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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Compilation of School Bullying Data

From Jim Gerl's Special Education Law Blog

By Jim Gerl, Esq.
March 26, 2018

The National Center for Education Statistics of the Institute of Education Sciences has released new data about school bullying. The report includes data from the 2015 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).

The Web Tables show the extent to which students with different personal characteristics report being bullied. Estimates include responses by student characteristics: student sex, race/ethnicity, grade and household income.

The U.S. Census Bureau (Census) appended additional data from the 2013–14 Common Core of Data (CCD) and the 2013–14 Private School Universe Survey (PSS) to the SCS to show the extent to which bullying victimization is reported by students in schools with different characteristics. (2)

School characteristics appended to the file are region; sector (public or private); locale; level; enrollment size; student-to-full-time-equivalent (FTE) teacher ratio; percentage of combined American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/ Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino; students of Two or more races; and percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-priced lunch.

Not all respondents in the SCS data file could be matched to a school in the CCD or the PSS.

The tables are grouped into three sections:
  • Section 1 is an overview table, showing the number and percentage of students ages 12 through 18 who reported being bullied at school by type of bullying experienced (table 1.1).
  • Section 2 displays estimates for the reported locations in school at which bullying victimization occurred, and the percentage distribution of the frequency, type, and impacts of bullying victimization reported by students ages 12 through 18, by selected student and school characteristics (tables 2.1–2.10).
  • Section 3 displays the percentages of students who reported being bullied at school by student reports of other unfavorable school conditions; selected school security measures; criminal victimization at school; and personal fear, avoidance behaviors, fighting, and weapon carrying at school (tables 3.1–3.4).

You can read the entire 51 page report here.

Also available are data point reports on:

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