addition to the suggestions above that selected findings be published in the department’s annual Condition of Education report and that survey data might be part of the PBDMI process, OCR should consider requesting funds to continue and expand its data reporting efforts so that it could at least conduct simple analyses of the survey data during the year they become available. OCR should also consider publishing the findings in ways that would allow people to examine trends over time. Also, with the emphasis now being placed on the accountability provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act, OCR should consider posting on its website a full report of tabulations of the data showing how opportunities to learn are allocated to students of different backgrounds. This would allow analysts to balance the testing outcome data from the act with solid information about access to learning opportunities and resources described by the E&S survey.

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