ERIC Number: EJ766658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
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Suspension, Race, and Disability: Analysis of Statewide Practices and Reporting
Krezmien, Michael P.; Leone, Peter E.; Achilles, Georgianna M.
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, v14 n4 p217-226 Win 2006
This analysis of statewide suspension data from 1995 to 2003 in Maryland investigated disproportionate suspensions of minority students and students with disabilities. We found substantial increases in over-all rates of suspensions from 1995 to 2003, as well as disproportionate rates of suspensions for African American students, American Indian students, and students with disabilities. The odds ratios for suspension increased for African American students and American Indian students from 1995 to 2003. The odds ratios for students with disabilities varied by disability category and by race. For most disability categories, students with disabilities had higher odds ratios than students without disabilities. Students with emotional and behavioral disorders had the highest odds ratios for suspensions, especially for African American students. Findings from this investigation are discussed and recommendations are provided for practice and future research.
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Suspension, Behavior Disorders, Disabilities, American Indians, African American Students, Academic Achievement, Race, Emotional Disturbances
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland
IES Cited: ED544799