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Building a Trusted Environment for Education Technology Products

April 28, 2017 | The Foundation for Excellence in Education

Building a Trusted Environment for Education Technology Products

This paper focuses on the roles and responsibilities of service providers, including education and technology companies, with respect to student data privacy. This paper highlights the reasons why companies should increase their engagement in student data privacy issues, and it suggests high-level tactics and best practices for how to do so. Insights and advice are […]

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Fundamental Student Data Privacy Principles

April 28, 2017 | The Foundation for Excellence in Education

Fundamental Student Data Privacy Principles

A framework of seven fundamental student data privacy principles as a resource for states to think about the complex issues, laws and regulations surrounding student data privacy.

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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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Supporting Data Use While Protecting the Privacy, Security and Confidentiality of Student Information

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Supporting Data Use While Protecting the Privacy, Security and Confidentiality of Student Information

This publication outlines three overarching responsibilities of state policymakers to protect the privacy, security and confidentiality of students’ personally identifiable information and a series of questions about state policies and practices for state officials responsible for the stewardship of student data and state data systems to both protect student data and maximize their use to […]

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U.S. Department of Education Final FERPA Regulations: Advisory and Overview

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

U.S. Department of Education Final FERPA Regulations: Advisory and Overview

This overview and analysis of the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) finalized regulations to clarify and update the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), prepared by Education Counsel LLC for the DQC, examines the extent to which they provide much-needed clarity to states to both use data for continuous improvement and protect the […]

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Video: Who Uses Student Data?

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Video: Who Uses Student Data?

Most personal student information stays local. Districts, states, and the federal government all collect data about students for important purposes like informing instruction and providing information to the public. But the type of data collected, and who can access them, is different at each point. Watch how student data—from schools to the US Department of […]

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