WHAT IS THE CIVIL RIGHTS
DATA COLLECTION?

The U.S. Department of Education (USED) conducts the bi-annual Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) to collect data on key education and civil rights issues in our nation’s public schools. This data collection is published nationally. To view nationally published CRDC data, click here: http://ocrdata.ed.gov/

In the past, this collection was submitted by designated staff at select Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Charter Schools in North Carolina. As of the 2011-12 school year, all districts in the nation are required to report this data on behalf of all schools to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

Beginning school year 2014-15 and forward, the NC DPI will extract the data available from state level systems for LEAs and Charter schools and upload the data to the Federal Submission Portal.

The NC DPI will only extract data elements for this collection that are already required at the state level for other reporting purposes. LEAs and Charter schools are responsible for and required to attest to the accuracy of their data and provide any remaining data elements not already collected by the state. Finally, they must certify the data collection within the Federal Submission Portal.


WHEN IS THE DATA COLLECTED?

The CRDC is submitted to the USED every two years for the previous year.

CRDC COLLECTION YEAR CRDC SUBMISSION YEAR
SY 2015-2016 SY 2016-2017
SY 2017-2018 SY 2019-2020
SY 2019-2020 SY 2021-2022
SY 2021-2022 SY 2023-2024

The Federal submission window generally opens in the fall and closes within 75 business days. The submission window dates are subject to change per the OCR. LEAs and Charter schools must verify, add data and certify the collection within the 75 day time-frame.

Notification that the Federal submission period has begun will be sent from the Federal CRDC Partner Support center and from the NC DPI.


WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED BY THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS?

The CRDC collects a variety of information including student enrollment and education programs and services. The data is disaggregated by race/ethnicity, sex, limited English proficiency (LEP) and disability (EC/IDEA).

Enrollment & School Characteristics

  • Overall Enrollment
  • Prekindergarten
  • IDEA and Section 504 Interscholastic Athletics
  • Single Sex Classes

Staffing & Resources

  • Teacher Experience
  • Teacher Absenteeism
  • Teacher Certification
  • School Counselors
  • School-level Expenditures

Pathways to College & Career

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Gifted & Talented
  • Algebra 1 Enrollment and
    Passing by grade 7 or 8, 9 or
    10, 11 or 12
  • Student Retention by grade

College & Career Readiness

  • Geometry: Courses & Enrollment
  • Algebra LI: Courses & Enrollment
  • Other Advanced Mathematics: Courses & Enrollment
  • Calculus: Courses & Enrollment
  • Biology: Courses & Enrollment
  • Chemistry: Courses & Enrollment
  • Physics: Courses & Enrollment
  • AP: Courses, Test-Taking, And Test-Passing
  • IB Enrollment
  • Sat/Act

Discipline, Bullying & Harrassment, Restraint & Seclusion

  • Corporal Punishment
  • Suspensions: In-School and Out-of-School
  • Expulsions: With & Without ED. Services, Zero Tolerance
  • Referrals to Law Enforcement & School-Related Arrests
  • Students Subjected to and Instances of Mechanical Restraint, Physical Restraint, and Seclusion
  • Bullying and Harassment on Basis of Sex, National Origin, and Disability

Each LEA and Charter must review the USED and CRDC requirements each submission year. This will inform the appropriate staff of the questions asked by the OCR, the federal definitions as applicable to the collection, and any special instructions for the specific data requested.