U.S. Department of Education Releases 2017-18 Civil Rights Data Collection October 15, 2020 Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov
  • WASHINGTON - the current Department of the Office of Education (Department) for Civil Rights (OCR) of the United States published 2017-18 Civil Rights data Collection (CRDC). These data, which are self-reported by the 17,604 public school districts and public schools 97.632 and educational programs have been collected and published every two years by OCR since 1968. The CRDC is a universal collection of data related to enforcement responsibilities the civil rights of the OCR in Pre- K to levels of the 12th grade, including charter schools, magnet schools or alternative programs, schools, schools serving students with disabilities, and juvenile justice facilities safe long term.

    The 2017-18 CRDC covers a wide range of subjects and requires school districts and schools to collect and input up to 1,700 data points. Among the data collected, parents and students can find information about registration, several advanced math courses and courses offered, and programs on school characteristics talents as well as data.

    "The protection of civil rights of all students is the core mission of OCR, and in order to meet this challenge, we need accurate data reliable and a true partnership with state agencies education and school districts, "said education secretary Betsy DeVos US. "I am proud of the commitment of this administration to work with schools and local districts to guarantee the civil rights of students are protected, either through our new extension, prevention, education and non-discrimination (OPEN) Center or steps significant they have taken to ensure the quality of the CRDC data, including our partnership with the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). While data poses perceived challenges, quality assurance measures we have put in place help make this information more reliable than ever. "

    As a result of the significant association with OCR NCES announced in August 2019, the 2017-18 CRDC contains a better quality of data in multiple categories. The CRDC 2017-18 was improved over previous collections to address the anomalies statistics and increase the scope after harvest in order to give school districts the opportunity to submit amended, accurate data. Data quality checks and technical improvements include the following:

  • The realization of a wider school districts with presentations of data retention and detention potentially anomalous; and
  • The allocation of additional support, clarifying proper understanding of the reporting requirements, and work with school districts to ensure corrective plans detailed written is put in place when the data were incomplete.

    "The CRDC is an important aspect of the overall strategy OCR to enforce civil rights in public schools in the nation and is an important tool in our work to ensure that all children have the opportunity to learn in an environment that is free from discrimination, "said Kimberly M. Richey, assistant secretary for civil rights. "Over the past three years, OCR has given priority to improving the validity and reliability of data for the CRDC can be even more effective. Our increase in data quality and efforts of improved collection will benefit stakeholders, schools, families, and those who are committed to removing barriers to quality education for all students. "

    the website CRDC includes many useful tools, including tables and graphs showing data from a school or district on key issues for CRDC current and / or multiple collections before the same time. This year, the Department revamped user interface of the website and infrastructure, making it look and function better than ever. The website has a more modern look, a quick S

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