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Background Information

The U.S. Department of Education [ED] conducts the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), formerly the Elementary and Secondary School Survey (E&S Survey), to collect data on key education and civil rights issues in our nation's public schools. The CRDC collects a variety of information including, student enrollment and educational programs and services, disaggregated by race/ethnicity, sex, limited English proficiency and disability. The CRDC is a longstanding and important aspect of the ED Office for Civil Right's overall strategy for administering and enforcing the civil rights statutes for which it is responsible. Information collected by the CRDC is also used by other ED offices as well as policymakers and researchers outside of ED.

About the CRDC download files MS WORD (34K)

Access CRDC Data

To access CRDC data from the 2000, 2004, 2006, 2009-10, and 2011-12 surveys:

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[Updated] 2013-14 and 2015-16 CRDC – Updated 3/19/2014

OCR has received OMB approval to conduct the 2013-14 CRDC. The 2013-14 CRDC will be a universe of every public school and school district in the country. It will include most of the data items collected by the 2011-12 CRDC and a small number of new data items. OMB has also approved an additional set of new data items that will be optional for the 2013-14 CRDC and be mandatory for the 2015-16 CRDC.

Additional updated information about the 2013-14 CRDC can be found here:

  • 2013-14 and 2015-16 CRDC Questions and Answers download filesMS WORD (79K)
  • Important Information about the 2013-14 and 2015-16 CRDC download filesMS WORD (57K)
  • Detailed list of CRDC data elements download filesMS WORD (35K)

[New] 2011-12 CRDC -Updated 3/21/2014

The CRDC for the 2011-12 school year was collected from every public school and school district in the country. The school and district level data collected by the CRDC was posted in March 21, 2014 on the CRDC website at

OCR has issued four documents analyzing key aspects of the 2011-12 data:

  • Data Snapshot: Discipline download files PDF (2.10M)
  • Data Snapshot: Early Learning download files PDF (1.6M)
  • Data Snapshot: College and Career Readiness download files PDF (2.7M)
  • Data Snapshot: Teacher Equity download files PDF (2.1M)

Information on the collection is available below:

2009-10 CRDC – Updated 12/23/2013

The 2009-10 CRDC was collected from a sample of approximately 7,000 public school districts and over 72,000 public schools. All data is from the 2009-10 school year. Part 1 collected point in time (snap shot) data. Part 2 collected cumulative or end of year data. The school and district level data collected by the CRDC was posted in March, 2013 on the CRDC website at On December 23, 2013 the state and national estimations based upon this data were posted at along with technical notes that provide some caveats and considerations that users should take into account when using the state and national estimations, particularly for items collected for the first time in the 2009-10 school year.

OCR has issued two documents analyzing some of the 2009-10 data:

The Transformed CRDC-March 2012 Data Summary download filesPDF (805K)

Gender Equity in Education-June 2012 download filesPDF (436K)

Data Notes: Gender Equity in Education-June 2012 download filesPDF (208K)

Additional information and the data are available below:

For additional information about the CRDC, please e-mail us at


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Last Modified: 03/21/2014