2016 Ohio School Discipline Report Card

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Subjective Behavior Discipline Grade
2016 Ohio School Discipline Report Card

 A significant contribution to the school-to-prison pipeline is the extent to which students are disciplined for “subjective behavior.” Subjective behavior in the context of this report includes discipline based on “disruptive/disobedient behavior”, “unwelcome sexual conduct” and “harassment/intimidation”.  Discipline based on subjective behavior is more likely to have disparities based on biases, prejudices and stereotypes. The same behavior to the same teacher can be viewed differently based on the race of the child.  Exclusions include Expulsions and Out-of-School Suspensions. Exclusion for subjective behavior and many other non-violent behaviors should be limited. Non-violent behavior in this report includes truancy and use of tobacco.



The Subjective Behavior Discipline grade was determined by calculating a score based on the sum of subjective behavior, truancy and use of tobacco, then calculating a percentage score from 0 to 100 for the percentage of disciplinary occurrences that were based on subjective behavior plus.   The Subjective Behavior Discipline Grade was calculated using the following formula:


(40% x Total Subjective Behavior Score)  +  (60% x Exclusion Subjective Behavior Score)


Subjective Behavior Discipline  Grade is based on the most recently posted data (2014-2015) on Ohio Department of Education website, Ohio Advanced Report, http://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/Pages/Power-User-Reports.aspx (Last Visited: June 1, 2016)



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