Policymakers Archive

State Student Privacy Law Compendium

May 10, 2017 | Center for Democracy and Technology

State Student Privacy Law Compendium

CDT has developed a state-by-state compendium of privacy laws relating to the collection, use, and sharing of student data. The compendium summarizes key student data privacy laws for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The compendium is accurate as of October 2016, though it may be missing certain laws or regulations. Certain definitions may […]

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Five Ways Community Organizations Can Ensure Effective and Responsible Data Use

May 10, 2017 | Strive Together

Five Ways Community Organizations Can Ensure Effective and Responsible Data Use

Data informed decision-making is a central tenet of cradle to career collective impact efforts, neighborhood-based strategies, community schools initiatives, and other outcomes-focused community-based organizations. The ability of community organizations to access student-level data from schools is critical to understanding what is working and what actions are leading to improved outcomes. To ensure student protection and […]

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CoSN Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal

May 10, 2017 | Consortium for School Networking

CoSN Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal

Developed through the collaborative insight and work of national educational leadership organizations and school systems nationwide, the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal embodies the commitment of school leadership to safeguard the digital privacy of student data. The TLE Seal is a program addressing school system student data privacy and security. It provides school system leaders with […]

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Student Privacy in Learning Analytics: An Information Ethics Perspective

May 10, 2017 | University of Wisconsin-Madison

Student Privacy in Learning Analytics: An Information Ethics Perspective

Higher education institutions have started using big data analytics tools. By gathering information about students as they navigate information systems, learning analytics employs techniques to understand student behaviors and to improve instructional, curricular, and support resources and learning environments. However, learning analytics presents important moral and policy issues surrounding student privacy. We argue that there […]

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A Report on Building the Field of Learning Analytics for Personalized Learning at Scale

May 9, 2017 | Stanford University

A Report on Building the Field of Learning Analytics for Personalized Learning at Scale

The research and associated report, conducted under the auspices of the Learning Analytics Workgroup, describe how education data could transform how students are taught; how teachers are prepared and further developed; how education research is conducted; how education-related information is used and managed; and how foundations’ funds are allocated. The report points to the ways […]

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Is Privacy a Show-stopper for Learning Analytics?

May 9, 2017 | Learning Analytics Community Exchange

Is Privacy a Show-stopper for Learning Analytics?

This review paper considers the dangers that might be raised by learning analytics. It then explores the ethical perspectives on privacy and data which are relevant to these dangers. Finally it presents and discusses a number of current proposals from institutions which propose ways of addressing privacy problems in learning analytics.

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Big Data and Analytics in K-12 Education: The Time is Right

May 9, 2017 | Center for Digital Education

Big Data and Analytics in K-12 Education: The Time is Right

This one pager discusses how detailed data about student demographics and test results isn’t easily accessible to the people who need it most — classroom teachers, principals and instructional support staff. It discusses strategies for how to find insights that teachers and schools need in order to pinpoint teaching and learning problems and identify the best […]

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Student Data Privacy: An Overview

May 9, 2017 | Data & Society Research Institute

Student Data Privacy: An Overview

Student data privacy conversations center on concerns regarding the safeguarding of data collected in educational settings. These concerns oftentimes revolve around a fear of student information being sold to third parties for targeted advertising purposes. Other concerns include the hyper surveillance of vulnerable groups of students, schools selling students’ personal details to marketing companies, and […]

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