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ERIC Number: ED520740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 120
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Forum Guide to Crime, Violence, and Discipline Incident Data. NFES 2011-806
National Forum on Education Statistics
This guide is designed for use by school, district, and state staff to improve the effectiveness of efforts to collect and use disciplinary incident data, including reporting accurate and timely incident data to the federal government. It provides recommendations on what types of data to collect, why it is critical to collect such data, and how to implement and manage an incident database. This guide reflects the judgment of experienced data managers; while there is no mandate to follow these principles, the authors hope that the contents will prove a useful reference to others in their work. Chapter 1 focuses on the use of crime, violence, and discipline data to improve school safety. Chapter 2 presents strategies for implementing an incident database, including system design, management, and training. Chapter 3 recommends a body of data elements, definitions, and code lists useful for collecting accurate and comparable data about crime, violence, and discipline. Chapter 4 offers suggestions for the effective presentation and reporting of crime, violence, and discipline data. Appendices include: (1) Federal Reporting Suggestions; (2) References and Additional Resources; and (3) Technical Assistance on Addressing Bullying Through Policy. (Contains 13 tables, 8 figures and 23 footnotes.)
National Forum on Education Statistics. 1990 K Street NW Room 9095, Washington, DC 2006. Fax: 202-502-7475; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Forum on Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VI; Gun Free Schools Act 1994; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504); Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act; Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972
IES Funded: Yes