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The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is required by the reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to make determinations for disproportionality and provide for a review of the policies, procedures and practices to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Act. The State provides this review of policies, procedures and practices by administering a Self-Assessment Monitoring Protocol to targeted districts. Disproportionality is a comprehensive construct that requires determinations for several different categories: 1) Significant Disproportionality, 2) Disproportionate Representation, and 3) Significant Discrepancy. This webpage will provide additional information about the different disproportionality determinations and resources to improve disproportionate practices in local districts.

Disproportionality Overview




 Contact Information

Felicia Peavy
Program Manager

Alicia Mercer
Program Specialist


Bridget Still
Program Specialist