The Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) is a biennial (i.e., every other school year) survey required by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Since 1968, through the CRDC, OCR has collected data on key education and civil rights issues in the nation's public schools for use by OCR in its enforcement and monitoring efforts regarding equal educational opportunity. The CRDC is also a resource for other Department offices and federal agencies, policymakers and researchers, educators and school officials, and the public to analyze student equity and opportunity. For more information regarding CRDC, visit the CRDC web site at http://ocrdata.ed.gov/.
Districts reports these numbers directly to CRDC. RIDE does not verify the validity of the content.