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SLDS Data Use Standards – Standards in Practice

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

SLDS Data Use Standards – Standards in Practice

This resource is intended to inform pre- and in-service educator training programs. The language is purposefully nontechnical to make it accessible for educators.

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Privacy Classifications for Washington State’s Data

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Privacy Classifications for Washington State’s Data

States are increasingly under pressure to balance privacy concerns with the need to collect education data. This brief details how the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction classified its educational records according to state policy and how the Common Education Data Standards and associated tools assisted in that process.

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Privacy and Security in Early Childhood Data Use

May 21, 2017 | Privacy Technical Assistance Center

Privacy and Security in Early Childhood Data Use

This presentation discusses key privacy issues in using data in early childhood, how to use early childhood data from planning through sustainability, the impact of FERPA & HIPAA, and tools for states to inform data use. The toolkit is designed to be used by states to gain an understanding of the privacy considerations for the state’s intended […]

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Mitigating Data System Misconceptions

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Mitigating Data System Misconceptions

At the March 2015 Best Practices Conference, SLDS and Workforce Data Quality Initiative grantees shared some common misconceptions heard from various stakeholders, including legislators, parents, privacy advocates, and educators. Despite the variability in factors such as states’ political environments, population size, and progress with their data systems, many common themes emerged. This document shares those […]

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The Top 10: Student Privacy News (April – May 2017)

May 17, 2017 | Amelia Vance

The Top 10: Student Privacy News (April – May 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 Top 10 A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill that would overturn a federal prohibition on tracking the […]

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