Civil Rights Data

What is the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC)?

The U.S. Department of Education (USED) conducts the bi-annual Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) to collect data on key education and civil rights issues in our nation’s public schools. This data collection is published nationally. 

In the past, this collection was submitted by designated staff at select Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Charter Schools in North Carolina. As of the 2011-12 school year, all districts in the nation are required to report this data on behalf of all schools to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

Beginning school year 2014-15 and forward, the NC DPI will extract the data available from state level systems for LEAs and Charter schools and upload the data to the Federal Submission Portal.

The NC DPI will only extract data elements for this collection that are already required at the state level for other reporting purposes. LEAs and Charter schools are responsible for and required to attest to the accuracy of their data and provide any remaining data elements not already collected by the state. Finally, they must certify the data collection within the Federal Submission Portal.


When is the data collected?

The CRDC is submitted to the USED every two years for the previous school year.
Collection Year Submission Year
SY 2015-2016  SY 2016-2017
SY 2017-2018  SY 2018-2019
SY 2019-2020  SY 2020-2021
SY 2021-2022  SY 2022-2023

The Federal submission window generally opens in the fall and closes within 75 business days. The submission window dates are subject to change per the OCR. LEAs and Charter schools must verify, add data and certify the collection within the 75 day time-frame.

Notification that the Federal submission period has begun will be sent from the Federal CRDC Partner Support center and from the NC DPI.

Each LEA and Charter must review the USED and CRDC requirements each submission year. This will inform the appropriate staff of the questions asked by the OCR, the federal definitions as applicable to the collection, and any special instructions for the specific data requested.


The CRDC collects a variety of information including student enrollment and education programs and services. The data is disaggregated by race/ethnicity, sex, English language learners (EL) and disability (EC/IDEA).


What information is collected?

Enrollment & School Characteristics

Enrollment & School Characteristics

Overall Enrollment


IDEA and Section 504 Interscholastic Athletics

Single Sex Classes

Staffing & Resources

Staffing & Resources

Teacher Experience

Teacher Absenteeism

Teacher Certification

School Counselors

School-level Expenditure

Pathways to College & Career

Pathways to College & Career

Early Childhood Education

Gifted & Talented

Algebra 1 Enrollment and Passing by grade 7 or 8, 9 or 10, 11 or 12

Student Retention by grade

College & Career Readiness

College & Career Readiness

Geometry: Courses & Enrollment

Algebra LI: Courses & Enrollment

Other Advanced Mathematics: Courses & Enrollment

Calculus: Courses & Enrollment

Biology: Courses & Enrollment

Chemistry: Courses & Enrollment

Physics: Courses & Enrollment

AP: Courses, Test-Taking, And Test-Passing

IB Enrollment


Discipline, Bullying & Harrassment, Restraint & Seclusion

Discipline, Bullying & Harrassment, Restraint & Seclusion

Corporal Punishment

Suspensions: In-School and Out-of-School

Expulsions: With & Without ED. Services, Zero Tolerance

Referrals to Law Enforcement & School-Related Arrests

Students Subjected to and Instances of Mechanical Restraint, Physical Restraint, and Seclusion

Bullying and Harassment on Basis of Sex, National Origin, and Disability