Disproportionality and Equity

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Resources from the Federal Department of Education

Symposia Series

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

Webinar 1:  Significant Disproportionality 101 - Equity in IDEA: Contents of the Final Rule - 2017

Webinar 2: Significant Disproportionality 201 - Equity in IDEA: Implementing the Final Rule

Resource Documents

The IDEA Data Center (IDC)

Resources on Disproportionality

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)

This page contains information on CEIS and related requirements.

Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)


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)

Reducing Early Childhood Expulsion and suspension Resources

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

Equity and PBIS

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.

National Center on Intensive Interventions (NCII)

NCII builds the capacity of state and local education agencies, universities, practitioners, and other stakeholders to support implementation of intensive intervention in literacy, mathematics, and behavior for students with severe and persistent learning and/or behavioral needs. NCII’s approach to intensive intervention is data-based individualization (DBI).


IRIS Resource Locator

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)

Innovation Configuration on Culturally Responsive Teaching

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.