October 2, 2023
Update regarding the CRDC collection:
The 2021–22 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) Local Educational Agency (LEA) and School Forms are now available! These forms contain the complete set of survey questions that the LEA must complete for itself and its school(s). The forms are available on the CRDC website (http://crdc.ed.gov) and the CRDC Resource Center website (https://crdc.communities.ed.gov/#program).
The CRDC is a survey required by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Every public LEA in the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is required to submit data for its organization and on behalf of its public schools, including justice facilities, charter schools, alternative schools, and schools primarily focused on serving students with disabilities. Section 203(c)(1) of the 1979 Department of Education Organization Act conveys to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights the authority to “collect or coordinate the collection of data necessary to ensure compliance with civil rights laws within the jurisdiction of the Office for Civil Rights.” See 20 U.S.C. § 3413(c)(1). To do this, the CRDC collects a variety of information, including student enrollment and educational programs and services data that are disaggregated by race/ethnicity, sex, English learner, and disability.
Please look out for two emails in the winter of 2023. The first email will notify the registered contacts when the submission process for the 2021–22 CRDC will begin. The second email will provide CRDC data submission system login information prior to the opening of the system.
For technical support, please contact the CRDC PSC via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (855-255-6901), Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, excluding federal holidays. The PSC is available to answer your questions about this mandatory data collection.
CRDC Partner Support Center
Phone: (855) 255-6901
Please note that there is no need to contact the PSC multiple times—additional outreach attempts will result in a delayed response.