What's New in the 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection

The 2015–16 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) contains most of the data elements that were previously collected in the 2013–14 CRDC, including the data elements that were optional or required for the 2013–14 CRDC. In addition, some new data elements were required for the 2015–16 collection.


The following data elements were new for the 2015–16 CRDC:


  • Number of students served by LEA in preschool programs in LEA and non-LEA facilities (disaggregated by age 2)
  • Number of Algebra I classes in grades 7-8
  • Number of Algebra I classes in grades 9-12
  • Number of Algebra I classes in grades 7-8 taught by teachers with a mathematics certification
  • Number of students enrolled in Algebra I in grade 7
  • Number of students enrolled in Algebra I in grade 8 (disaggregated by race, sex, disability-IDEA, LEP)
  • Number of students who passed Algebra I in grade 7
  • Number of students who passed Algebra I in grade 8 (disaggregated by race, sex, disability- IDEA, LEP)
  • Number of Geometry classes in grades 9-12
  • Number of students enrolled in Geometry in grade 8
  • Number of students enrolled in Geometry in grades 9-12 (disaggregated by race, sex, disability- IDEA, LEP)
  • Number of math classes in grades 9-12 taught by teachers with a mathematics certification (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Advanced Mathematics, Calculus)

The following data elements were optional in the 2013–14 CRDC, but were required in the 2015–16 CRDC:


  • Number of incidents of violent and serious crimes
  • Number of school days missed by students who received out-of-school suspensions
  • Number of students transferred for disciplinary reasons to alternative schools
  • Number of instances of corporal punishment for students preschool through grade 12
  • Number of preschool students who received corporal punishment
  • Number of allegations of harassment or bullying on the basis of sexual orientation or religion
  • Number of students who participated in justice facility educational program, by specific length
  • Number of students enrolled in any distance education courses, or dual enrollment/dual credit programs, and number of students who participate in a credit recovery program
  • Number of science classes in grades 9-12 taught by teachers with a science certification (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Number of FTEs for psychologists, social workers, nurses, security guards, and sworn law enforcement officers
  • School-level expenditures for teachers and total personnel (funded with federal and state/local funds)
  • School-level expenditures and number of FTEs for instructional aides, support services staff, and school administration staff (funded with federal and state/local funds; funded with state/local funds), as well as amount of non-personnel expenditures (funded with federal and state/local funds)
  • Number of preschool students served by the LEA in preschool programs in LEA and non-LEA facilities
  • Number of students enrolled in LEA and served in non-LEA facilities only
  • Number of current teachers employed at the school, and number of teachers also employed at the school in prior year

For a complete list of the data elements for the 2015–16 CRDC, please visit the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, CRDC website (http://crdc.ed.gov).

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