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Office for Civil Rights School District File, 1971 [United States]: School Desegregation Database (ICPSR 3531) RSS

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Summary:

This file, part of a data collection effort carried out annually from 1968-1974 to look at issues of school desegregation, contains selected school district-level racial and ethnic data about students and staff for the academic year 1971-1972. The data were collected using OCR Form OS/CR 101. Each district record for each separate year of the series is identical, containing fields for all district data elements surveyed in every year. Where a particular item was not surveyed for a specific year, its corresponding field is zero (for numeric fields) or blank (for alphanumeric fields). Counts of students in various racial and ethnic groups are provided and then further categorized across additional dimensions, including whether resident or non-resident, emotionally disturbed, physically or learning disabled, or requiring special education. Other categories include school-age children in public and non-public schools or not in school, dropouts, and those expelled or suspended. Racial and ethnic counts of full-time classroom teachers and full-time instructional staff are also supplied. Other variables focus on the number of schools in the district that used ability grouping, whether a district had single-sex schools, whether students of different sexes were required to take different courses, the number of students whose language was not English, whether bilingual instruction was used, the number of schools being newly built or modified to increase capacity, the racial composition of new schools, and whether there was litigation.

Series: Office for Civil Rights Surveys Series

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Citation

U.S. Dept. of Education, Office for Civil Rights. OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS SCHOOL DISTRICT FILE, 1971 [UNITED STATES]: SCHOOL DESEGREGATION DATABASE. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, Office for Civil Rights [producer], 1972. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. doi:10.3886/ICPSR03531.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   bilingual education, civil rights, disabilities, discrimination, elementary schools, ethnic groups, high schools, minorities, race, racial integration, school attendance, school desegregation, school districts, school dropouts, special needs students, students, teachers

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1971--1972

Date of Collection:  

  • 1972

Universe:   School districts in the United States during 1971-1972.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook and data collection instrument are provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

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Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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