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  1. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Wisconsin’s vision for racial equity in education

  2. Objectives Understand the intersections of race and disability in Wisconsin’s educational context Understand Wisconsin’s framework for addressing race in education Understand how Wisconsin evaluates projects related to racial equity Take-away detailed information to design full or partial projects Anything else?

  3. Wisconsin student demographics ….taught by an overwhelmingly white and female teaching force

  4. Racial disproportionality in education Academic achievement Discipline Special education

  5. Wisconsin’s framework for addressing race in education Department of Public Instruction Cooperative Educational Service Agencies School Districts Two- and four-year colleges and universities Community-based organizations

  6. Current initiatives Federal mandates through special education law Technical assistance (beginning in 2005) Annual institute on disproportionality (beginning in 2005) Mini-grants to school districts (2006, 2009) Demonstration grants (beginning in 2007) Practice grants (beginning in 2007) Statewide systems-change initiative (beginning in 2008)

  7. Federal special education law • 3/20 Indicators focus on disproportionality: • Suspension/expulsion (Indicator 4B) • Prevalence in special education (Indicator 9) • Prevalence in specific disability categories (Indicator 10) • Required use of 15% of funds in general education to address disproportionality in special education (Significant disproportionality)

  8. District Level Technical Assistance Review of Policies, Practices and Procedures Data Analysis Hypothesis Development Development of Improvement Plans District Liaison

  9. The 2005-2009 Summer Institutes on Addressing Disproportionality Technical Assistance Data Analysis Improvement Plan Development

  10. Mini-Grants (FY 06 – FY 07) Small competitive grants Awarded to districts and consortia of districts identified as having ‘Significant Disproportionality’ Funded product, process, or tool that could be replicated Grant summaries online at http://www.dpi.wi.gov/sped/spp-disp.html

  11. Demonstration Grants (FY 07 – Ongoing) Medium competitive grants Awards to districts and consortia of districts identified as having ‘Significant Disproportionality’ Funds institutionalization and replication of data-based, successful project, process, or tool Grant summaries online at http://www.dpi.wi.gov/sped/spp-disp.html

  12. Project Grants(FY 06 - Ongoing) • Small to medium noncompetitive grants or contracts • Awards to experts • Funds develop tools or products based on need of Wisconsin educators • Examples of Project Grants • Racial Disparity in Special Education: District Profile Workbook • Guiding Questions: Differentiating Disordered Behavior from Cultural Mismatch • Culturally Responsive Practices in Schools: Checklist to address disproportionality

  13. Systems-Change Initiative (FY 09 – Ongoing) Large noncompetitive grant Award to Cooperative Education Services Agencies Funds implement projects to address disproportionality and racial equity www.createwisconsin.net

  14. Reflections On being black and female On being white and female Specific project successes and challenges Recommendations

  15. For More Information: WDPI Special Education Team’s Disproportionality Webpage: http://www.dpi.wi.gov/sped/spp-disp.html Donna Hart-Tervalon, Ph.D. Chairperson, Disproportionality Workgroup donna.hart-tervalon@dpi.wi.gov Courtney Reed JenkinsChairperson, Disproportionality Workgroupcourtney.jenkins@dpi.wi.gov

  16. Discussion