Other Resources for Federally-Held Data

Recommendations For a Federal Postsecondary Student-Level Data Network

October 27, 2017 | Institute for Higher Education Policy

Recommendations For a Federal Postsecondary Student-Level Data Network

Accurate and complete data can empower college choices, promote student success, and inform federal, state and institutional policies. Yet existing postsecondary student data systems are disconnected, duplicative and incomplete. A Blueprint for Better Information: Recommendations for a Federal Postsecondary Student-Level Data Network underscores the need for a coordinated and comprehensive network that leverages data from […]

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Many States Collect Graduates’ Employment Information, but Clearer Guidance on Student Privacy Requirements Is Needed

May 14, 2017 | U.S. Government Accountability Office

Many States Collect Graduates’ Employment Information, but Clearer Guidance on Student Privacy Requirements Is Needed

Postsecondary education plays an important role in producing a skilled workforce able to compete in the global economy. Some stakeholders have suggested that collecting information on graduates’ employment outcomes–whether they are employed in their field of study, for example–will provide better information to help assess the impact of a postsecondary education. The Higher Education Opportunity […]

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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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Children’s Educational Records and Privacy: A Study of Elementary and Secondary School State Reporting Systems

May 11, 2017 | Fordham University Center on Law and Information Policy

Children’s Educational Records and Privacy: A Study of Elementary and Secondary School State Reporting Systems

The study reports on the results of a survey of all fifty states and finds that state educational databases across the country ignore key privacy protections for the nation’s K-12 children. The study finds that large amounts of personally identifiable data and sensitive personal information about children are stored by the state departments of education […]

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EPIC Student Privacy Project Website

May 8, 2017 | Electronic Privacy Information Center

EPIC Student Privacy Project Website

This website offers recent FERPA news, resources regarding Federal actions on student privacy, and other resources to understand recent government action on student privacy.

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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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