The federal Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) provides unique insights into the current status of special education across the nation. Conducted every two years, the CRDC collects data from every public school in the nation regarding key issues including but not limited to overall enrollment and key demographics such as eligibility for special education, race, and gender, educational environment, and discipline and provides researchers with a rich data-set to examine in order to understand current as well as longitudinal trends that capture the experiences of students with disabilities. The Center’s bi-annual analyses help to identify trend data on these key indicators and introduces additional information (e.g., enrollment variance by gender and by race, and the impact of charter legal status on presented indicators) and builds on the existing list of identified specialized charter schools from year to year.
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The interactive data visualization is an additional resource on the state of special education in charter schools and traditional public schools, as seen from the analysis of the CRDC and IDEA data collected by the U.S. Department of Education.