Civil Rights Data Collection Information

Published: 9/10/2014 12:52 PM


The U.S. Department of Education (ED) conducts the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) 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.

​Every public school and school district in the country is required to respond to the 2013-14 CRDC. KDE will post updates here to help ensure Kentucky schools and districts have the tools and information to fulfill their CRDC requirements. 

Current Status

  • Each district CDRC point of contact should have already received an email from OCR in May 2014 about the CRDC.
  • Before September 1, each district must log into the CRDC Advance Website to validate contact information and school directories. Click here for more information.
  • OCR and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) are building a submission system that will allow state education agencies (KDE) to help upload data to OCR to prepopulate school and district submissions.
  • KDE is developing a query that will extract data from the Kentucky Student Information System (KSIS) and other major enterprise systems. The collection will contain an estimated 75 to 85 percent of the data elements required for schools and about 50 percent of the data elements required for districts.
  • KDE can only pre-populate data for districts that opt-in through OCR’s online CRDC Web tool. Details will be provided for “opting-in” prior to the October opening of the CRDC data collection.
  • Each district and school that "opts in" will be able to login and must verify, edit and add additional data needed.
  • School districts will begin entering data from SY 2013-14 no earlier than October 2014.

For Kentucky specific information:

The KDE point of contact for the CRDC is Lynn Botula-Griffith. Please feel free to contact her by email for more information or if you have any questions about KDE’s assistance with the CRDC data collection.


DeDe Conner
Office of Knowledge, Information and Data Services
Division of Enterprise Data
500 Mero Street, 5th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2020 ext. 2208
Fax (502) 564-1519