Other Resources for Data Use Examples

K-12 Privacy Curriculum Matrix for Students

May 12, 2017 | iKeepSafe

K-12 Privacy Curriculum Matrix for Students

This curriculum is aimed at bringing students to a better understanding of the consequences of exposing their own personal information and to help them understand the importance of respecting the privacy of others.

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Creating a Healthy Digital Environment for 21st Century Learners

May 12, 2017 | iKeepSafe

Creating a Healthy Digital Environment for 21st Century Learners

This case study offers the example of the Ventura County Office of Education and how they prioritized protecting personally identifiable information, passwords, network security, and data shared with third parties. It is no longer feasible for school districts to wait for an attack, breach, or mistake in data privacy to repair the security fabric of the […]

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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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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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Foster Care and Education Q&A

May 11, 2017 | American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, Education Law Center, and Juvenile Law Center

Foster Care and Education Q&A

This Q&A document addresses how recent changes to FERPA can help child welfare agencies gain access to school records.

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Capacity Enablers and Barriers for Learning Analytics: Implications for Policy and Practice

May 10, 2017 | Alliance for Excellent Education

Capacity Enablers and Barriers for Learning Analytics: Implications for Policy and Practice

Data dashboards are based on the idea that numerous individual performance indicators, such as academic achievement and leadership, correct the shortcomings of accountability systems that rely on a single test score or combine indicators into a difficult-to-interpret index. The report offers policy recommendations to help states and districts to develop data dashboards that provide the […]

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Data Dashboard: Accounting for What Matters

May 10, 2017 | Alliance for Excellent Education

Data Dashboard: Accounting for What Matters

The report offers policy recommendations to help states and districts to develop data dashboards that provide the right indicators for their students and teachers and set realistic goals once indicators are in place.

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Five Ways Community Organizations Can Ensure Effective and Responsible Data Use

May 10, 2017 | Strive Together

Five Ways Community Organizations Can Ensure Effective and Responsible Data Use

Data informed decision-making is a central tenet of cradle to career collective impact efforts, neighborhood-based strategies, community schools initiatives, and other outcomes-focused community-based organizations. The ability of community organizations to access student-level data from schools is critical to understanding what is working and what actions are leading to improved outcomes. To ensure student protection and […]

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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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