Other Resources for Data-Driven Decisionmaking

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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Improving Student Outcomes with Advanced Analytics

May 9, 2017 | SAS Institute Inc.

Improving Student Outcomes with Advanced Analytics

This paper argues that educators must recognize the need to treat students holistically through: • Meeting the academic needs of students regardless of where they are. That is, developing low-achieving students, supporting middle-range students, and challenging high-level students. • Ensuring progress each year by every student. Growth is not about every student reaching the same […]

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EdTech Next – Emerging technology for K–12 education

May 9, 2017 | Consortium for School Networking

EdTech Next – Emerging technology for K–12 education

The real innovation in learning analytics, and the focus of this July 2014 EdTechNext report, is the emerging application of data in much more granular, learner-centric ways. Student-level data can provide a window into individual student learning in real time or through more deliberate data mining. With good tools and expertise, educators and data scientists […]

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The Importance of Disaggregating Student Data

May 9, 2017 | National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention

The Importance of Disaggregating Student Data

This brief provides an overview of the value of disaggregating data, common areas of data to disaggregate, examples of how disaggregated data has been used, limitations of disaggregating data, particularly data describing students.

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Protecting K-12 Student Privacy in a Digital Age

April 28, 2017 | The Foundation for Excellence in Education

Protecting K-12 Student Privacy in a Digital Age

Targeted to state policymakers and their advisors and grounded in new data commissioned by ExcelinEd on parent views about technology and student data privacy, the purpose of this paper is threefold: to shed light on the context for the privacy of student data as an issue and on parental concerns more specifically; to provide a […]

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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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