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WDPI is required to review all noncompliance and determine whether the noncompliance contributes to the significant racial discrepancy in discipline (Indicator 4B and the separate, but related, requirements for significant disproportionality) or results in inappropriate identification (Indicators 9 and 10 and the separate, but related, requirements for significant disproportionality).
WDPI uses an internal workgroup to make these determinations. WDPI considers the following factors in making the determinations:
Frequently Asked Questions
Reporting Categories for Race/Ethnicity
WDPI asks LEAs to report on the race/ethnicity of students using the same categories as reported in the Wisconsin Student Number Locator System and Individual Student Enrollment System.
The data is collected in a 2-part question format.
Part One: Is this person Hispanic or Latino? (Must choose one)
- Hispanic or Latino
- Not Hispanic or Latino
Part Two: Select one or more of the following categories that apply to this person.
Verifying Non-compliance is Corrected
At the time the public agency reports the PCSA-Disproportionality results, the web-based application identifies any areas of noncompliance. The public agency must correct any noncompliance as soon as possible, and no later than one year from the date WDPI notifies the public agency of noncompliance by letter.
The results are required to be reported via the web-based application PCSA-Disproportionality, accessed through the Special Education Web Portal. The LEA’s Director of Special Education must either enter the results or designate another user to enter the results by authorizing them to access the PCSA-Disproportionality. The WDPI strongly recommends the public agency’s PCSA-Disproportionality ad hoc committee review the results and proposed corrective actions prior to the public agency reporting the results to WDPI.
Specific Disability Categories (Indicator 10 and Significant Disproportionality)
If a public agency meets criteria for Indicators 9 and/or 10 and/or the separate, but related, criteria for significant disproportionality in special education and/or specific disability areas, then WDPI provides for the review and, if appropriate, revision of policies, procedures, and practices related to the requirements of 34 CFR 300.111, 300.201, and 300.301 through 300.311.