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Significant Disproportionality: Resources

The Department has created a series of quick reference guides (QRGs). These QRGs are meant to help readers learn about key areas of Significant Disproportionality. The QRGs are available below:

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What is Significant Disproportionality Quick Reference Guide
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Significant Disproportionality Fiscal Implications Reference Guide

DESE encourages districts to review the following resources on significant disproportionality available from the U.S. Department of Education, the IDEA Data Center (IDC), and the Center for Integrated Fiscal Reporting (CIFR), and to browse those websites for additional information:

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Significant Disproportionality Essential Questions and Answers
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Equity Requirements in IDEA
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CEIS: Step-by-Step - Significant Disproportionality and related resources
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Success Gaps Toolkit
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Last Updated: November 4, 2019

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