Date of Award

5-2019

Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Special Education: M.S.

Department

Special Education

College

School of Education

First Advisor

Bradley Kaffar

Second Advisor

Jennifer Christensen

Third Advisor

Semya Hakim

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

overrepresentation, disproportionality, minority, special education, referral, assessment, placement, systemic bias, racial disparities, teacher perceptions, student disabilities, and universal screening

Abstract

The purpose of this paper was to review the literature and research that examines the overrepresentation of African American students enrolled in special education programs and give reasons as to why this overrepresentation continues to occur.

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