2022-2023 Data Collection

After conversations with principals, superintendents and higher education professionals across the country, NCEA updated the 2022-2023 Databank collection process, including deleting some questions and adding new questions. Most of the new questions are yes or no and should minimally increase the time to complete the report.

We will continue to have the option to collect school and diocesan data through FACTS’ DART system. For schools not using FACTS, schools will continue to send their data to their diocese and dioceses will submit their data through Excel. When using the Excel form, please do not delete the individual rows on the “Elementary” and “Secondary” tabs. This will allow NCEA to create a longitudinal school-level database to better understand trends across the country. We appreciate your efforts in collecting this valuable data.

We created two short videos explaining how to fill out the forms for schools and dioceses. If you have more questions, please email the data and research team at databank@ncea.org.

Important Dates

  • September 16, 2022 – All numbers should be the actual count as of this date
  • September 30, 2022 – School report sent to diocesan office or submitted in FACTS
  • November 1, 2022 – Diocesan report sent to NCEA office through FACTS or Excel to databank@ncea.org.

Changes to the Survey

  • Collecting all data through FACTS and Excel and will be looking for both school-level and diocesan-level data for the first time.
  • Rewording the retention questions and asking for breakdown by elementary and secondary schools:
    • How many teachers were employed in the 2021-22 school year?
    • How many teachers did NOT return for the 2022-23 school year?
    • How many principals were employed in the 2021-22 school year?
    • How many principals did NOT return for the 2022-23 school year?
  • For breakout by staff type for both elementary and secondary schools, adding Librarians
  • Editing “Do you have a board, commission or council?” to ask “What type of board does your school have?”
    • Advisory
    • Consultative
    • Limited Jurisdiction
    • Full Authority
    • No board
  • Editing special education question to “Number of students with a diagnosed disability (i.e., ADD/ADHD, Autism, Emotional/behavioral, hearing impairments, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, speech/language impairments, visual impairments)”
  • Removing “Number of students who are eligible for Title I services”; but still asking about those who receive Title I-IV services.

Information for Schools

School Summary Report Form

School Excel Form

U.S. Census Bureau Race and Ethnicity Reporting

School Video Explanation of Form

Information for Dioceses

Dioceses will have the option to submit their data through Excel to databank@ncea.org or through FACTS. All reports are due to NCEA on November 1, 2022.

Diocesan Summary Report Form

Diocesan Excel Form    

U.S. Census Bureau Race and Ethnicity Reporting

Diocesan Video Explanation of Form

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