Other Resources for SLDS

The Emergence of Data Privacy Conversations and State Responses

May 19, 2019 | IHEP & Data Quality Campaign

The Emergence of Data Privacy Conversations and State Responses

State longitudinal data systems can be a powerful tool to support student success and spur equity-minded improvement throughout state education systems, but state policymakers must ensure that students’ information is safe and secure. In a case study looking at Louisiana’s efforts to secure student data, this profile illuminates some of the unintended consequences of well-intentioned […]

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Privacy, Audits, and Data Security

June 26, 2017 | SLDS State Support Team, U.S. Department of Education

Privacy, Audits, and Data Security

This pre-conference session of the 2017 SLDS Best Practices Conference covers privacy and security issues affecting SLDSs. It also discusses SLDS project audits conducted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General and offers tips for preparing for an audit.

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Integrating Multiple Data Governance Structure and Policies

June 26, 2017 | SLDS State Support Team, U.S. Department of Education

Integrating Multiple Data Governance Structure and Policies

This workshop of the 2017 Best Practice Conference was designed to help states integrate multiple data governance structures and policies. Discussion included determining when integration is necessary by leveraging existing data governance, identifying challenges and finding common goals to working across agencies, and developing strategies and solutions to overcome legal issues surrounding data sharing.

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Effective Reporting on Research and Evaluation Findings from the SLDS

June 26, 2017 | SLDS Grant Program

Effective Reporting on Research and Evaluation Findings from the SLDS

This issue brief is intended to help states and territories develop strategies for effective reporting and use of information from internal and external evaluation and research findings that use the statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS). States can use this framework to conduct effective research and evaluation projects. The brief also offers guidance for communicating results […]

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Research Agenda Needs Assessment

June 26, 2017 | SLDS Grant Program

Research Agenda Needs Assessment

This needs assessment tool is designed to support states and territories that have implemented or are in the process of implementing a research agenda. The needs assessment has a broad focus, not limited to the scope of any Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) grant, and it is applicable to situations in which the SLDS spans […]

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State Longitudinal Data Systems and Student Privacy Protections Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

May 21, 2017 | Pratt’s Privacy and Data Security Law Journal

State Longitudinal Data Systems and Student Privacy Protections Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

This article addresses how a state longitudinal data system can allow states, local school districts, schools, and colleges and universities to make fuller use of student data to effect educational reforms and better meet the needs of individual students while protecting students’ privacy rights and complying with FERPA with regard to student data at all […]

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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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Strategies for Situation-Based Communications

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Strategies for Situation-Based Communications

Following are four fictional situations based on challenges commonly faced by states with SLDS projects. Sample communications strategies for each situation were developed from discussions with state participants at meetings held in May and July 2014.

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Strategies for Handling ‘Opt Out’

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Strategies for Handling ‘Opt Out’

This brief provides an overview of the data collections and data uses that are often part of opt-out measures. It also examines strategies that states are developing to handle opt-out preferences in their SLDSs and ensure that data are properly managed.

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