The U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has released the 2017-18 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). The CRDC is a collection of data related to OCR’s civil rights enforcement responsibilities at Pre-K through 12th grade levels.
The data, which are self-reported by 17,604 public school districts and 97,632 public schools and educational programs, have been collected and published biennially by OCR since 1968.
Among the data collected is information on enrollment, various advanced placement and math courses offered, and gifted and talented programs, as well as data on school characteristics.
In addition, OCR released two briefs on the use of restraint and seclusion on students with disabilities and sexual violence in K-12 schools: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/restraint-and-seclusion.pdf and https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/sexual-violence.pdf.
The full CRDC data set is available at: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/2017-18-crdc-data.zip.