Only 29% of high-minority schools offered calculus courses, though 55% of schools with the lowest Black and Hispanic enrollment offered calculus.
Teachers in high-minority schools were paid, on average, $2,251 less per year than their peers teaching in low-minority schools in the same district.
While Black students make up only 18% of students surveyed, Black students account for 35% of students suspended more than once and 39% of school expulsions.
56% of all 4th graders retained at the end of the 2009-2010 school year were Black.
Taken together, Black and Hispanic students represented more than 70% of total cases referred to law enforcement.
The CRDC sample acquires data about the ability of United States public schools to provide equal educational opportunities across race/ethnicity, sex, limited English proficiency, and disability categories. It includes nearly 7,000 school districts in total and accounts for 85% of all public school students in the country.
Part I data consisted of “snapshot data” depicting student enrollment and placement; it was collected between March and June 2010. Part II contains cumulative, “end-of-year results,” collected between October and December 2010.
New data items from the second round of the 2009-2010 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) include: school funding, students’ participation in algebra and other college-preparatory subjects, SAT or ACT test-taking, retention, teacher experience, teacher absenteeism, restraint/seclusion, interscholastic athletics, discipline, and the first ever report taken of school and district level bullying and harassment.
Thus far, the OCR has released 2009-2010 school- and district-level summaries; it will soon be releasing longitudinal data that explores data trends over time and state-level data summaries.