B-9 Disproportionate Representation in Special Education

B-9 Data Information

What is B-9?

Disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in special education that is the result of inappropriate identification.

Where can I find my data?

MSDS
and monitoring data from CIMS

When was the data collected?

Findings of noncompliance are based on data from FFY 2013 and FFY 2014 (data collected between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2015)  and 2015-16 monitoring results from Cycle 2.

What is the target?

0%

General Resources


 

Additional Information About B-9

  • APR Definition: Percent of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in special education and related services that is the result of inappropriate identification. (20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(C))
  • Calculation: [(# of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in special education and related services that is the result of inappropriate identification) divided by the (# of districts in the State)] times 100
  • Calculation Notes: The Office of Special Education used a weighted risk ratio (WRR) to calculate disproportionate representation for a school district when the district’s population reflected the same racial/ethnic distribution as that of the state.

    A risk ratio (RR) was used instead of a WRR to determine disproportionate representation when the racial/ethnic distribution of the district’s student population varied significantly from the state racial/ethnic distribution. This ratio was more appropriate, because it compared identification rates by race/ethnicity with the district’s student population.

    An alternate risk ratio (ARR) was used to determine disproportionate representation for a particular racial/ethnic subgroup when there were fewer than 10 students with disabilities in all other racial/ethnic sub-groups (disability comparison subgroup). The OSE-EIS recognized that it was not appropriate to forego use of the ARR in favor of the RR.

    Procedures for Calculation of Local Educational Agency (LEA) Disproportionate Representation was refined to provide greater clarity about the use of the WRR, RR and ARR.