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Racial Disparity Grade

 

 The racial disparity grade was assigned grades based on the following value - any significant racial disparity is failing.  In the context of this report card, any racial disparity ratio greater than 1.44 is failing.  However, to recognize the significant difference between 1.45 racial disparity ratio and 99.45 racial disparity ratio, failing grades were assigned from 0 to 40.  A racial disparity ratio of 1.45 means that the racial group with the highest exclusion rate was 1.45 times more likely to be excluded than other racial groups in the particular school. While a racial disparity ratio of 99.45 means that the racial group with the highest exclusion rate was 99.45 times more likely to be excluded than the other racial groups in the particular school or district.

Three schools earned a grade of 100 because they did not have any racial disparity while another 4.7% earned between 90 to 95 for having less than or equal to 1.44 racial disparity ratio.

On the other hand, 20(2.3%) of the districts earned a "0" for having racial disparity ratio greater than or equal to 99.45.

Most schools (600 or 68.3%) earned a grade of 40 for a racial disparity ratio between 1.45 to 9.44.

Grade

Racial Disparity Ratio

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

100

0

3

0.3

0.3

0.3

95

.01 to .44

8

0.9

0.9

1.3

90

.45  to 1.44

33

3.8

3.8

5.0

40

1.45 to 9.44

600

68.3

68.3

73.3

30

9.45 to 19.44

131

14.9

14.9

88.2

20

19.45 to 45,44

56

6.4

6.4

94.5

10

45.45 to 99.44

28

3.2

3.2

97.7

0

>=99.45

20

2.3

2.3

100.0

Total

 

879

100.0

100.0

 

 

 (NOTE: For some school districts this is an approximation of the racial disparity ratio since they report enrollment as "less than10" and exclusions as "less than 10". In those circumstances, we used "5" as the enrollment number and "3" as the exclusion number. Please check with your school district for more accurate information)

 

Community (Charter) Schools had a higher mean grade (40.11) than Public District (36.98). That difference was statistically significant (p=.005). That is, there was less than a .5% probability that the difference occurred by chance alone.

Racial Disparity by Organization Type

Organization Type

Number of Districts

% of Total Number of Districts

Mean

Median

Minimum

Community (Charter) School

273

31.1%

40.11

40.00

0

Public District

606

68.9%

36.98

40.00

0

 ANOVA

         

Sum of Squares

df

Mean Square

Sig.

   

1843.528

1

1843.528

0.005

   

 

 

 Type 3 Small Town earned the lowest mean grade (34.6) while Type 6 Suburban earned the highest mean grade (41.4). However, the difference in racial disparity grade was not statistically significant. (p=.215). 

Racial Disparity Grade by Typology of Public Districts

Typology of Public Districts

Number of Districts

% of Total Number of Districts

Mean

Median

Minimum

Type 1: Rural - High Student Poverty & Small Student Population

123

20.3%

35.33

40.00

0

Type 2: Rural - Average Student Poverty & Very Small Student Population

105

17.4%

36.57

40.00

0

Type 3: Small Town - Low Student Poverty & Small Student Population

110

18.2%

34.64

40.00

0

Type 4:  Small Town - High Student Poverty & Average Student Population Size

89

14.7%

38.43

40.00

10

Type 5: Suburban - Low Student Poverty & Average Student Population Size

77

12.7%

36.88

40.00

10

Type 6:  Suburban - Very Low Student Poverty & Large Student Population

46

7.6%

41.41

40.00

10

Type 7:  Urban - High Student Poverty & Average Student Population

47

7.8%

39.15

40.00

30

Type 8: Urban - Very High Student Poverty & Very Large Student Population

8

1.3%

40.00

40.00

40

     

Sum of Squares

df

Mean Square

Sig.

   

2339.023

7

334.146

0.215

   

 

 

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