A comparison of the suspension rate between students in special education and the suspension rate of students in regular education in the Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County public middle schools

Nettie Lynn Vaughn, Tennessee State University

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine if a difference existed between the suspension rates of students who received services from special education and the suspension rates of students who did not receive special education services. The population studied was derived from the Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County Public Middle School System. Specifically, seventeen middle schools that contained grades seven and eight only were examined in this study. Data regarding suspensions and special education information was taken from the school system's computer system AIMS (Attendance & Information Management System). Data were analyzed using the chi square statistical procedure. The results of this study indicate that a difference exists in the suspension rate between students who receive special education services and students who do not receive special education services. As a result, observations and recommendations have been made to assist school systems and institutions with further research and continuation of the search for techniques regarding discipline issues for students. ^

Subject Area

Education, Guidance and Counseling|Education, Special

Recommended Citation

Nettie Lynn Vaughn, "A comparison of the suspension rate between students in special education and the suspension rate of students in regular education in the Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County public middle schools" (1999). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI3007625.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI3007625

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