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Examined in this study were the effects of grade span configuration on disciplinary consequence assignments and the reasons for disciplinary consequence assignments for Black boys and Black girls in Texas schools. The results of the study were statistically significant for each of the three school years examined. Higher percentages of Black boys and Black girls who were enrolled in middle school settings were assigned to a Disciplinary Alternative Education Program placement than were their peers in KG-8 school settings. Code of Conduct violation, fighting, and serious/persistent misconduct were top reasons for disciplinary consequences assignment. Code of Conduct violation consequence assignment was highest among students enrolled in KG-8 school settings.
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