DQC Comments on Proposed Changes to Civil Rights Data Collection

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DQC Comments on Proposed Changes to Civil Rights Data Collection

Data is most useful when, through multiple indicators, it provides a clear picture of opportunities for all students. The Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), long considered the best source of information on inequities in education, should deliver on its promise to ensure that parents and other stakeholders have the information they need to identify and ameliorate inequities in opportunities for students. As the Department decides on next steps for the CRDC, it will be important to maintain a robust set of indicators, provide information broken down by different student groups, and explore ways the state can partner with districts to reduce burden and provide high-quality CRDC information.