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Equity Requirements in IDEA

IDEA has three distinct requirements around equity: Disproportionate Representation (SPP/APR indicators B9 and B10), Significant Discrepancy (SPP/APR Indicators B4A and B4B), and Significant Disproportionality. To help clarify the differences and similarities among the three equity requirements, IDC developed this resource to compare and contrast these various equity requirements. The resource details key areas such as methodology, data sources, and reporting considerations for each of the three equity requirements.

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    Equity Requirements in IDEA
  • Published:
    Jul 6, 2021
  • Authors:
    Julie Bollmer, Nancy O'Hara
  • Organizations:
    IDEA Data Center
  • Format:
    Reference Materials
  • Number of Pages:
    13 pages.
  • Topics:
    618 Data, Data Governance, Disproportionality and Success Gaps, Fiscal, Part B
  • Indicators:
    B4 Suspension/Expulsion-Discipline, B9 Disproportionate Representation in Special Education, B10 Disproportionate Representation in Specific Disability Categories
  • Tags:
    Equity, IDC Significant Disproportionality Resources
  • Suggested Citation:

    O’Hara, N., and Bollmer, J. (2020, July). Equity Requirements in IDEA. IDEA Data Center. Rockville, MD: Westat.

For more information about this resource, contact your IDC state liaison.