Other Resources for Data Governance

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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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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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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Getting the Facts Straight about Education Data

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Getting the Facts Straight about Education Data

This resource provides facts about common education data misconceptions, including the perceived federal role in data collection, sensitive student information, and FERPA.

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Student Data and Consent Policies: Avoiding Unintended Consequences

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Student Data and Consent Policies: Avoiding Unintended Consequences

Schools use data for different purposes, which have different degrees of impact on a student’s educational experience: administrative, instructional, assessment and measurement, and optional/non-educational. To the extent feasible, parental choice policies should be structured according to the use of the data in question. Parents should have more choice for activities in which opting out will […]

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Student Data Collection, Access, and Storage: Separating Fact from Fiction

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Student Data Collection, Access, and Storage: Separating Fact from Fiction

District and state data systems are constructed to ensure that individuals can access only the data that are appropriate for their role. Still, questions from the public about how these data systems work and how student privacy is protected have been increasing. A recurring concern is the feared existence of a “permanent record”—a single, lasting […]

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Roadmap to Safeguarding Student Data

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Roadmap to Safeguarding Student Data

If our destination is improved student achievement, we cannot get there without valuing and effectively using data in education. Central to reaching this goal is building trust among all those who have a stake in education that individual student data, such as attendance, course taking, grades, and test scores, are being collected for meaningful purposes […]

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