Disproportionality occurs when students from a particular racial/ethnic group are notably over-represented or under-represented as compared to the overall student population.

Federal law requires each state to collect and examine data to determine if students, based on race and ethnicity, are

  1. disproportional identification for special education services
  2. disproportionate placement of children in particular educational settings
  3. disproportional discipline (including suspension and expulsion)

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