The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) collected data about key education and civil rights issues for the 2017-18 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.
Documents released in 2020 that use the 2017-18 CRDC data to provide insights are presented below:
Press Release (issued October 15, 2020)
Public announcement of availability of 2017-18 CRDC data
Restraint and Seclusion Issue Brief PDF (758K) (issued October 15, 2020)*
Highlights of the data from the 2017-18 CRDC on restraint and seclusion of students
Sexual Violence Issue Brief PDF (3.1M) (issued October 15, 2020)*
Highlights of the data from the 2017-18 CRDC on school violence factors in the educational environment
*The issue briefs do not reflect the updated 2017–18 CRDC data that were released on May 10, 2021.
Access 2017-18 CRDC Data
Data from the 2000, 2004, 2006, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2013-14, 2015-16, and 2017-18 CRDC surveys are available in the CRDC reporting tool at http://ocrdata.ed.gov. The tool facilitates school- and district-level searches, viewing of data reports, and exploring and analyzing data.
To access a copy of the public-use data file:
- A public-use data file containing the entire 2017-18 CRDC in CSV format can be downloaded in a zip file (118.7M). Warning – Large file (UPDATED May 10, 2021)
For information about the data file:
OCR also provides a restricted-use data file for the education researcher. If you are interested in obtaining a license to access the 2017-18 CRDC restricted-use data file, then 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 email@example.com.