The Network meets federal requirements related to racial disproportionality in special education (Indicators #4B, #9, and #10 and the separate, but related, requirements related to significant disproportionality) and provides a system for improving student outcomes through:

  • Identifying annually LEAs that meet Wisconsin’s criteria for Indicators #4B, #9, #10, and significant disproportionality;
  • Monitoring related compliance of identified LEAs; and
  • Offering targeted technical assistance and providing professional development and web-based resources

The levels of support offered by the Network are for the purposes of achieving improved educational outcomes for children with disabilities in Wisconsin through a review of and to transform district practices, policies and procedures. 

Indicator #4: Rates of suspension and expulsion: Percent of districts that have: (a) a significant discrepancy, by race or ethnicity, in the rate of suspensions and expulsions of greater than 10 days in a school year for children with IEPs; and (b) policies, procedures or practices that contribute to the significant discrepancy and do not comply with requirements relating to the development and implementation of IEPs, the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports, and procedural safeguards.

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 #4Indicator #9 and Indicator #10 of the Wisconsin State Performance Plan.