541-693-5713 pbisinfo@hdesd.org

Promoting Equity in School Discipline

Disproportionality in school discipline refers to the degree to which exclusionary discipline practices (office discipline referral, suspension, expulsion) are applied at different rates to students from different racial or ethnic backgrounds. Positive Behavior Supports provides the ideal basis for addressing issues related to discipline disproportionality. This session will extend participants understanding of PBIS to include how the essential systems of PBIS can be leveraged to quantify the degree of disproportionality in a given context (school or district) and help practitioners problem solve this issue. This session will describe how to measure disproportionality and a framework for addressing.

Paul M. Meng

University of Oregon

Session Materials

Age Level Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Focus Equity, School-wide or District- wide Systems, Tier 1/School wide
Knowledge of PBIS or RTI Any