This page provides data summaries across a series of school-justice data collections for the State of Massachusetts.
- Click on a title of a data collection below to view a description of that collection, find a link to view more information about that collection, and a link to Massachusetts’ data.
- Click here to download a complete file with Massachusetts data for each collection (PDF).
OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The CRDC collects data on key education and civil rights issues in our nation's public schools for use by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), other Department of Education offices, and other policymakers and researchers. This data collection provides information about students in public elementary and secondary schools on a variety of indicators, including enrollment, access to educational programs or services, and academic proficiency results. The information is disaggregated, or broken out, by factors including race, ethnicity, sex, and disability. Data included in this packet highlight measures related to discipline and arrests.
OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION
OJJDP collects a variety of data focused on both juvenile crime and victimization, and youths involved in the juvenile justice system. The National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) has developed a statistical briefing book, which enables users to access online information via OJJDP's website to provide timely and reliable statistical information. The profiles in this packet provide a quick snapshot of state and national juvenile populations, juvenile victims, arrests, and youths in corrections, as well as national profile maps.
OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
The OSEP data collection is maintained by the Data Accountability Center (DAC). Federal data for each state are collected annually by state in relation to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Parts B and C. Areas of data collection include educational environments, discipline, student assessment, dispute resolution, and students’ exiting programs. These data are collected by disability category, race/ethnicity, gender, and limited English proficiency (LEP) status at the state education agency, local education agency, and school levels. The profiles in this packet are aggregate national-level data, so every state team has the same dataset.
OFFICE OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
The National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk (NDTAC) prepares State Fast-Facts Pages for the U.S. Department of Education and grantees of the Title I, Part D, Subpart 1, State Agency Programs. Fifty states, along with Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, receive funds under Subpart 1. The longitudinal data provided on these pages highlights grantees’ funding, student demographics, and key academic outcomes for children and youths who are neglected or delinquent and enrolled in these programs. The four key academic outcomes featured also are used to track Title I, Part D, program performance and are of particular importance to grantees and the U.S. Department of Education.
THE YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEY
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is administered through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Results from the survey provide data on health-risk behaviors among ninth- through 12th-grade students in the United States, including behaviors that contribute to injuries and violence, alcohol or other drug use, tobacco use, sexual risk behaviors, unhealthy dietary behaviors, and physical inactivity. YRBS also measures the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youths and young adults. The profiles in this packet present the trends in the prevalence of behaviors that contribute to violence on school property as well as national profile maps for the most current year available.