The 2009-2010 SSOCS also contained a number of other variables, many of which could influence the odds that schools refer students to law enforcement for committing certain offenses.
223) To control for school disorder, I created an index based on several questions in the 2009-2010 SSOCS.
225) The 2009-2010 SSOCS asked principals to rate the level of crime in the geographic area of their schools on a scale of 1 to 3 (high, moderate, or low).
This is a section of the 2009-2010 SSOCS Questionnaire that the US Department of Education might consider redrafting to reduce ambiguity.
The 2009-2010 SSOCS asked principals to include all incidents that occurred at school, regardless of whether students or non-students were involved.
While additional information regarding how much time the SROs spent at the schools would have been useful for this study, unfortunately the 2009-2010 SSOCS did not contain such information.