School Suspensions in Connecticut
Why This Indicator Matters
While suspension is a common school disciplinary practice, research shows it can actually hinder a student’s academic success. Suspension reduces student’s instruction time, which can cause low academic performance. Unfortunately, suspension rates correlate with race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, and Connecticut localities with the highest concentrations of low-income residents and residents of color, tend to have disproportionately higher suspension rates. Black students in particular are more frequently suspended and are more likely to face harsher consequences for minor misconduct.
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This indicator reports the number of students reported with at least one suspension (in-school or out-of-school), and percentage of the unduplicated student population that has been suspended at least once.
Data Source:Connecticut State Department of Education, Retrieved from EdSight, Academic Years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Footnotes:N/A = data not available
* = count suppressed
a = percent calculated from a suppressed count
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