What's New in the 2013-14 Civil Rights Data Collection

The 2013-14 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) contains most of the data elements that were previously collected in the 2011-12 CRDC. It also contains new data elements that were presented as mandatory or optional. Most of the new data elements were optional for the 2013-14 CRDC, but are required for the 2015-16 CRDC. Optional data elements were included in the 2013-14 CRDC to provide school districts with the opportunity to implement the new data requirements and prepare for the 2015-16 CRDC. For the 2013-14 CRDC, this website includes data submitted for the mandatory data elements.


The following data elements were new and required for the 2013-14 CRDC:


  • Whether an ungraded school has mainly elementary school age, middle school age, high school age, elementary and middle school age, middle and high school age, or elementary middle, and high school age students.
  • Whether the local education agency (LEA) has civil rights coordinators (with contact information)
  • Justice facility questions regarding facility type, school year length, and educational program duration
  • Students absent 15 or more school days (disaggregated by race, sex, disability, and limited English proficiency (LEP))
  • Whether the LEA has any students enrolled in distance education, and whether a school has any students enrolled in dual enrollment or credit recovery programs
  • Number of Full-time equivalent (FTE) of teachers not meeting all state licensing/certification requirements
  • Whether a sworn law enforcement officer (including school resource officer) is assigned to a school
  • Whether the LEA’s preschool or kindergarten programs are offered at a cost to parents or guardians
  • Whether the school’s preschool program serves students not served by IDEA (by age)

The following data elements were new and optional in the 2013–14 CRDC (but are 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 participate in justice facility educational program, by specified 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

The following data elements were dropped for the 2013-14 CRDC:


  • Number of students awaiting special education evaluation (LEA).
  • Whether students are ability grouped for English/Math.
  • Number of students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) foreign language (disaggregated by race, sex, disability, LEP).
  • Separate count of the number of students who took AP exams for all AP courses enrolled in (disaggregated by race, sex, disability, LEP).
  • Separate count of the number of students who passed AP exams for all AP courses enrolled in (disaggregated by race, sex, disability, LEP).

For a complete list of the data elements for the 2013-14 CRDC, visit the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, CRDC website (http://crdc.ed.gov).

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