Submitted by Anthony Brisson, Technical Assistance Provider

In 2013-14, there were 64 schools in three cohorts of the SPDG. One of the targeted outcomes for the SPDG is to have a proportionate representation of minority students with ODRs (office discipline referrals; only major referrals are counted). The SPDG Internal Data Team analyzed the PBIS Assessments to identify patterns and trends within each of the cohorts. Technical Assistance Providers received specific training on the triangulation of SWIS Data and other PBIS Assessments to help identify focus areas for improvement and were given procedural guides and tools to help with the necessary in-district technical assistance to address problems of practice.

In 2013, only 27% of the schools (9 of 34) met benchmark, but in 2014, 51% of the schools (22 of 43) had proportionate minority representation with ODRs.

2013

12.c. Performance Measure Measure Type Quantitative Data
The % of CT SPDG participating schools with a proportionate representation of students of color with ODRs (majors only). Project Target Actual Performance Data
Raw Number Ratio % Raw Number Ratio %
/ 50% 9/34 27%

2014

12.c. Performance Measure Measure Type Quantitative Data
The % of CT SPDG participating schools with a proportionate representation of students of color with ODRs (majors only). Project Target Actual Performance Data
Raw Number Ratio % Raw Number Ratio %
/ 60% 22/43 51%

Performance Measure 12.c: This measure seeks to determine if CT SPDG schools have a proportionate representation of minority students with ODRs (majors only). For the purposes of this measure, minority students are defined by the SWIS racial categories of Black, Hispanic, and Multi-Racial. Proportionate representation is defined to occur when the percentage of ODRs that are received by minority students is equal to or lower than the percentage of all students that are minority, within a 3 percentage point margin of error. In other words, if minority students comprise 25% of the student population, they should represent no more than 28% of the ODRs issued within a given school year. As is shown in the following table, 22 of 43 (51.2%) CT SPDG schools with available data demonstrated a proportionate representation of minority students with ODRs, slightly below the target of 60%. The 2016 APR target is also 60%.

PM 12.c: Schools with a Proportionate Representation of Students of Color with ODRs in 2013-14

Cohort # of schools # of schools with PM 12.c data # of schools with proportionate minority representation
Cohort 1 (3rd year of CT SPDG) 19 12 4(33%)
Cohort 2 (2nd year of CT SPDG) 28 22 14(64%)
Cohort 3 (1st year of CT SPDG) 17 9 4(44%)
Total 64 43 22(51%)

Published: June 26, 2015