Disproportionality and Equity
OSEP to Host National Summit on Attract, Prepare, Retain on October 27-29, 2020
The 2020 OSEP Summit is an opportunity to bring together various stakeholders to explore potential strategies and innovative approaches to address this critical need. The virtual event will be held over three days and participants may register for each event individually or attend all three. Additional information and registration can be found on the 2020 OSEP Summit Webpage.
Resources from the Federal Department of Education
Replacing a virtual conference, there will be three symposia held, each with three components. The first component will be pre-work materials posted online by OSEP prior to the event. The second component is a two-hour event that will be a combination of live and pre-taped presentations. The third component will begin one week following the event, when participants will have the opportunity to engage in one or more discussion groups related to the Symposium topic. Virtual Symposia are available to all grantees.
Equity in IDEA - Webinar Series
The IDEA Data Center (IDC)
This page lists resources developed by IDC and IDC partners on the topic of disproportionality, including white papers, presentations, rubrics and other tools.
Center for IDEA Fiscal Reporting (CIFR)
The Center for Parent Information and Resources serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.
Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA)
This page contains links to innovative resources to prevent, reduce, and ultimately eliminate expulsion and suspension practices in early learning settings.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Center
This page of the PBIS Center gives up-to-date resources on disproportionality and behavior. Included on the page are PBIS Practice Guides, Evaluation Briefs, and Presentations.
Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT)
Trusting Family Partnerships contribute to positive student outcomes when family members and school staff have respectful, mutually beneficial relationships with shared responsibility for student learning; when family members have options for meaningful involvement in their children’s education and in the life of the school; and the school responds to family interests and involvement in a culturally responsive manner.
National Center on Intensive Interventions (NCII)
This collection of research articles and briefs contains valuable information on intensive interventions from a variety of sources.
According to research published in Exceptional Children, IRIS was among only a handful of sites to receive top ratings for both levels of trust and quality of evidence. Click the link to find a wealth of topical resources.
Collaboration for Effective Educator Development Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR)
This paper features an innovation configuration (IC) matrix that can guide teacher preparation professionals in the development of appropriate culturally responsive teaching (CRT) content.
National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT)
NTACT is charged with assisting stakeholders in implementing evidence-based and promising practices and predictors that promote positive post-school outcomes for all students with disabilities. Throughout the website and other resources from NTACT, effective practices and predictors have been evaluated regarding the amount, type, and quality of the research conducted, and is labeled as (a) evidence-based, (b) research-based, or (c) promising.