The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) collected data about key education and civil rights issues for the 2013-14 school year from virtually every public school in the country through the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC).
The CRDC collects a variety of information including student enrollment and educational programs and services, most of which is disaggregated by race/ethnicity, sex, limited English proficiency, and disability. For more general information about the CRDC (including past and future collections), visit the CRDC home page.
OCR and other parts of the Department of Education will be releasing documents in 2016 that use the 2013-14 CRDC data to provide insights into equity in school districts.
- Press Release (issued June 7, 2016)
Public announcement of availability of 2013-14 CRDC data
- First Look Report PDF (770K) (issued June 7, 2016; updated October 28, 2016)
A broad overview of the data from the 2013-14 CRDC in an initial report of key areas of inequity and progress
- Chronic Absenteeism StoryMap (issued June 10, 2016; updated October 28, 2016)
Data visualizations of chronic absenteeism in our nation’s schools
- Corporal Punishment Map and Press Release (issued November 22, 2016)
Displaying the use of corporal punishment across the country, by school district
- Protecting the Civil Rights of Students Being Educated in the Juvenile Justice System PDF (639.5K) (issued December 2, 2016)
Spotlighting indicators of the quantity and quality of educational programs for youth in confinement
- Executive Office of the President: The Continuing Need to Rethink Discipline (issued December 9, 2016)
Examining data related to discipline, restraint and seclusion, and chronic absenteeism
- Council of Economic Advisers, Civil Rights Data Show More Work is Needed to Reduce Inequities in K-12 Schools(issued December 9, 2016)
Describes data and research on educational inequities in six types of educational inputs in K-12 schools, complementing the White House report released on the same day
Access 2013-14 CRDC Data
Data from the 2000, 2004, 2006, 2009-10, 2011-12, and 2013-14 CRDC surveys are available in the CRDC reporting tool at http://ocrdata.ed.gov.
* UPDATE (as of June 2017): OCR released the final data file from the 2013-14 CRDC. This final data file contains, in addition to prior corrections to the Florida data, corrections from 16 school districts for a variety of data issues, including preschool enrollment, suspensions and expulsions, chronic student absenteeism, teacher absenteeism, referrals to law enforcement, school-related arrests, expulsions, harassment or bullying, and advanced placement enrollment. Information on the districts that submitted corrections, and the specific data issues corrected for each district is detailed in the notes for the data file.
- An updated public-use data file containing the entire 2013-14 CRDC on a disc can be requested MS Word (36K).
- An updated public-use data file containing the entire 2013-14 CRDC in CSV format can be downloaded in a zip file (25M). Warning – Large file.
If you want assistance regarding the data file:
- The Public-Use Data File User’s Manual for the 2013-14 CRDC provides information about the purpose of the study, the target population and respondents, data anomalies and considerations, differences in the restricted and public-use data, data collection procedures, the data file structure, and data processing.
- The 2013-14 CRDC school-level and district-level table layouts are also available for review.
If you are interested in obtaining a license to access the 2013-14 CRDC restricted data file, please visit the National Center for Education Statistics page for Restricted-use Data Applicants.
For additional information about the CRDC, please e-mail OCR at firstname.lastname@example.org.