Other Resources for K-12

Louisiana schools struggle with strict privacy law

May 15, 2017 | State Scoop

Louisiana schools struggle with strict privacy law

This article discusses how in Louisiana, a new law bars school districts from sharing personally identifiable information without parental consent, but administrators say the bill goes too far.

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P20 WIN Data Governance Policy

May 15, 2017 | P20 WIN Data Governance Committee

P20 WIN Data Governance Policy

This resource is a policy to establish a vision for interagency data sharing and the process and structure for data governance as it pertains to Connecticut’s Preschool through 20 & Workforce Information Network.

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Forum Guide to Crime, Violence, and Discipline Incident Data

May 15, 2017 | National Forum on Education Statistics

Forum Guide to Crime, Violence, and Discipline Incident Data

One goal of the Forum is to improve the quality of education data gathered for use by policymakers and program decisionmakers. An approach to furthering this goal has been to pool the collective experiences of Forum members to produce “best practice” guides in areas of high interest to those who collect, maintain, and use data […]

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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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