The U.S. Department of Education (ED) conducts the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) for data on key education and civil rights issues in our nation's public schools. The CRDC includes 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. KDE assists districts with the CRDC data preparation and load. Each district is responsible for the quality of its data for the CRDC.
ED has decided to shift the 2019−20 CRDC to the 2020−21 school year.
ED recognizes the impact the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had on SEAs, LEAs, and schools, beginning in March of the 2019−20 school year, in providing educational and support services to students and parents. Regarding the 2019−20 CRDC, ED received inquiries from LEAs asking whether the CRDC will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help inform ED’s decision as to whether the 2019−20 CRDC should take place as scheduled, ED considered the many COVID-19 related challenges SEAs, LEAs, and schools are faced with, the numerous CRDC inquiries ED received from LEAs, and the input ED received from several pertinent stakeholders. Based on this feedback, ED has decided to shift the 2019−20 CRDC to the 2020−21 school year. Therefore, all comments received for the 2019−20 CRDC, and ED’s responses to those comments, will now apply to the 2020−21 CRDC. In addition, throughout this document, original references to the 2019−20 CRDC and the 2019−20 school year have been changed to the 2020−21 CRDC and the 2020−21 school year. The CRDC will continue as a biennial collection, and therefore, for example, the next collections following the 2020−21, will comprise of the 2022−23 and 2024−25 school years.
Your Local Education Agency (LEA) will be notified as the collection draws closer. Please contact the Partner Support Center (PSC) at (855) 255-6901 or contact the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) if you have further questions.
Beginning with 2017-2018 School Year, states are required to include prior years' Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) files in their School Report Card. Visit Kentucky's Historical CRDC Data webpage to access CRDC data beginning with the 2015-2016 collection. More current information may be available in the card.
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