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Civil Rights Data Collection - OMB Clearance Packages

SY 2021-2022 OMB Clearance Package

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) just released a new OMB Clearance Package for the proposed Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) for SY 2021-2022.

Federal Register Number: 2021-25246

OCR is proposing some changes for the 2021−22 CRDC, including the restoration of data elements previously retired that will allow ED to identify and address any inequities in students’ access to educational opportunities.  OCR also proposes the addition of new optional and required data elements as well as revisions to data elements to improve the accuracy of data submitted by schools and school districts.  The proposed additions are reflective of new data elements that OCR considers to be of pressing concern, such as the extent to which schools provide virtual instruction to students during the COVID-19 pandemic.  OCR believes these are areas where additional data are needed to better inform both civil rights enforcement and the provision of technical assistance.

The 2021-22 CRDC information collection request (ICR) documents are available as both PDF and MS Word documents:

Download the Documents


Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 18, 2022.

Public comments can be submitted here.


To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use by searching the Docket ID number ED-2021-SCC-0158. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of Strategic Collections and Clearance, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, LBJ, Room 6W201, Washington, DC 20202-8240.

For Further Information Contact

For specific questions related to the collection activities, please email Rosa Olmeda or phone, (202) 245-7264.