The Effect of School Policy Language on Minority Student Outcomes (PO130)

  • PMD: 5,8
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology
  • Live Chat:
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    5:30 PM–6:15 PM
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn about the impact of school policy on minority student populations through a new lens of interpreting school policy that best represents diverse populations.
  2. learn how the impact of school policies affect graduation and dropout rates of minority students.
  3. learn how school policies relate to the disciplinary actions of minority students.


This poster presents the results of a research study investigating the relationship between school policies and the academic trajectory of minority students. Attendees will learn how to utilize a new dictionary in evaluating unique student-level data from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in regard to minority student disciplinary actions, graduation rates, and dropout rates. In addition, the influence of word count in school policies as a contributing factor to the disproportional rates will be discussed.



Lynette N. Carrillo, Texas Woman's University
Jasmine G. Hammer, Texas Woman's University
Samuel Y. Kim, Texas Woman's University

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