U.S. The Office of the Department of Education for Civil Rights requests public contributions on the Collection of civil rights data for the school year 2021-22 November 18, 2021 Contact: Press office, (202) 401-1576 , Press@ed.gov
  • The office of the Department of Education USA UU for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has submitted to the Federal Register of Public Commentary to Request Collection Package for Proposed Civil Rights Data (CRDC) for the school year 2021-22.

    The package describes the key data of Civil Rights OCR and intends to collect from the nation. Public schools and districts. OCR plans to introduce new data categories, such as those related to students' educational experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic and restore key data categories of previous Collections.

    The department has compiled civil rights data since 1968. The CRDC collects data and information on students' access to educational courses and school staff, as well as school climate factors, such as use From the discipline and incidents of the student of harassment of students, from schools that serve students in preschool to grade 12.

    "The Collection of civil rights data provides crucial information to evaluate the experiences of the Students in public schools in the United States. Specially given the Covid-19 pandemic, today's announcement proposed data elements for Collection 2021-22 come at a critical moment, "said Assistant Civil Rights Secretary. Catherine E. Lhamon. "We hope to receive and review the public comments about the elements of proposed data and work with schools and districts to collect this essential data."

    Today's information Collection request package includes proposed data elements for 2021-22 CRDC, which were reported by sessions listening with interested parties. These data include:

  • the addition of the COVID-19 data elements to learn the measure in which schools offer remote instructions and / or personally to students during the school year.
  • Reviews to restriction and isolation definitions.
  • The restoration and expansion of data on preschool students and teachers, including data elements with respect to preschool students with disabilities who receive special education and related services and those who are English learners; The extent to which schools have teachers with one or two years of experience; and state certification status. And,
  • the addition of a non-urinary option to the categories of male / female data for those schools and districts that already compile the data, to ensure that the CRDC captures accurate and inclusive information on all student identities and experiences of students, where data is available.

    In August 2021, OCR announced the administration of a CRDC 2021-22, marking the first time that OCR has made a compilation of civil rights data two years followed by 2020-21 and 2021-22 School years The additional Collection will allow the department to identify and address inequities in educational opportunities, since the country continues to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on the academic, social and emotional development of students.

    Civil In progress Rights data on student experiences will help the department and school officials with the evaluation of the initial impacts of the substantial increase in federal funding to schools and districts to ensure that Students receive equitable access to instruction and other activities during the Covid-19 pandemic. CRDC 2021-22 will also advance the OCR mission to ensure that schools and districts receiving financial assistance from the Department do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex or disability.

    The CRDC is a valuable resource for all those who use data to better inform decisions regarding the equity and opportunity of students. For background information and frequently asked questions


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