984 survey was conducted to obtain data on the characteristics of public school students in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The 3,510 school districts selected to participate were statistically sampled from approximately 16,000 U.S. school districts, and the schools within the selected districts were subsampled: (1) all special education, vocational, and disciplinary schools, and (2) a statistical sample of remaining schools. The state summaries of data are divided into seven statistical tables. Two lines of data are presented for each state: actual reported, computed by aggregating the district level from each state (Tables B-G), and projected data, computed from the reported data using sampling weights for each district (Table A). The data are summarized by Office of Civil Rights client populations--American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; Hispanic; Black; White; male; and female. Table A (projected) and Table B (reported) present state-by-state summaries in the following areas: enrollment; suspensions; corporal punishment; gifted-talented; educable mentally retarded (EMR); trainable mentally retarded (TMR); speech impaired; seriously emotionally disturbed; specific learning disability (data on students with limited English proficiency given in these five areas of special education only); bilingual programs (not broken down by sex); and graduates. Special education is further subdivided by children: awaiting evaluation; identified as requiring special education; and receiving special education either in the school district or in a nondistrict facility. Also provided is enrollment by sex in both single-sex and mixed-sex classes for: home economics; industrial arts; and physical education in grades 7-9. Full-time and part-time projected enrollment data is given in these areas of special education: EMR; TMR; hard of hearing; deaf; speech impaired; visually handicapped; seriously emotionally disturbed; orthopedically impaired; other health impaired; specific learning disability; deaf-blind; and multihandicapped programs. Table B additionally presents classroom data by race/ethnicity. Table C examines school desegregation. Tables D, E, and F examine minority/non-minority participation in various programs or activities (suspensions and corporal punishment, gifted/talented, and special education). Table G presents the amount of time students and schools reportedly spent in special education programs. Appendices include the survey instruments, and an explanation of the creation of the District Universe File. (FAC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: DBS Corp., Arlington, VA.; Opportunity Systems, Inc., Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A