Basic Concepts and Definitions for Privacy and Confidentiality in Student Education Records

Organization: National Center for Education Statistics
Published: November 1, 2010

This brief is intended to be useful for anyone responsible for the development, maintenance, protection, or use of student record data. This brief discusses basic concepts and definitions that establish a common set of terms related to the protection of personally identifiable information, especially in education records. SLDS Technical Briefs are intended to provide “best practices” for consideration by states developing Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems.