ERIC Number: EJ780525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Issues regarding In-School Suspensions and High School Students with Disabilities
Dickinson, Mark C.; Miller, Ted L.
American Secondary Education, v35 n1 p72-83 Fall 2006
This paper examined the effectiveness of in-school suspension (ISS) with high-school students who are protected under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The accepted purpose of ISS is to remove disruptive students from the classroom, thus giving these students the benefit of remaining in school where they can continue to work on assignments. This paper examined the merits of ISS and the legal issues involved in using in-school and out-of-school suspension for children with disabilities. The paper cautioned that the implementation of the re-authorized IDEA may lead to necessary changes in the procedural aspects of ISS. Considerations for improving the effectiveness of ISS Programs for students with disabilities are offered.
Descriptors: Legal Responsibility, Compliance (Legal), Suspension, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Problems, Disabilities, High School Students, Program Effectiveness, Student Rights
Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Education. 229 Dwight Schar Building, 401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805. Tel: 419-289-5273; Web site: http://www3.ashland.edu/ase
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act