• Discipline and Behavior Reporting

  • Slide presentation delivered to the City Council on 1/14/2015 on PPS Exclusionary Discipline.

    Physical Restraint and Seclusion Data Reporting

    In 2011 the Oregon Legislature passed a physical restraint and seclusion bill (HB 2939) that formalized existing state requirements and added significant additional reporting requirements. In 2012, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) updated the state regulations on physical restraint and seclusion and PPS updated its administrative directive (AD) on the use of physical restraint and seclusion to comply with the new requirements.

    Oregon law requires that “[e]ach entity that has jurisdiction over a public education program must prepare an annual report detailing the use of physical restraint and seclusion for the preceding school year . . .” The summaries immediately below are available to satisfy this requirement. For further information about reporting requirements or the Oregon Administrative Rules governing physical restraint and seclusion, please visit: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/displayDivisionRules.action?selectedDivision=2562 (for reporting requirements scroll to 581-021-0559 Reporting Requirements for the Use of Physical Restraint & Seclusion)

    Click here to view the PPS Administrative Directive on Restraints and Seclusion

    Physical Restraint and Seclusion Summaries

    2018-19      2017-18      2016-17      2015-16      2014-15       2013-14        2012-13        2011-12        2010-11


    Discipline Referral Reports

    The following reports include three years of discipline referral data for Portland Public Schools. For purposes of these reports, "referral" means only those office discipline referrals that resulted in an expulsion or out-of-school suspension. The first set of reports listed below (Discipline Referrals by Outcome) also report in-school suspensions and special education removals (these latter two categories are not included in the Discipline Referrals by Ethnicity or Relative Rate reports). Low level interventions and delayed expulsions are not included in any of these reports. To help protect student confidentiality and to mitigate misinterpretation of some results, results are suppressed for ethnic groups with fewer than 10 students enrolled.

    Major Discipline Referrals by Outcome

    2018-19       2017-18       2016-17       2015-16       2014-15       2013-14        2012-13        2011-12        2010-11        2009-10        2008-09        2007-08

     

    Major Discipline Referrals by Race/Ethnicity

    2018-19       2017-18       2016-17      2015-16        2014-15        2013-14        2012-13        2011-12        2010-11        2009-10        2008-09        2007-08


    Relative Rate of Major Discipline Referrals by Race/Ethnicity

    The relative rate is a comparison of the rate of major discipline referrals for each non-White student group compared to the rate for White students. For example, if Hispanic students have a relative rate of 2.3, that means that group of students was 2.3 times more likely to have a discipline referral resulting in an expulsion or out-of-school suspension than White students in that school. This reports reflects unduplicated counts of students. Individual students with multiple referrals are counted only one once as an individual.

    Interpret results with caution: Because rates of referrals are very sensitive to the number of students enrolled in ethnic groups, any change in referrals where there are a small number of students in a group will show up as a large change in the referral rate (for example, in a group of 10 students, one student accounts for 10% of the rate). For this reason, results are suppressed for groups with fewer than 10 enrolled students. Even with groups of 10 to 30 students, caution should be used with the results in this report, especially in interpreting the relative rates. We encourage the user of these reports to reference the school enrollment reports to get a sense of the numbers of students in each ethnic group.

    Relative Rate of Major Discipline Referrals by Race/Ethnicity

    2018-19      2017-18      2016-17       2015-16        2014-15        2013-14        2012-13        2011-12        2010-11        2009-10