Other Resources for Data Governance

2016 Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy

May 12, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

2016 Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy

The Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy was developed as a resource for state and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs) to use in assisting school staff in protecting the confidentiality of student data in instructional and administrative practices. SEAs and LEAs may also find this guide useful in developing privacy programs and related professional […]

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Forum Guide to Supporting Data Access for Researchers: An SEA Perspective

May 12, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Forum Guide to Supporting Data Access for Researchers: An SEA Perspective

The primary audiences for this document are data policymakers and managers in SEAs who are generally responsible for managing and responding to requests for data. An additional important audience for this resource is the research community that submits data requests to SEAs. Data requests come from diverse sources, ranging from members of the research community […]

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

May 12, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

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

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 […]

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Building a Student-Level Data System

May 12, 2017 | Center for American Progress

Building a Student-Level Data System

This report examines a provision added to the Higher Education Act in 2008 which prohibits the Department of Education from creating a new database of information that collects individual-level data on all students enrolled in higher education.  The report argues that ending this ban would provide significant benefits to institutions, states, students, consumers, and the federal government. And […]

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Tattoos, Tickets, and Other Tawdry Behavior: How Universities Use Federal Law to Hide Their Scandals,

May 12, 2017 | Cardozo Law Review

Tattoos, Tickets, and Other Tawdry Behavior: How Universities Use Federal Law to Hide Their Scandals,

This article hopes to argue for a change in the dynamic that means schools’ inverted resort to FERPA is not truly to advance “student privacy,” but rather a convenient defense to salvage the school’s own reputation.  It argues that athletics are simply too profitable to provide open records access, and FERPA is being used to protect athletic departments […]

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Applications of Student Data in Higher Education Issues and Ethical Considerations

May 12, 2017 | Ithaka S+R

Applications of Student Data in Higher Education Issues and Ethical Considerations

This report focuses on the applications strand which sought to yield further insight into: the main areas of focus and most promising types of applications for the postsecondary community over the next few years ; a shared understanding of issues (for example, data types or methodologies) that may warrant additional ethical consideration; the potential for guiding principles […]

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May 12, 2017 | Educause

Managing Data Risk in Student Success Systems

Student success has come into sharp focus for higher education. New models have emerged in response to outcome-based funding at the state level and a completion agenda at the national level. Integrated planning and advising services (IPAS) systems show promise for improving student success and college completion rates, but IPAS use of student and institutional […]

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Understanding Information Security and Privacy in Postsecondary Education Data Systems

May 12, 2017 | Educause

Understanding Information Security and Privacy in Postsecondary Education Data Systems

This paper outlines the information security and privacy challenges that exist within the national postsecondary education data infrastructure. It also introduces key language related to information security and privacy in order to provide a common lexicon to frame data protection discussions, describes the general technology architectures considered in the national postsecondary education data infrastructure, summarizes […]

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Failed Justifications: Why Privacy and Federalism Do Not Support the Ban on a Federal Unit-Record System

May 12, 2017 | Georgetown Law Journal

Failed Justifications: Why Privacy and Federalism Do Not Support the Ban on a Federal Unit-Record System

This article suggests that the ban on a federal unit-record system cannot be supported by appeals to either privacy or federalism. Because these arguments were not fully developed by the opponents of the unit-record system and were not even explicit in the case of federalism concerns it is useful to consider legal and normative arguments within each […]

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