OCR Releases New Information Estimating Results of State and National Civil Rights Data

To help prevent civil rights violations, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) collects and samples data concerning civil rights at the school and district levels. OCR has recently released new information to delineate where schools and districts are making great progress and where they are lagging. The state and national data is based on a sample collection of data from 7,000 districts and 72,000 schools from the 2009–2010 school year. The technical notes provide some caveats and considerations users should consider when using the data. This information is in addition to the earlier released school- and district-level data and a document analyzing some of the same sample data.