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Montgomery: Indicator 4 

Rates of suspensions and expulsions.

Results of Indicator 4A
Percent of districts identified by the State as having a significant discrepancy in the rates of suspensions and expulsions of children with disabilities for greater than 10 days in a school year.

Narrative Description of Indicator

**States were not required to report actual target data for this indicator in the FFY 2008 (2008-2009) APR.
**These data presented are lag data for FFY 2015 (2015-2016) that reflect FFY 2014 (2014-2015) data.

This indicator consists of two parts, 4A and 4B.  

  • 4A - Percent of districts identified by the State as having a significant discrepancy in the rates of suspensions and expulsions of children with disabilities for greater than 10 days in a school year.
  • 4B - Percent of districts identified by the State as having a significant discrepancy in the rates of suspensions and expulsions of greater than 10 days in a school year of children with disabilities by race and ethnicity and policies, procedures or practices that contribute to the significant discrepancy and do not comply with requirements relating to the development and implementation of IEPs, the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports, and procedural safeguards. 
Other Data for this Indicator

View Indicator 4ASuspensions/expulsions of greater than 10 Days of children with disabilities compared to suspensions/expulsions of students without disabilities by Local School System and Public Agency

Maryland identifies local school systems as having a significant discrepancy when the ratio comparing its suspension/expulsion rate for children with disabilities to its suspension/expulsion rate for children without disabilities is greater than 2.0 and the minimum “n” size of 30 is met.  Three (3) of 25 local school systems (12%) were identified as having a significant discrepancy for suspensions/expulsions of greater than 10 days during the 2015-2016 school year.  In addition, eight of the 25 local school systems were excluded because they did not meet the State established minimum “n” size requirement of 30 students with disabilities suspended greater than 10 days.  

Ratio of Suspensions of Students with Disabilities Compared to Nondisabled Students

 LSS

Multiple Suspensions

Single Suspension

Allegany

*

*

Anne Arundel

 

 

Baltimore City

3.10%

2.66%

Baltimore County

2.01%

 

Calvert

*

*

Caroline

*

*

Carroll

*

*

Cecil

*

*

Charles

*

*

Dorchester

*

*

Frederick

*

*

Garrett

*

*

Harford

*

*

Howard

*

*

Kent

*

*

Montgomery

   

Prince George's

4.39%

2.66%

Queen Anne's

*

*

St. Mary's

*

*

Somerset

*

*

Talbot

*

*

Washington

*

*

Wicomico

*

*

Worcester

*

*

* Denotes “not significantly discrepant” 



View Indicator 4B -

Percent of districts that have: (a) a significant discrepancy, by race or ethnicity, in the rate of suspensions and expulsions of greater than 10 days in a school year for children with IEPs; and (b) policies, procedures or practices that contribute to the significant discrepancy and do not comply with requirements relating to the development and implementation of IEPs, the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports, and procedural safeguards

Maryland identifies local school systems as having a significant discrepancy when the ratio comparing its suspension/expulsion rate for students with disabilities by race or ethnicity to its suspension/expulsion rate for nondisabled students is greater than 2.0 and the minimum “n” size of 30 is met.  Three (3) local school systems representing 12.0% of the local school systems in the State has a significant discrepancy by race or ethnicity when comparing the percentage of students with disabilities suspended to the percentage of nondisabled students suspended In all three school systems African American students with disabilities are suspended at a discrepant rate compared to students without disabilities.
 
Ratio of Suspensions of Students with Disabilities by Race Compared to Nondisabled Students
 
 

 LSS

American Indian

Asian

African American

White

Hispanic

Allegany

 *

 *

 *

 *

 *

Anne Arundel

 *

 *

 *

 *

 *

Baltimore City

 *

 *

3.15%

 *

 *

Baltimore County

 *

 *

3.46%

 *

 *

Calvert

 *

 *

 *

 *

 *

Caroline

 *

 *

 *

 *

 *

Carroll

 *

 *

*

 *

 *

Cecil

 *

 *

 *

 *

 *

Charles

 *

 *

 *

 *

 *

Dorchester

 *

 *

 *

 *

 *

Frederick

 *

 *

 *

 *

 *

Garrett

 *

 *

 *

 *

 *

Harford

 *

 *

 *

 *

 *

Howard

 *

 *

 *

 *

 *

Kent

 *

 *

 *

 *

 *

Montgomery

 *

 *

 

 *

*

Prince George's

 *

 *

4.87%

 *

 *

Queen Anne's

 *

 *

 *

 *

 *

St. Mary's

 *

 *

 *

 *

 *

Somerset

 *

 *

 *

 *

 *

Talbot

 *

 *

 *

 *

 *

Washington

 *

 *

 *

 *

 *

Wicomico

 *

 *

 *

 *

 *

Worcester

 *

 *

 *

 *

 *

* Denotes “not significantly discrepant”

Local school systems were required to complete a self-review to determine if their policies, procedures and practices relating to the development and implementation of IEPs are appropriate and the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports, and procedural safeguards are in place.  Results of this review were submitted to the MSDE.  The MSDE reviewed this information and determined that these factors did not contribute to the discrepancy in the rates of suspension of students with disabilities by race to the suspension of nondisabled students