Equity in Student Discipline
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Student Discipline

Equity in Student Discipline

According to state and national data, in many school districts, male students, students of color, and students with disabilities are suspended and expelled more frequently than other students. These trends warrant serious attention from school districts, as well as OSPI, to work toward equitable opportunities and outcomes for each and every student.

OSPI has embarked on a major initiative to address disparities and improve equity in student discipline across Washington state. OSPI is available to help schools and communities use data to identify disparities, implement evidence-based practices that improve equity in discipline while keeping students in school, and protect the civil rights of each student. As this project progresses, OSPI will continue to share resources and tools to assist schools with their student discipline efforts.

Plan: Analyze the data and identify root causes

Do: Decide on a plan and implement

Study: Evaluate and monitor progress

Act: Adjust your plan, if necessary

Need assistance?

Contact the Equity and Civil Rights Office
TTY: 360-664-3631

   Updated 5/18/2015

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