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The Push Out: A Disproportionality Study on Student Discipline in the State of Florida Public Schools

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Date Issued:
2019
Abstract/Description:
This mixed method sequential exploratory study was conducted to emphasize and investigate disproportionality in discipline, noting the prevalence of the issue of equity and the salience of FL as context. This study applied the extant model for investigating disproportionality in a setting where such an investigation is highly relevant due to Florida's statistical positioning in the area of student discipline. This study investigated for potential biases that guide differences in the rates that males and Blacks experience exclusionary discipline within the 67 regular school districts. The analysis from this study, which used relative rate ratio and policy analysis, presents results showing that a disproportionality exists at a rate of 2 to 2.3 times for the affected demographic groups. The findings suggest a need for policy language to address this disparity, as well as a change in practice.
Title: The Push Out: A Disproportionality Study on Student Discipline in the State of Florida Public Schools.
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Name(s): Pierre, Manouchka, Author
Johnson, Jerry, Committee Chair
Doherty, Walter, Committee Member
Vitale, Thomas, Committee Member
Fine, Terri, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This mixed method sequential exploratory study was conducted to emphasize and investigate disproportionality in discipline, noting the prevalence of the issue of equity and the salience of FL as context. This study applied the extant model for investigating disproportionality in a setting where such an investigation is highly relevant due to Florida's statistical positioning in the area of student discipline. This study investigated for potential biases that guide differences in the rates that males and Blacks experience exclusionary discipline within the 67 regular school districts. The analysis from this study, which used relative rate ratio and policy analysis, presents results showing that a disproportionality exists at a rate of 2 to 2.3 times for the affected demographic groups. The findings suggest a need for policy language to address this disparity, as well as a change in practice.
Identifier: CFE0007851 (IID), ucf:52766 (fedora)
Note(s): 2019-12-01
Ed.D.
Community Innovation and Education, Educational Leadership and Higher Education
Doctoral
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Subject(s): Florida discipline -- disproportionality -- disparity -- equity in discipline -- schoolhouse to jailhouse -- race -- gender -- exclusionary discipline
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0007851
Restrictions on Access: public 2019-12-15
Host Institution: UCF

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