Other Resources for SLDS

Forum Guide to Supporting Data Access for Researchers: An SEA Perspective

May 12, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Forum Guide to Supporting Data Access for Researchers: An SEA Perspective

The primary audiences for this document are data policymakers and managers in SEAs who are generally responsible for managing and responding to requests for data. An additional important audience for this resource is the research community that submits data requests to SEAs. Data requests come from diverse sources, ranging from members of the research community […]

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Data Stewardship: Managing PII in Electronic Student Education Records

May 12, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Data Stewardship: Managing PII in Electronic Student Education Records

Administrators and data managers can help ensure the protection of personally identifiable information in the student records they maintain by developing and implementing a privacy and data protection program. The principles embodied in the Fair Information Practices adopted in the United States by the Federal Chief Information Officers Council and the Department of Homeland Security, […]

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Basic Concepts and Definitions for Privacy and Confidentiality in Student Education Records

May 12, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Basic Concepts and Definitions for Privacy and Confidentiality in Student Education Records

This brief is intended to be useful for anyone responsible for the development, maintenance, protection, or use of student record data. This brief discusses basic concepts and definitions that establish a common set of terms related to the protection of personally identifiable information, especially in education records. SLDS Technical Briefs are intended to provide “best practices” for […]

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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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Integrating Approaches to Privacy across the Research Lifecycle: Long-term Longitudinal Studies

May 10, 2017 | Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Integrating Approaches to Privacy across the Research Lifecycle: Long-term Longitudinal Studies

This report discusses the defining features of long-term longitudinal studies and the associated challenges for researchers tasked with collecting and analyzing such data while protecting the privacy of human subjects. It also describes the disclosure risks and common legal and technical approaches currently used to manage confidentiality in longitudinal data. Finally, it identifies urgent problems […]

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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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The Power of Data and Transparency

November 24, 2015 | Olga Garcia-Kaplan

The Power of Data and Transparency

“It’s a massive database and why do they need so much information?” That was what someone said to me the other day when talking about student data. When we think of databases, we most likely think of enormous files that contain every piece of information whether it’s needed or not. Some databases could potentially include […]

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A very busy week for FERPA

May 21, 2015 | Ferpa Sherpa

A very busy week for FERPA

It has been a very very busy week for FERPA and it reminds me of Eric Carle’s The Very Busy Spider – the spider wouldn’t stop building her web.

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