Fix School Discipline Toolkit for Educators - Page 70

CONTINUED How to find the data on each of the online sites: ditionally, suspension and expulsion data was disaggregated by type: Expulsion by Federal Offense; Suspension by Federal Offense; Suspension, Expulsion and Truancy Rates; 48900(k) Defiance Suspension and Expulsion; and Total Offenses Committed. So, you can sort by any of these categories and get separate reports! ACCESSING DATA ON CDE DATAQUEST 1. Visit http://dq.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/ 2. From the first dropdown menu, select the level of information you want to view. • If you want to view informati on for the school that your students attend, choose “school.” If you are interested in data on the entire district or county, then choose district or county. 3. From the second dropdown menu, select the topic about which you are concerned. • For suspension and expulsion data, scroll down and select “Expulsion, Suspension, and Truancy.” • You can also select, “Create your own report.” 4. On the following page, select the school year and type a portion of the name of school, district or county that you are researching. Note: Many schools have the same or similar names. Make sure you are selecting the right one. It is easier to locate the correct school, district or county if you type only a portion of the name. • For the first time in the 2011-2012 school year, CDE required schools and districts to disaggregate, by race and ethnicity, their suspension, expulsion and truancy data. Ad- 68 How we can fix school discipline 5. Submit to view your data. If you are interested in comparing different school years, you can select a different year using the dropdown menu on the top right corner of the screen. 6. In order to analyze what types of behavior lead to suspension and expulsion at a particular school in your community, click on the name of a school. This will bring you to a page that displays grounds for each of the suspensions at that school based on the provisions of the California Education Code. Note: In order to access this data for the years after the 2011-2012 school year only, you must select “Total Offenses Committed” from the Report drop-down menu and select a specific school from the School drop-down menu.