Other Resources for Data Use Examples

Cyber-Security in Today’s K-12 Environment

April 7, 2019 | Council of the Great City Schools

Cyber-Security in Today’s K-12 Environment

This resource, produced by Member Districts of the Council of the Great City Schools, is intended to guide school administrators and educators to design a comprehensive security program with student privacy in mind.

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Research and Data Requests at Fayette County Public Schools

April 7, 2019 | Fayette County Public Schools

Research and Data Requests at Fayette County Public Schools

In an effort to increase transparency, improve efficiency, and enhance the quality and value of research conducted in and with their schools, the Office of Grants, Research, Accountability, and Data (GRAD) has prepared the following guidance to assist prospective researchers seeking to work with our district. Please review the requirements below prior to submitting a research request.

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FERPA Interactive Whiteboard

April 5, 2019 | Teach Privacy

FERPA Interactive Whiteboard

The FERPA Interactive Whiteboard (~5.5 minutes) is a highly-interactive computer-based module that succinctly summarizes the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  This module is an ideal tool for quick and effective FERPA training.

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An Introduction to Data Ethics

April 5, 2019 | Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

An Introduction to Data Ethics

This introductory ethics module for data science courses includes a reading, homework assignments, and case studies, all designed to spark a conversation about ethical issues that students will face in their role as data practitioners. No training in ethical theory, applied ethics, or philosophy is required for either the instructor or the students as they […]

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To Advance Learning, Addressing Privacy Fears Is Essential

January 22, 2019 | Alexis Shore

To Advance Learning, Addressing Privacy Fears Is Essential

Too often, debates about students’ privacy are conducted within an isolated context of digital privacy law, instead of where they really belong––within discussions about improving teaching and learning. Parents are becoming more worried about students’ privacy because they hear a lot about risks and not enough about how students’ information can advance teaching and learning. […]

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Easy Tips for Keeping Student Data Safe When Taking Your Work Home

January 9, 2019 | Alexis Shore

Easy Tips for Keeping Student Data Safe When Taking Your Work Home

Cloud services make it easy: save your document to the cloud and access it from work the next day, without the hassle of emailing yourself files or carrying around a flash drive. But are they a safe way to store grades or confidential student data? To help you keep student data safe and avoid getting into trouble with your IT department (or worse!), let’s compare cloud service designed for consumer use vs. those services contracted by your school or district.

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Integrating Research Results into Decisionmaking

June 26, 2017 | SLDS State Support Team, U.S. Department of Education

Integrating Research Results into Decisionmaking

This presentation is intended to assist states with the integration of research findings from the SLDS into decisionmaking. It provides processes and strategies for integrating relevant research results into state and local decisionmaking to inform policy and practice changes.

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How Can Teachers and Schools Use Data Effectively?

May 21, 2017 | National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

How Can Teachers and Schools Use Data Effectively?

Over the past decade, educational policymakers have consistently called for data use. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, with its emphasis on annual progress in students’ achievement scores and quantitative evidence for school decisions, included a mandate for so-called “data-driven decision making.” More recently, the Obama administration designated building data systems that […]

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Teachers’ Ability to Use Data to Inform Instruction: Challenges and Supports

May 21, 2017 | US Department of Education

Teachers’ Ability to Use Data to Inform Instruction: Challenges and Supports

Part I of this report describes the responses that 50 individual teachers and 72 small groups gave to the data scenario questions. The teachers interviewed are not a nationally representative sample, but they do provide a detailed initial look at how these particular teachers think about student data in schools that were thought to be […]

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