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NCDPI SPECIFICATIONS

The order of race collection is American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, White.


TABLE 1: COMPARISON CHART

OLD REPORTING STANDARDSNEW REPORTING STANDARDSCOMPARISON
American Indian or Alaskan Native Race: American Indian or Alaska Native Same definition.
Asian or Pacific Islander Race: Asian and Race: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Separated into two categories:
• Asian
• Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Black, Non-Hispanic Race: Black or African American Same definition.
Hispanic Ethnicity - Hispanic or Latino Individuals now choose an ethnicity in addition to choosing one or more races.
Multiracial   Multiracial category is no longer needed. Individuals choose more than one race, if appropriate.
White, Non-Hispanic Race: White Same definition.


TABLE 2: NEW REPORTING CHART

OLD COLLECTIONNEW COLLECTIONNEW REPORTING
Hispanic Hispanic/Latino Hispanic Latino
White White White
Black Black Black
American Indian American Indian/Alaskan Native American Indian/Alaskan Native
Asian/Pacific Islander Asian Asian
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Multi-racial   "Two or more"

Each source system should share and receive data from UID in the consistent manner outlined in Table 3.

Each source system should maintain the old data for students and staff and also enter and report data in the new format using the new elements. Therefore, for those that can not be reported, retention of old ethnicities is needed. However, they will need to be forced into the new code through NCWise.

New data elements will be reported using a "Y" for Yes or "N" for No. Flags should be type Yes/No for each of the 6 categories. See table 3.


TABLE 3: DATA BASE REQUIREMENTS INFORMATION
IMPLEMENTATION DATE: SY 2009-10

ETHNICITYDEFINITIONCODEDEFINITIONLENGTHFORMAT
Hispanic A Hispanic/Latino person is of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term "Spanish origin" can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino." Y Yes, the student is of Hispanic/Latino origin. 1 Alphabetic
N No, the student is not of Hispanic/Latino origin.
RACEDEFINITIONCODEDEFINITIONLENGTHFORMAT
American Indian or Alaska Native A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment. Y Yes, the student is an American Indian or Alaska Native. 1 Alphabetic
N No, the student is not an American Indian or Alaska Native.
Asian A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. Y Yes, the student is Asian. 1 Alphabetic
N No, the student is not Asian.
Black or African American A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Y Yes, the student is Black or African American. 1 Alphabetic
N No, the student is not Black or African American.
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands. Y Yes, the student is a Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 1 Alphabetic
N No, the student is not a Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
White A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. Y Yes, the student is White. 1 Alphabetic
N No, the student is not White.

For responses that entail more than one race, each of the specific races chosen should be kept in tact. The only time these are rolled up into the "2 or more" races category is when it is reported to the U.S. Department of Education.


MULTIPLE RACES

For any individuals who identify themselves as not Hispanic and identify themselves by more than one race, Program Representatives will report them to federal programs as: two or more races.


EXAMPLES

  • A student identifies himself as "Hispanic/Latino" and as "Asian."
    • The student is counted as "Hispanic/Latino of any race" in the aggregate.
  • A staff member identifies herself as "Not Hispanic/Latino" and as "White" and "American Indian or Alaska Native."
    • The staff member is counted as "Two or more races" in the aggregate.
  • A staff member identifies himself as "Not Hispanic/Latino" and as "Asian Indian."
    • The staff member is counted as "Asian" in the aggregate.
  • A student identifies herself as "Hispanic/Latino," as "American Indian or Alaska Native," and as "White."
    • The student is counted as "Hispanic/Latino of any race" in the aggregate.
 
 
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