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FALLING THROUGH THE CRACKS: DISPROPORTIONALITY IN SPECIAL EDUCATION AT ONE SCHOOL BASED ON RACE, GENDER, SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, AND BEHAVIOR DIFFICULTIES

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dc.contributor.advisor Rust, James en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Marshall, Seth en_US
dc.contributor.author Krupla, Kaitlin en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-02T18:42:13Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-02T18:42:13Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-28 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/3484
dc.description.abstract Disproportionality in special education is an important topic that has been a problem for decades (Hosp & Reschly, 2002). There are many factors that contribute to disproportionality, including the evaluation process (Donovan & Cross, 2002; Hobbs, 1975; Mercer, 1973). This study examined recent archival data at a middle school for the presence of disproportionality. It was hypothesized that students who had behavior problems, minority status, economic disadvantage, and were male would have higher representation in special education compared to peers. It also was hypothesized that there would be significant relationships between achievement scores and discipline problems. Using 545 student participants, chi-square analyses found a significant difference by gender and special education placement, chi square(1) = 5.320, p = 0.021, c = 0.098. Additionally, correlations demonstrated that achievement scores were negatively related to office discipline referrals, r(543) = -0.224. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Achievement en_US
dc.subject Behavior en_US
dc.subject Disproportionality en_US
dc.subject Placement en_US
dc.subject Special Education en_US
dc.title FALLING THROUGH THE CRACKS: DISPROPORTIONALITY IN SPECIAL EDUCATION AT ONE SCHOOL BASED ON RACE, GENDER, SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, AND BEHAVIOR DIFFICULTIES en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi Education en_US
dc.subject.umi Special education en_US
dc.description.degree M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department Psychology en_US


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