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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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FERPA 101 For Local Education Agencies

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

FERPA 101 For Local Education Agencies

This 40-minute course will help you to understand the responsibilities of local educational agencies and educational institutions under FERPA. At the end of the course material, you’ll take a quiz that presents hypothetical situations for you to analyze. Respond correctly to move through the quiz and earn a Certificate of Completion. Note: You must create […]

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New York Data Security & Privacy Resource Center

April 27, 2017 | New York State Regional Information Centers

New York Data Security & Privacy Resource Center

This website provides context on data security and privacy issues in K-12 education, introduces NYS education law 2-d, discusses privacy challenges and concerns, and provides resources and best practices.

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The Top 10: Student Privacy News (March-April 2017)

April 13, 2017 | Amelia Vance

The Top 10: Student Privacy News (March-April 2017)

The Future of Privacy Forum tracks student privacy news very closely, and shares relevant news stories with our newsletter subscribers.* Approximately every month, we post “The Top 10,” a blog with our top student privacy stories. The Future of Privacy Forum is headed to IAPP! Next week in DC, FPF has several events happening at IAPP, […]

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Ed Tech Product Privacy Evaluations

April 6, 2017 | Common Sense Media

Ed Tech Product Privacy Evaluations

The Common Sense Privacy Ratings Initiative rates the privacy policies on ed-tech products used by schools. The privacy rating system is based on a rubric.

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Student Data Privacy Consortium Website

April 6, 2017 | Student Data Privacy Consortium

Student Data Privacy Consortium Website

The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) is a non-profit collaborative of schools, districts, regional and state agencies, policy makers, trade organizations and marketplace providers addressing tactical, real-world, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns. The Consortium develops materials, hosts events, provides membership artifacts, generates template & tools, and delivers effective practices, all through a […]

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Privacy 101 for Educators and School Officials

April 6, 2017 | Software and Information Industry Association

Privacy 101 for Educators and School Officials

On February 18, 2016, The Software and Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) co-sponsored a webinar with the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) and AASA: The School Superintendent’s Association. Over the past three years, many states have passed or implemented new student data privacy laws affecting schools, state departments […]

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Policymaking on Education Data Privacy: Lessons Learned

April 6, 2017 | National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Policymaking on Education Data Privacy: Lessons Learned

Since 2014, policymakers in almost every state have considered laws to ensure the safety of student data, and the US Congress is considering seven bills on student data privacy. At the same time, the Every Student Succeeds (ESSA) Act requires that states adopt evidence-based interventions to improve school performance. The education research to inform these […]

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