Significant Disproportionality Regulations: Public Feedback on New Calculation Procedures

In accordance with the Significant Disproportionality Regulations, the State must get stakeholder input in setting the cell size, n-size, and risk threshold in 14 areas. A PowerPoint presenting the key components of these regulations and a preliminary run of the data can be found at

We understand that this is a complex topic but your input in this process is important to the States implementation of the Significant Disproportionality Regulations. After reviewing the information in the PowerPoint, please answer the questions to be best of your abilities; select the most appropriate cell size, N-size, and risk threshold for each the 14 areas analyzed for Significant Disproportionality.

We understand that this is a complex topic but your input in this process is important to the States implementation of the Significant Disproportionality Regulations. After reviewing the information in the PowerPoint, please answer the questions to be best of your abilities; select the most appropriate cell size, N-size, and risk threshold for each the 14 areas analyzed for Significant Disproportionality.

Thank you for your input

This area looks at the risk of a racial/ethnic group being identified for special education compared to all other racial/ethnic groups in a district. How likely is a white student in the district will be placed in to special education services compared to all other students of non-white races?

What cell size would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for overall Identification (all disabilities)?

0 - no minimum cell size

5 - A district would need to have at least 5 students in the numerator

10 - A district would need to have at least 10 students in the numerator

What N size would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for overall Identification (all disabilities)?

30 - A district would have at least 30 students in the denominator

20 - A district would have at least 20 students in the denominator

15 - A district would have at least 15 students in the denominator

What risk threshold would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for overall Identification (all disabilities)?

4

3.5

3

2.5

2

The State is required to examine six disability categories: autism, other health impaired, emotional disturbance, intellectual disabilities, specific learning disabilities, speech language impairments.

What cell size would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the disability category of Autism?

0 - no minimum cell size

5 - A district would need to have at least 5 students in the numerator

10 - A district would need to have at least 10 students in the numerator

What N size would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the disability category of Autism?

30 - A district would have at least 30 students in the denominator

20 - A district would have at least 20 students in the denominator

15 - A district would have at least 15 students in the denominator

What risk threshold would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the disability category of Autism?

4

3.5

3

2.5

2

What cell size would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the disability category of Intellectual Disabilities?

0 - no minimum cell size

5 - A district would need to have at least 5 students in the numerator

10 - A district would need to have at least 10 students in the numerator

What N size would you recommend when risk ratios are for ran the disability category of Intellectual Disabilities?

30 - A district would have at least 30 students in the denominator

20 - A district would have at least 20 students in the denominator

15 - A district would have at least 15 students in the denominator

What risk threshold would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the disability category of Intellectual Disabilities?

4

3.5

3

2.5

2

What cell size would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the disability category of Emotional Disturbance?

0 - no minimum cell size

5 - A district would need to have at least 5 students in the numerator

10 - A district would need to have at least 10 students in the numerator

What N size would you recommend when risk ratios are ran the for disability category of Emotional Disturbance?

30 - A district would have at least 30 students in the denominator

20 - A district would have at least 20 students in the denominator

15 - A district would have at least 15 students in the denominator

What risk threshold would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the disability category of Emotional Disturbance?

4

3.5

3

2.5

2

What cell size would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the disability category of Specific Learning Disability?

0 - no minimum cell size

5 - A district would need to have at least 5 students in the numerator

10 - A district would need to have at least 10 students in the numerator

What N size would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the disability category of Specific Learning Disability?

30 - A district would have at least 30 students in the denominator

20 - A district would have at least 20 students in the denominator

15 - A district would have at least 15 students in the denominator

What risk threshold would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the disability category of Specific Learning Disability?

4

3.5

3

2.5

2

What cell size would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the disability category of Speech Language Impairment?

0 - no minimum cell size

5 - A district would need to have at least 5 students in the numerator

10 - A district would need to have at least 10 students in the numerator

What N size would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the disability category of Speech Language Impairment?

30 - A district would have at least 30 students in the denominator

20 - A district would have at least 20 students in the denominator

15 - A district would have at least 15 students in the denominator

What risk threshold would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the disability category of Speech Language Impairment?

4

3.5

3

2.5

2

What cell size would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the disability category of Other Health Impaired?

0 - no minimum cell size

5 - A district would need to have at least 5 students in the numerator

10 - A district would need to have at least 10 students in the numerator

What N size would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the disability category of Other Health Impaired?

30 - A district would have at least 30 students in the denominator

20 - A district would have at least 20 students in the denominator

15 - A district would have at least 15 students in the denominator

What risk threshold would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the disability category of Other Health Impaired?

4

3.5

3

2.5

2

This area looks at the risk of a racial/ethnic group being served in two specific educational placement; Less than 40% of the day in the regular classroom and separate schools.

What cell size would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the educational placement category of less than 40% of the day in the regular classroom?

0 - no minimum cell size

5 - A district would need to have at least 5 students in the numerator

10 - A district would need to have at least 10 students in the numerator

What N size would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the educational placement category of less than 40% of the day in the regular classroom?

30 - A district would have at least 30 students in the denominator

20 - A district would have at least 20 students in the denominator

15 - A district would have at least 15 students in the denominator

What risk threshold would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the educational placement category of less than 40% of the day in the regular classroom?

4

3.5

3

2.5

2

What cell size would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the educational placement category of separate school?

0 - no minimum cell size

5 - A district would need to have at least 5 students in the numerator

10 - A district would need to have at least 10 students in the numerator

What N size would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the educational placement category of separate school?

30 - A district would have at least 30 students in the denominator

20 - A district would have at least 20 students in the denominator

15 - A district would have at least 15 students in the denominator

What risk threshold would you recommend when risk ratios are ran for the educational placement category of separate school?

4

3.5

3

2.5

2