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New Race and Ethnicity Guidance for the Collection of Federal Education Data
The EDFacts Initiative

Final guidance issued in the Federal Register on October 19, 2007 (72 Fed. Reg. 59267) on the collection and reporting of racial and ethnic data by educational institutions and other grantees now allows individuals to self-identify their ethnicity and race, and select more than one race and/or ethnicity. This change permits individuals to more accurately reflect their racial and ethnic background by not limiting responses to only one racial or ethnic category, and expands reporting options to seven categories (American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, White, and Two or More Races). For further information:


 
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Last Modified: 04/10/2009