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Ensuring Equity in ESSA: The Role of N-Size in Subgroup Accountability

May 10, 2017 | Alliance for Excellent Education

Ensuring Equity in ESSA: The Role of N-Size in Subgroup Accountability

This report recommends that states set their n-size as low as possible (ten or fewer students) to maximize the number of student subgroups created. This will ensure that states identify student subgroups with low academic performance and/or low high school graduation rates and provide targeted interventions to support the schools those students attend. Specifically, states should not require a […]

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Capacity Enablers and Barriers for Learning Analytics: Implications for Policy and Practice

May 10, 2017 | Alliance for Excellent Education

Capacity Enablers and Barriers for Learning Analytics: Implications for Policy and Practice

Data dashboards are based on the idea that numerous individual performance indicators, such as academic achievement and leadership, correct the shortcomings of accountability systems that rely on a single test score or combine indicators into a difficult-to-interpret index. The report offers policy recommendations to help states and districts to develop data dashboards that provide the […]

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Apple Parent Guide to Privacy

May 10, 2017 | Apple

Apple Parent Guide to Privacy

This guide is designed to help parents and guardians understand how Apple helps protect the privacy of your student’s information. Our goal is to provide the best tools for learning, while making sure our technology works in ways that protect your student’s privacy and keep their data safe.

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Privacy and Student Data: An Overview of Federal Laws Impacting Student Information Collected Through Networked Technologies

May 10, 2017 | Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Privacy and Student Data: An Overview of Federal Laws Impacting Student Information Collected Through Networked Technologies

The purpose of this document is to provide schools, parents and students alike with an overview of some of the laws that may apply as schools begin to use networked services to help educate students. All of the relevant statutes – and particularly FERPA – are complex and are the subjects of large bodies of […]

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Student Privacy and Ed Tech (K-12) Research Briefing

May 10, 2017 | Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Student Privacy and Ed Tech (K-12) Research Briefing

Foundational changes at the intersection of technology, society, law, and behavior are disrupting and energizing large institutions, impacting the educational technologies and student privacy landscape at lightning speed. Greater levels of connectivity and participation are raising questions about how best to navigate new types of learning environments, how best to engage in data-driven decision-making, and […]

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Youth Perspectives on Tech in Schools: From Mobile Devices to Restrictions and Monitoring

May 10, 2017 | Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Youth Perspectives on Tech in Schools: From Mobile Devices to Restrictions and Monitoring

This research brief is a contribution by the Youth and Media team at the Berkman Center to its Student Privacy Initiative, which seeks to explore the opportunities and challenges that may arise as educational institutions adopt cloud computing technologies. In order to understand the implications of cloud services for student privacy more holistically, it might […]

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Student Privacy and Cloud Computing at the District Level: Next Steps and Key Issues

May 10, 2017 | Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Student Privacy and Cloud Computing at the District Level: Next Steps and Key Issues

This report offers recommended next steps and prioritizes open issues in the K-12 edtech space, with a special emphasis on two topics: (1) law and policy and (2) norms, values, attitudes, and practices, as well as an overarching eye to opportunities for collaboration. It builds from and reflects upon a conversation co-organized by the the […]

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