Other Resources for K-12

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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Professional Learning for Using Data: Examining Teacher Needs & Supports

May 21, 2017 | Teachers College Record

Professional Learning for Using Data: Examining Teacher Needs & Supports

In the last few decades, a focus on school accountability at the state and federal levels has created expectations for teachers to attend to data in increasingly structured ways. Although professional learning is often cited as an important facilitator of effective data use, research that focuses on the intersection of professional learning and data use […]

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Privacy & Student Data: Companion Learning Tools

May 21, 2017 | Berkman Klein Center

Privacy & Student Data: Companion Learning Tools

We have compiled these materials to explain and clarify three key federal student privacy laws and their impact on ed tech adoption and use, so that you can create meaningful learning experiences with core faculty and staff constituencies. The laws are the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act or “FERPA” (20 U.S.C. § 1232g), the […]

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Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy

May 21, 2017 | Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy

Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy

The Parent Toolkit for Student Privacy will help parents understand what data gets collected at school, how it’s protected (or not), and what they can do to help ensure their child’s sensitive information stays secure.

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Teachers  Know Best: Making Data Work For Teachers and Students

May 21, 2017 | Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work For Teachers and Students

As part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s broader efforts to improve educational opportunities for all students, the Teachers Know Best research project seeks to encourage innovation in K–12 education by helping product developers and those who procure resources for teachers better understand teachers’ views.

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FERPA: When is Bullying Considered a Health Safety Emergency?

May 21, 2017 | Northeastern University Law Journal

FERPA: When is Bullying Considered a Health Safety Emergency?

This paper will address the limitations that FERPA places on educational institutions with regard to disclosure of confidential student information in health and safety emergencies, including bullying. It discusses different factual scenarios that may constitute a health or safety emergency, illustrating how educational institutions can establish bullying incidents as health and safety emergencies thus allowing […]

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Privacy Quick Tips for Vendors

May 21, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Privacy Quick Tips for Vendors

This resource contains privacy tips for vendors based on compliance with FERPA and COPPA. This resources also provides an overview of common cybersecurity risks and how to avoid them.

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Stakeholder Engagement Toolkit: Traversing ‘Stakeholder Land’

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Stakeholder Engagement Toolkit: Traversing ‘Stakeholder Land’

This stakeholder engagement toolkit guides readers through “Stakeholder Land,” an imaginary board game that helps SEAs and LEAs develop a strategic approach towards stakeholder engagement. Although not an actual game, this toolkit equips interested parties with a six- step plan that builds towards effective stakeholder engagement. Along with the six steps, the toolkit supplies guiding […]

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