Office for Civil Rights (OCR) School Discipline Data Webinar

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General overview on the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Data Collection on School Discipline released in November of 2016 and instructions on how to navigate the OCR website and find specific school discipline data for your State and District.

Overview:

1. Why the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) and how to use as an advocacy tool?

2. Overview of CRDC Website and accessing local information 

3. Identifying discipline disparities and other issues within the data

4. Closing and next steps

5. Sample Advocacy Tools 


You can find the webinar presentation here

You can also find OCR's updated data analysis tools on their website here

Here’s a cheat sheet on what you can do with the three tools:
 
Comparison Graphs and Data
 
  • Compare up to 12 individual schools, districts (or LEAs), or states
  • For each one, rates are also compared to national rates for that category of discipline
  • You have the option of generating a bar graph (default) or a table
  • You can export data in Excel (from table option)
Detail Graphs and Data
  • Similar to comparison graphs and data
  • Limited to comparing two schools, districts (or LEAs), or states
  • A much more detailed comparison (includes subcategories and interactive options)
  • But does not allow you to compare to national rates
  • You have the option of generating a bar graph (default) or a table
  • You can export data in Excel (from table option)
Outcome Calculator
  • Allows you to compare rates of ethnic/racial groups vs. whites
  • Can select up to 250 schools or districts (LEAs)
  • Focuses on OSS and expulsions, not law enforcement data
  • Generates tables only (no graphs)
  • Can export table into Excel
 
For more help, consult these two PowerPoints from our members ACLU of Pennsylvania or their webpage on Using Data.
 
https://www.aclupa.org/files/1614/8224/8787/ED_CRDC_Presentation.pdf
 
https://www.aclupa.org/files/7814/8071/2698/2016_CRDC_Webinar_Slides.pdf