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Information about AUSD's Significant Disproportionality



In 2019-20, the California Department of Education identified Alameda Unified School District as one of 120 districts across the state showing “significant disproportionality.”

Specifically, for three years in a row, African-American students in AUSD have been identified as children with disabilities and, specifically,  with certain kinds of disabilities, at a higher rate than their peers of other races.

Because of this pattern of significant disproportionality, the CDE has mandated that AUSD:

  • Develop and submit a Comprehensive Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CCEIS) Plan

  • Convene a CCEIS Stakeholder Team

  • Develop a Special Education Plan

This page provides comprehensive information on AUSD's significant disproportionality and what it is doing to address it. That information includes AUSD communications to families, FAQs, Board of Education presentations, and resources from outside organizations.

CCEIS Stakeholder team

As part of its mandate to address its significant disproportionality, AUSD convened a CCEIS Stakeholder Team to:

  • review the root causes of significant disproportionality based on qualitative and quantitative data

  • prioritize the foundational issues and trends exhibited in the data

  • work collaboratively to identify activities that can disrupt these outcomes for African-American students

  • Collect data to monitor progress among African-American students

  • Identify the modifications needed to guarantee student success

The stakeholderteam was comprised of  parents/guardians with students  currently enrolled in AUSD, teacher-leaders, site administration, district-level leaders, and the larger community.  



Randhir Bains

Special Director, Special Education


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This FAQ contains information about AUSD's current significant disproportionality and the steps AUSD is taking to address it.

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