ERIC Number: ED351380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Office for Civil Rights Survey Redesign: A Feasibility Survey. Contractor Report. Statistical Analysis Report.
Mansfield, Wendy; Farris, Elizabeth
This report provides results of a Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The OCR wanted input for their decision-making process on possible modifications to their biennial survey of a national sample of public school districts (PSDs). The survey, the Elementary and Secondary School Civil Rights Survey (E&S Survey), provides OCR offices with information about compliance review and source material for investigations. Findings from the FRSS survey in 1991 are reported, providing information on data maintained by PSDs in the areas of school discipline, special academic programs, special populations, and information systems. Survey information came from over 800 school district superintendents. Highlight information includes: (1) over 90 percent of the PSDs administer in-school and out-of-school suspensions and expulsions; (2) 30 percent of the PSDs administer corporal punishment; (3) about 80 percent of the PSDs offer gifted and talented programs; (4) almost 75 percent of the PSDs classify biracial students as a single race or ethnicity; and (5) 30 percent of the PSDs currently have an automated and integrated student record system. Information is given about the types of reports districts are capable of making. Fifteen graphs illustrate the findings, and 22 tables present data from the study. Appendix A contains the E&S Survey, and Appendix B presents the questionnaire sent to superintendents. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Compliance (Legal), Corporal Punishment, Decision Making, Discipline, Ethnicity, Expulsion, Information Systems, National Surveys, Public Schools, Questionnaires, Racial Differences, Recordkeeping, Research Methodology, School Districts, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Superintendents, Suspension
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Schools Civil Rights Survey; Fast Response Survey System; Office for Civil Rights