In response to a request for comments from the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) on the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), AERA is urging OCR to expand the data elements it collects. The CRDC includes data on various educational indicators related to access and equity. The Department of Education has proposed adding new fields on school discipline, juvenile justice education, and aggregate salaries of school staff, among other indicators.
“Expanding the collection of data on bullying harassment, school discipline, and juvenile justice education, would further facilitate important research in these areas,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “This information, which needs to be collected in ways that minimize the burden placed on schools and districts, is critical to the development and implementation of science-based policies and practices.”
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The report’s key recommendations included: