The U.S. Department of Education requires that ethnicity and race be collected separately using a specific two-part question, presented in a specific order. Respondents may select only one category for ethnicity but may select multiple designations for race. Both parts of the question must be answered.
Please self-identify your own ethnicity and race. If you decline to provide this information, the TPCP will employ observer identification as a last resort to gather the information.
Thank you for your assistance with this data collection.
TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY
Texas Public School Student/Staff Ethnicity and Race Data Questionnaire
The United States Department of Education (USDE) requires all state and local education institutions to collect data on ethnicity and race for students and staff. This information is used for state and federal accountability reporting as well as for reporting to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
School district staff and parents or guardians of students enrolling in school are requested to provide this information. If you decline to provide this information, please be aware that the USDE requires school districts to use observer identification as a last resort for collecting the data for federal reporting.
Please answer both parts of the following questions on the student’s or staff member’s ethnicity and race. United States Federal Register (71 FR 44866)