DRC


What we do

The IDRC assists the Indiana Department of Education in defining and identifying disproportionality in special education and provides technical assistance to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in order to increase equity in special education throughout the state.

Collaboration


Collaboration
In consultation with educators, advocates, and researchers across the nation, the Discipline Disparities Research to Practice Collaborative, developed a set of Briefing Papers offering evidence-based and practical information for improving the effectiveness and equity of school discipline. The briefs and other information can be found below

Interventions & Solutions


Interventions & Solutions
The Equity Project has long been a key contributor to the knowledge-base about inequalities in education, and methods for schools and school districts to address those issues. To view interventions and programs to reduce disparities in discipline, please see:
PBIS Indiana and
Promising Programs.

Needs-Based Problem Solving


Needs-Based Problem Solving
The Equity Project has worked with the Indiana Department of Education to analyze state data to identify the extent of disproportionality in special education and in racial/ethnic categories across the state. The Equity Project regularly organizes statewide summits on issues of disproportionality to provide the latest information on the topic, and assist in developing plans to address disparities.

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