September 7, 2017 | Amelia Vance
Other Resources for Deidentification
June 7, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Ed Student Privacy Website
This website (relaunched in June 2017) provides resources on student privacy and FERPA from the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at the U.S. Department of Education. Resources are sortable by audience type.
June 5, 2017 | CoSN
Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit (v3)
The CoSN Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit supports School Systems in understanding the issues that arise when navigating student data privacy responsibilities, including the selection and use of an online service provider. The original version of this document focused on key requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s […]
May 12, 2017 | iKeepSafe
Personal Information Protections By Law (Protected PII Table)
This chart provides an overview of what types of personally identifiable information are protected by various federal and state student privacy laws.
May 10, 2017 | Alliance for Excellent Education
Ensuring Equity in ESSA: The Role of N-Size in Subgroup Accountability
This report recommends that states set their n-size as low as possible (ten or fewer students) to maximize the number of student subgroups created. This will ensure that states identify student subgroups with low academic performance and/or low high school graduation rates and provide targeted interventions to support the schools those students attend. Specifically, states should not require a […]
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.
April 28, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education
Data De-identification: An Overview of Basic Terms
This document is intended to assist educational agencies and institutions with maintaining compliance with privacy and confidentiality requirements under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) by reviewing basic terminology used to describe data de-identification (see de-identification below) as well as related concepts and approaches. In addition to defining and clarifying the distinction among […]
April 27, 2017 | EDUCAUSE
HEISC Information Security Guide
Campus leaders are grappling with how to effectively manage and understand challenges and issues associated with information security. They also have an interest in knowing how other campuses are handling information security risks and challenges. It’s absolutely critical to gain executive support in order to achieve information security goals and objectives. By using the Guide […]
April 6, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum
Student Data and De-Identification: Understanding De-Identification of Education Records and Related Requirements of FERPA
This paper provides an overview of the different tools used to de-identify data to various degrees, based on the type of information involved, and the determined risk of unintended disclosure of individual identity. Proper data de-identification requires technical knowledge and expertise as well as knowledge of, and adherence to, industry best practice.