By Kathy Riese
January 9, 2017

The following was posted to PSUG today.  If contains some important information for those of us doing the CRDC reporting.

Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) to begin February 6
    Posted by: BKitterman
    Date: Mon Jan 9, 2017 9:47 am ((PST))


 We are pleased to announce that beginning on February 6, 2017, the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) submission system for the 2015–16 school year will open to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs).  To ensure system performance is maintained, the 2015–16 CRDC will have staggered open and close dates based on region. The open and close dates, and states associated with each region, are listed below.  Each region has the standard 75 calendar days from their assigned open date to submit data. 
 Phase 1: East Coast LEAs: Opening February 6, 2017 and closing April 24, 2017 
 States included in this region: CT, DE, FL, GA, IN, ME, MD, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, VT, VA, DC, and WV 
 Phase 2: Central LEAs: Opening February 8, 2017 and closing April 26, 2017 
 States included in this region: AL, AR, IL, IA, KS, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, NE, ND, OK, SD, TN, TX, and WI 
 Phase 3: West Coast (Including Mountain, Alaska, and Hawaii) LEAs: Opening February 10, 2017 and closingApril 28, 2017 
 States included in this region: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, and WY 
The submission system will open to a select number of State Educational Agencies (SEAs) that are assisting their LEAs with the 2015–16 school year data submission on January 17, 2017.  Participating SEAs and LEAs have been notified. 
 On the day of your assigned submission open date, all identified Superintendents, Primary Points of Contact and Alternate Points of Contact will receive an email containing their username and web link to verify their account and create a password in the CRDC submission system.  We strongly encourage you to add the following Internet domain names to your trusted senders list as soon as possible.  This will ensure that email correspondence are not categorized as spam. 
 Please take the following steps to add these email addresses to your trusted senders list. Contact your IT department for assistance in adding email addresses to your trusted senders list. 
 Select Actions from the toolbar at the top of the screen. 
 Select Junk E-mail. 
 Select Junk E-mail Options. 
 Click the Safe Sender tab. 
 Click Add. 
 Type in the email address you wish to add to your safe sender list. 
 Click OK. 
 Over the course of the data submission period, the CRDC Partner Support Center (PSC) will distribute emails on a regular basis from multiple electronic mailing lists.  These messages will contain important information related to the data submission, including tips to help make the data submission process as easy as possible and keep you updated on your district’s progress.   The following documents are also available to help you prepare for the CRDC: 
 How to Create Additional User Accounts: communities/pdc/documents/7735 
 Complete List of Data Elements for the 2015-16 Collection: communities/pdc/documents/5076 
 Data Topics by Collection Timeframe: communities/pdc/documents/5240 
 Screenshots of the Data Submission System: communities/pdc/documents/7210 
 How to Organize Data Submissions: communities/pdc/documents/5592 
 Data Collection Template, School Form (in MS Excel format): communities/pdc/documents/5786 
 Data Collection Template, LEA Form (in MS Excel format): communities/pdc/documents/5787 
 To access additional resources such as instructional videos, collection templates, technical assistance documents and data tips to assist in the submission of data, please visit the CRDC Resource Center at 
 If your school district has questions regarding this mandatory data collection, please contact the CRDC PSC.  The CRDC PSC provides technical assistance to school districts on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education.  The PSC is available for questions between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET.  When contacting the PSC, please have your 7 digit LEA identifier readily available. 
 Thank you, 
 CRDC Partner Support Center 
Telephone: 855-255-6901 
 Fax: 888-329-3336 
E-mail: crdc@... mailto:crdc@... 
 CRDC Resource Center: