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The Emergence of Data Privacy Conversations and State Responses

May 19, 2019 | IHEP & Data Quality Campaign

The Emergence of Data Privacy Conversations and State Responses

State longitudinal data systems can be a powerful tool to support student success and spur equity-minded improvement throughout state education systems, but state policymakers must ensure that students’ information is safe and secure. In a case study looking at Louisiana’s efforts to secure student data, this profile illuminates some of the unintended consequences of well-intentioned […]

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SLDS Guide: Developing a Process for Managing Research Requests

April 30, 2019 | SLDS Grant Program

SLDS Guide: Developing a Process for Managing Research Requests

This guide offers information for SLDS teams and their partner agencies about establishing an appropriate process for making data available for education research. It describes how to implement a research request process based on best practices. Appendices include sample forms, letters, and documents that agencies can customize to set up a new research request process […]

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April 30, 2019 | SLDS Grant Program

Research Request Process Tool Kit

Agencies that have developed research request processes find ways to implement and adapt those processes to their organizational needs and cultures. Some agencies have used the following questions and considerations to guide the creation of their processes.

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Mitigating Data System Perceptions: Good and Bad (2015 Best Practices Conference)

April 30, 2019 | SLDS Grant Program

Mitigating Data System Perceptions: Good and Bad (2015 Best Practices Conference)

PowerPoint and worksheet from the 2015 Best Practices Conference workshop “Mitigating Data System Perceptions: Good and Bad.” Materials help identify perceptions that are barriers and aids to maximizing data system value; explore strategies that can mitigate barriers; and outline a plan for next steps.

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Report of the Student Data Privacy Task Force Presented to the General Law Committee Connecticut General Assembly

April 30, 2019 | Alexis Shore

Report of the Student Data Privacy Task Force Presented to the General Law Committee Connecticut General Assembly

This report addresses issues pertaining to the protection of student data, information, content, and records as governed under Connecticut Public Acts 16-189 (CGS §§ Chap. 170, Sect. 10-234aa – dd), 17-200, and 18-125. Appointed members of the Task Force gathered in the winter of 2019 to review the concerns that those statutes identify, as articulated […]

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Best Practices for Data Destruction

April 22, 2019 | Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Best Practices for Data Destruction

The Data Destruction Document is a best practices guide on properly destroying sensitive student data after it is no longer needed.  It details the life cycle of data and discusses various legal requirements relating to the destruction of data under FERPA, and examines a variety of methods for properly destroying data.  The guide also discusses […]

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Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities

April 19, 2019 | SETDA

Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities

With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this report was launched under the leadership of Christine Fox, SETDA’s Deputy Executive Director with guidance from SETDA’s State Action Committee, membership and private sector partners to provide a comprehensive overview of state practices related to the procurement of digital instructional materials. As part of the […]

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Teaching Impacts of Technology: Data Collection, Use, and Privacy

April 19, 2019 | UC San Diego

Teaching Impacts of Technology: Data Collection, Use, and Privacy

In this course you’ll focus on how constant data collection and big data analysis have impacted us, exploring the interplay between using your data and protecting it, as well as thinking about what it could do for you in the future. This will be done through a series of paired teaching sections, exploring a specific […]

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Thinking beyond the School Day: How Secure Data Sharing and Community Partnerships Can Improve Student Learning

April 19, 2019 | Data Quality Campaign

Thinking beyond the School Day: How Secure Data Sharing and Community Partnerships Can Improve Student Learning

Learning doesn’t end at 3 p.m. or in June, and neither should data-driven support for students. Communities across the country are recognizing out-of-school time (OST) programs as key partners to provide students not only important enrichment and academic services but also targeted supports and expanded learning opportunities. This policy brief highlights the value of school-community […]

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