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.
The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) data for the 2020–2021 school year will be submitted to the Department beginning in the winter of 2022.
The 2020-2021 CRDC survey includes new questions that will collect key data in areas of increasing civil rights concerns such as incidents of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault committed by school staff members and incidents of harassment and bullying based on perceived religion or shared ancestry. All new questions added to the 2020–2021 CRDC are optional.
The CRDC will no longer collect data on school finance, teacher experience, and teacher absenteeism.
The following data element is new and required for the 2020–2021 CRDC:
- Number of preschool students who received one or more out-of-school suspension (disaggregated by race, sex, disability-IDEA, EL).
Information and survey forms for the upcoming collection can be found on OCR’s CRDC website
. LEAs also may contact the CRDC Partner Support Center for technical assistance via email
or phone (855-255-6901). In the next few months, OCR will be sending out further updates and guidance as the survey data submission period approaches.
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.
Office of Education Technology
Division of School Data Services
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2020 ext. 2471
Fax (502) 564-1519