Other Resources for K-12

Crisis Data Management: A Forum Guide to Collecting and Managing Data about Displaced Students

May 15, 2017 | National Forum on Education Statistics

Crisis Data Management: A Forum Guide to Collecting and Managing Data about Displaced Students

While this guide’s primary audience is Student Information Systems (SIS) data managers, many of the recommendations will also be useful to other staff members responsible for collecting, maintaining, and safeguarding data in education organizations. Members of the organization’s disaster recovery team should become familiar with this document as well.

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The Forum Guide to Data Ethics

May 15, 2017 | National Forum on Education Statistics

The Forum Guide to Data Ethics

Each and every day, educators collect and use data about students, staff, and schools. Some of these data originate in individual student and staff records that are confidential or otherwise sensitive. And even those data that are a matter of public record, such as aggregate school enrollment, need to be accessed, presented, and used in […]

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Software & Information Industry Association Policy Guidelines for Building a Student Privacy Trust Framework

May 15, 2017 | Software and Information Industry Association

Software & Information Industry Association Policy Guidelines for Building a Student Privacy Trust Framework

As policymakers consider the need for additional federal and state regulation, this SIIA policy brief outlines a number of principles and considerations to ensure policies are appropriately targeted and crafted to ensure they do not create any unintended or unnecessary barriers to school operations and digital learning opportunities.

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May 15, 2017 | Software and Information Industry Association

SIIA Announces Industry Best Practices to Safeguard Student Information Privacy and Data Security and Advance the Effective Use of Technology in Education

With the goal of supplementing existing efforts, SIIA released the following Best Practices for the Safeguarding of Student Information Privacy and Security for Providers of School Services. These privacy and security best practices are intended as guidance for providers of educational services to educational institutions to the extent that they collect, disseminate, use or maintain […]

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May 15, 2017 | Software and Information Industry Association

Position Statement: Parental Consent Exemptions

This resource represents the SIIA’s position regarding student data laws: prohibitions in law that prevent – or create confusion about – a parent’s ability to authorize the sharing of data with a child’s tutor do not help students and do not make their data more secure. Instead it will force parents to work around such […]

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Model: How is Education Data Used? (Colorado)

May 15, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Model: How is Education Data Used? (Colorado)

This guidance helps guide parents, teachers, schools, districts and state leaders as they work together to improve student achievement so all children graduate ready for college and career. While using data effectively to guide improvement in instruction and student achievement, the Colorado Department of Education provides this guide to show how it handles its responsibility to protect student […]

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Model: Colorado District Guidance: Student Information Security & Privacy

May 15, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Model: Colorado District Guidance: Student Information Security & Privacy

Recent advances in technology and our ability to use student data to inform instruction and practice have created both unprecedented opportunities and unique challenges for educators. This guidance is intended to assist districts involved in building and using education data systems to develop policies related to data privacy, confidentiality, and security practices. It also includes […]

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Model: Colorado Information Security and Privacy Policy

May 15, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Model: Colorado Information Security and Privacy Policy

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE or Department) is required by law to collect and store student and educator records, and takes seriously its obligations to secure information systems and protect the privacy of data collected, used, shared and stored by the Department. Educational data is an asset that is essential to CDE’s business and […]

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Model: Staff Data Sensitivity Levels Matrix

May 15, 2017 | Ventura County Office of Education

Model: Staff Data Sensitivity Levels Matrix

This is a sample matrix for LEA officials who wish to categorize the sensitivity of staff data and determine which staff needs access.

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