Racial Equity in Special Education 2019 reports have been updated based on new requirements for calculation methodologies set forth by the U.S. Department of Education.
In a surprise move two days after we released the reports, the U.S. Department of Education directed all states to recalculate racial disproportionality using a specific methodology. The required methodology (risk ratio) is slightly different than what we used for the May 16 report (weighted risk ratio).
Fortunately, very few district identifications were affected by this updated requirement. Districts with changes in identification status will be personally notified by DPI. All districts have a new report in SAFE based on the updated calculation methodology.