DC Public Charter School Board
SY 2012-2013 Discipline Data
Discipline through: Short- and Long-Term Suspensions and Expulsions

PCSB’s goal is to encourage public charter schools to...
PCSB Goal: Encourage disciplinary policies that keep
students in school

Expulsions
All schools: Pre-K through 12th plus A...
Expulsions
56 campuses had 0 expulsions (46 campuses had one or more)

Ward

Rate Change

KIPP DC - College Preparatory PC...
Data at a Glance: Highest Rate

Expulsions
All schools: Pre-K through 12th plus Adult
Highest Expulsion Rate
LAYC Career A...
Out of School Suspension
All schools: Pre-K through 12th plus Adult
Out of School Suspension Rate (OSS): % of students wit...
Out of School Suspension
Data at a Glance: Lowest Rates
All schools: Pre-K through 12th plus Adult
Schools with ZERO Out o...
Short Term Suspension: 1 day
Long Term Suspension: 11+ days
All Schools: Pre-K through 12th plus Adult

2012-2013 Charter ...
Data At a Glance: Highest rate

Long Term Suspension: 11+ days
Sector Average Long Term Suspension Rate: 0.3%
Ward

% of
S...
Lost Instructional Time
All schools: Pre-K through 12th plus Adult
Lost Instructional Time:
Sum of out of school suspensio...
Data At a Glance: Lowest rate, Highest rate

Lost Instructional Time
Sector Average Lost Instructional Time Rate: 0.4%
Sch...
DC CAS Proficiency Rate by Expulsion Rate
Very little correlation
(Campus analysis)
2013 DC-CAS Composite Proficiency
Rate...
DC CAS Proficiency Rate by Suspension Rate
Very little correlation
(Campus analysis)
100.0%

2013 Composite DC CAS Score

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DC CAS Proficiency Rate by Lost Instructional Time
Very little correlation
(Campus analysis)

2013 DC CAS Composite Score
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PCSB’s role in addressing discipline

• PCSB assesses discipline policies when new applicant groups apply for a
charter.
•...
2012-2013 Discipline Policy Analysis
LEAs’ policies
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PCSB’s role in addressing discipline (cont.)
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PCSB staff reviews discipline policies and checks for the following:
*Clea...
Discipline
Key Takeaways
1. Expulsion rates are down across the sector.
2. More schools use short-term suspensions than lo...
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2013-14 Discipline Data

  1. 1. DC Public Charter School Board SY 2012-2013 Discipline Data
  2. 2. Discipline through: Short- and Long-Term Suspensions and Expulsions PCSB’s goal is to encourage public charter schools to create and implement effective discipline policies that result in: 1. More time on task (meaning students in school learning) 2. Increased percent of students who are able to read, write, and do math at grade level 9/10/13 2
  3. 3. PCSB Goal: Encourage disciplinary policies that keep students in school Expulsions All schools: Pre-K through 12th plus Adult Expulsion Rate: Percentage of students that were expelled for disciplinary reasons 2012-2013 Charter Sector Average : 0.5% (down from 0.7% in SY 2011-2012) *Total sector decrease from 227 to 186 expulsions, a 27% improvement (with increased enrollment factored) # of Expulsions 250 200 150 100 50 0 2011-2012 2012-2013 9/10/13 3
  4. 4. Expulsions 56 campuses had 0 expulsions (46 campuses had one or more) Ward Rate Change KIPP DC - College Preparatory PCS 8 -85% YouthBuild PCS 1 -85% Center City PCS - Trinidad 5 -73% Friendship PCS - Collegiate Academy 7 -66% Capital City PCS – High School 4 -65% Friendship PCS – Tech Prep 8 -63% Most Improved from SY 12 to SY 13 9/10/13 4
  5. 5. Data at a Glance: Highest Rate Expulsions All schools: Pre-K through 12th plus Adult Highest Expulsion Rate LAYC Career Academy PCS Integrated Design Electronics Academy PCS YouthBuild PCS Maya Angelou PCS - Evans High School National Collegiate Prep PCS Cesar Chavez PCS - Parkside Middle SEED Public Charter School of Washington DC Ward 1 7 1 7 8 7 7 Rate 5.8% 4.4% 4.3% 4.0% 3.9% 3.8% 3.2% Largest Increase from SY 12 to SY 13 SY 13 Rate Integrated Design Electronics Academy PCS 4.4% Cesar Chavez PCS - Parkside Middle 3.8% Maya Angelou PCS - Evans High School 4.0% *Grade 6-8 sector average: 1.0% *Grade 9-12 sector average: 1.4% 9/10/13 5
  6. 6. Out of School Suspension All schools: Pre-K through 12th plus Adult Out of School Suspension Rate (OSS): % of students with at least one out-of-school suspension 2012-2013 Charter Sector Average : 14.5% (up from 12.9% in SY 2011-2012) 14.5% 85.5% of students have 0 suspensions 9/10/13 6
  7. 7. Out of School Suspension Data at a Glance: Lowest Rates All schools: Pre-K through 12th plus Adult Schools with ZERO Out of School Suspensions Bridges PCS Briya PCS Community Academy PCS - CAPCS Online Eagle Academy - New Jersey Ave Next Step PCS Roots PCS Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS Howard Road Academy PCS – Penn Ave * Ward 4 1 5 6 1 4 1 7 *closed Notable Improvements SY 12 to SY 13 KIPP DC - Heights Academy PCS Friendship PCS - Blow-Pierce Thurgood Marshall PCS Ward # Change (students) 8 7 8 From 30 to 22 From 181 to 73 From 76 to 31 9/10/13 7
  8. 8. Short Term Suspension: 1 day Long Term Suspension: 11+ days All Schools: Pre-K through 12th plus Adult 2012-2013 Charter Sector Averages Short Term Suspension Rate: 7.0% (up from 6.5% in SY 2011-2012) Long Term Suspension Rate: 0.3% (same rate of 0.3% in SY 2011-2012) Some schools use short term suspensions as a discipline strategy but rarely or never use long-term suspensions High Short Term/ Low Long Term Suspension *closed Cesar Chavez PCS - Parkside Middle DC Prep PCS - Edgewood Middle Achievement Prep Academy PCS KIPP DC - KEY Academy PCS DC Prep PCS - Benning Elementary Howard Road Academy PCS – MLK* Ward 7 5 8 7 7 8 % students with Short Term 34.9% 47.0% 18.1% 28.7% 25.8% 40.4% Long Term 0 0 0 0 0 0 74 schools had ZERO long term suspensions -Grade 6-8 short term average: 13.8%; Grade 9-12 average: 7.4% 9/10/13 8
  9. 9. Data At a Glance: Highest rate Long Term Suspension: 11+ days Sector Average Long Term Suspension Rate: 0.3% Ward % of Students # of students Maya Angelou PCS - Evans High 7 7.4% 22 Maya Angelou PCS - Evans Middle 7 6.1% 12 Booker T. Washington PCS 1 2.8% 10 Highest Long Term Suspension Rate -Grade 6-8 long term average: 0.7% -Grade 9-12 long term average: 0.9% Largest Increase from SY 12 to SY 13 Ward SY 13 Rate Perry Street Prep PCS 5 0.7% Booker T. Washington PCS 1 2.8% Maya Angelou PCS - Evans Middle 7 6.1% 9/10/13 9
  10. 10. Lost Instructional Time All schools: Pre-K through 12th plus Adult Lost Instructional Time: Sum of out of school suspension days ÷ sum of enrollment days for all students Charter Sector Average Lost Instructional Time Rate: 0.4% (same rate as last year 0.4% in SY 2011-2012) PCSB greatly values the amount of time students are in class 9/10/13 10
  11. 11. Data At a Glance: Lowest rate, Highest rate Lost Instructional Time Sector Average Lost Instructional Time Rate: 0.4% Schools with ZERO time lost due to suspensions Bridges PCS Briya PCS Community Academy PCS - Online Eagle Academy - New Jersey Ave Next StepEL Proximo Paso PCS Roots PCS Shining Stars Montessori PCS Carlos Rosario International PCS Mundo Verde Bilingual PCS Howard Road Academy PCS – Penn* Ward 4 1 5 6 1 4 1 1 1 7 Highest Rates 3.0% 2.5% 2.0% 1.5% 1.0% 0.5% 0.0% *closed 9/10/13 11
  12. 12. DC CAS Proficiency Rate by Expulsion Rate Very little correlation (Campus analysis) 2013 DC-CAS Composite Proficiency Rate 100.0% SEED PCS of Washington, DC IDEA PCS 50.0% Cesar Chavez PCS – Parkside Middle National Collegiate Prep PCHS 0.0% 0.00% Maya Angelou PCS – Evans High 2.50% 5.00% 2013 Expulsion Rate 9/10/13 12
  13. 13. DC CAS Proficiency Rate by Suspension Rate Very little correlation (Campus analysis) 100.0% 2013 Composite DC CAS Score KIPP DC: KEY Academy PCS D.C. Prep PCS - Edgewood Middle Howard Road Academy PCS - MLK (Closed) D.C. Prep PCS - Benning Elementary 50.0% Cesar Chavez PCS Parkside Middle Maya Angelou PCS - HS Short Term Suspension Maya Angelou PCS - Middle Long Term Suspension 0.0% 0.0% 25.0% 50.0% Percent of students receiving a suspension in 2013 9/10/13 13
  14. 14. DC CAS Proficiency Rate by Lost Instructional Time Very little correlation (Campus analysis) 2013 DC CAS Composite Score 100.0% 50.0% Friendship PCS – Tech Prep Maya Angelou PCS – MS Hospitality PCS Maya Angelou PCS – HS 0.0% 0.0% 1.5% 3.0% Amount of Instructional Time Lost due to Suspensions in 2013 9/10/13 14
  15. 15. PCSB’s role in addressing discipline • PCSB assesses discipline policies when new applicant groups apply for a charter. • When schools are up for charter review, PCSB works with the school on revising charter goals, including goals around discipline. • Schools’ discipline policies are posted on PCSB’s website. • PCSB shares discipline policy data with public entities. 9/10/13 15
  16. 16. 2012-2013 Discipline Policy Analysis LEAs’ policies 100% 90% 92% 85% 80% 70% 68% 60% 50% 74% 56% 52% 40% 30% 32% 31% 20% 10% 0% Mission is reflected. Specific acts not tolerated in school are stated. Plan includes rewards. Consequences are Due process Parent tiered and include rights are clearly notification and interventions. stated. appeals process stated. IDEA guidelines Appeals/ hearings for students w/ conducted by an disabilities are impartial person. incorporated. 9/10/13 16
  17. 17. PCSB’s role in addressing discipline (cont.) • PCSB staff reviews discipline policies and checks for the following: *Clear explanation of infractions & consequences *Clear explanation of due process *Explanation of disciplinary steps for students with disabilities • PCSB analyzes discipline data monthly to look for trends, and alerts schools when they are an outlier with their rate of disciplinary incidences. 9/10/13 17
  18. 18. Discipline Key Takeaways 1. Expulsion rates are down across the sector. 2. More schools use short-term suspensions than long-term suspensions. 3. PCSB continues to alert schools when their discipline rates are out of the norm, and encourages schools to adjust their practices to ensure more students are kept in school. 9/10/13 18

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