M.A. School Psychology-Professional School Psychology
College of Science & Mathematics
Children with disabilities--Identification; Racism
Child Psychology | Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Education's history has been shadowed by disparities in the quality of education delivered universally. Particularly highlighted are the disparities between the cases of socioeconomic status and racial background. Special education has been identified for decades as containing an overrepresentation of minorities classified. This study has analyzed retrospective data from the New Jersey Department of Special Education public website to examine if this pattern of overrepresentation of minorities continues to be represented in the population that returns to general education. The current study also analyzed the District Factor Grouping to investigate the implications of the school district's socioeconomic status in relation to declassification of special education students. Preliminary analysis of the retrospective data has shown that results may yield that minorities are underrepresented in the population that returns to general education. More analysis is necessary between District Factor Grouping and the population who were declassified before any relationship can be made.
Aspinwall, Katie, "Racial and socioeconomic differences in special education students returning to general education" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 212.