WI State Performance Plan (SPP), Indicators #9 and #10

Annual Monitoring

Disproportionality in Special Education

Indicator 9: Percent of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in special education and related services that is the result of inappropriate identification.

Indicator 10: Percent of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in specific disability categories that is the result of inappropriate identification.

For more detailed information regarding these indicators, please review Indicator #9 and Indicator #10 of the State Performance Plan.

Wisconsin has developed an Integrated Monitoring System (IMS) that incorporates the most effective elements of continuous improvement and focused monitoring as described by OSEP. The purpose of this new system is to achieve positive results for children with disabilities in Wisconsin while ensuring continued procedural compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.

The purpose of the Disproportionality Workgroup is to address statewide concerns regarding the disproportionate numbers of students of color who may be inappropriately referred to and placed in special education and to increase state, regional, and local capacity to address issues of disproportionality.

Data - District Profiles

 

Major Goals

  1. To improve the quality of education statewide for all students including students with disabilities, students of color, and students living in poverty;
  2. To increase our internal capacity to address statewide concerns relative to the disproportionate number of students of color referred and placed in special education; and
  3. To address disproportionality as an educational issue, not just as a special education issue.

Primary Objectives

  • To increase state, regional, and local capacity to address issues of disproportionality;
  • To develop methods and criteria for determining whether there is significant disproportionality at the state and local level; and
  • To develop an effective monitoring process and technical assistance options that will support local school districts with improving outcomes for students.

Ongoing Activities

  • Development of Disproportionality CIFM Monitoring System
  • Development of Technical Assistance Resources
  • Training on Disproportionality Data Analysis
  • Reviewing and Analyzing State and District Policies and Practices

Events

Awards

Luminaria Award

Training and Technical Assistance

For questions about this information, contact Chrishirella Warthen (608) 267-9160, Eva Kubinski (608) 266-2899