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Table 11.  Percentage of public middle schools reporting that specified disciplinary actions were allowed, and used during the school year, by selected disciplinary actions: School year 2005–06

Disciplinary action  Allowed Used during the 2005–06 school year
Removal or transfer     
Removal with no continuing school services for at least the remainder of the year  52 18
Transfer to specialized school for disciplinary reasons1  82 55
Transfer to another regular school for disciplinary reasons  36 19
Removal with school-provided tutoring/at-home instruction for at least the remainder of the year  64 28
Suspension or removal for less than the remainder of the year     
Out-of-school suspension or removal     
No curriculum/services provided  81 74
Curriculum/services provided  79 63
In-school suspension     
No curriculum/services provided  18 11
Curriculum/services provided  83 79
Provide instruction or counseling to reduce problems     
Referral to school counselor  98 98
Assigned to program designed to reduce disciplinary problems     
During school hours  64 59
Outside of school hours  46 36
Punishment or withdrawal of services     
Loss of school bus privileges due to misbehavior  94 87
Corporal punishment  15 11
Placement on school probation with threatened consequences if another incident occurs  71 64
Detention and/or Saturday school  89 86
Loss of student privileges  96 95
Requirement of participation in community service  41 34
1 Specialized school was defined for respondents as "a school that is specifically for students who were referred for disciplinary reasons, although the school may also have students who were referred for other reasons. The school may be at the same location as your school."
NOTE: Responses were provided by the principal or the person most knowledgeable about crime and safety issues at the school. Middle schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is not lower than grade 4 and the highest grade is not higher than grade 9.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 2005–06 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2006.