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Student Data Privacy Communications Toolkit

April 28, 2017 | The Foundation for Excellence in Education

Student Data Privacy Communications Toolkit

This student data privacy toolkit provides school districts and schools with recommendations on how to most effectively communicate with parents and other stakeholder groups about student data privacy, as well as a host of communications tools that can be used in these communications efforts. All toolkit resources are generalized for blanket use, so areas in […]

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Infographic: How Data Empowers Parents

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Infographic: How Data Empowers Parents

When parents have the right information to make decisions, students excel. But often the only information parents receive about their child’s education is through paper report cards and the occasional parent teacher conference. Better information empowers parents to provide better support, make better decisions, and be better advocates.

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How Principals Use Data: Mr. Maya’s Data-Rich Year

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

How Principals Use Data: Mr. Maya’s Data-Rich Year

When principals are empowered with data, teachers and students do better. Principals have access to more quality data than ever, on factors like student and teacher performance, professional development needs, budget and resources, student behavior, attendance, and more. Mr. Maya’s Data-Rich Year follows one principal along with his leadership staff and team of teachers (and […]

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Infographic: What Is Student Data?

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Infographic: What Is Student Data?

There are many types of data that support student learning—and they’re so much more than test scores. But individual data points don’t give the full picture needed to support the incredibly important education goals of parents, students, educators, and policymakers. See the types of data that can come together—under requirements like privacy and security—to form […]

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How Teachers Can Use Data: Ms. Bullen’s Data-Rich Year

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

How Teachers Can Use Data: Ms. Bullen’s Data-Rich Year

Teachers have access to more quality data than ever, on factors like student performance, attendance, and more. When used along with pedagogy, content knowledge, and professional judgment, these data can be used responsibly to improve outcomes for kids. This graphic follows a teacher and student through the school year to see how data help teachers, […]

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Getting the Facts Straight about Education Data

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Getting the Facts Straight about Education Data

This resource provides facts about common education data misconceptions, including the perceived federal role in data collection, sensitive student information, and FERPA.

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Federal Privacy Laws that Apply to Children and Education

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Federal Privacy Laws that Apply to Children and Education

This resource identifies federal policies that safeguard and protect the confidentiality of personal information. Although this list is not exhaustive, it highlights key federal policies related to education records, health information, and the online activities of children.

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Getting the Facts Straight about Education Data: Common Core State Standards–Associated Assessment Consortia

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Getting the Facts Straight about Education Data: Common Core State Standards–Associated Assessment Consortia

Most states have voluntarily adopted the Common Core State Standards to serve as their education expectations. To consistently and transparently measure the skills and knowledge outlined in the standards, many states have opted to join one of two assessment consortia and use the Common Core–aligned assessments they develop. As states choose to participate in these […]

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A Stoplight for Student Data Use

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

A Stoplight for Student Data Use

The foundational federal law on student privacy, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), establishes student privacy rights by restricting with whom and under what circumstances schools may share students’ personally identifiable information. This tool summarizes some of the main provisions of FERPA and related regulations and identifies when students’ personally identifiable information may […]

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FERPA 201: Data Sharing Under FERPA

April 27, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

FERPA 201: Data Sharing Under FERPA

This 30-minute course examines in greater depth and detail some of the concepts introduced to you in PTAC’s “FERPA 101” course. It provides an overview of the provisions under FERPA that relate to protecting the privacy of education data when data sharing. The course is intended to help clarify how educational agencies may share data […]

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