Other Resources for State Longitudinal Data Systems

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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SLDS Guide: Developing a Process for Managing Research Requests

April 30, 2019 | SLDS Grant Program

SLDS Guide: Developing a Process for Managing Research Requests

This guide offers information for SLDS teams and their partner agencies about establishing an appropriate process for making data available for education research. It describes how to implement a research request process based on best practices. Appendices include sample forms, letters, and documents that agencies can customize to set up a new research request process […]

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April 30, 2019 | SLDS Grant Program

Research Request Process Tool Kit

Agencies that have developed research request processes find ways to implement and adapt those processes to their organizational needs and cultures. Some agencies have used the following questions and considerations to guide the creation of their processes.

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Mitigating Data System Perceptions: Good and Bad (2015 Best Practices Conference)

April 30, 2019 | SLDS Grant Program

Mitigating Data System Perceptions: Good and Bad (2015 Best Practices Conference)

PowerPoint and worksheet from the 2015 Best Practices Conference workshop “Mitigating Data System Perceptions: Good and Bad.” Materials help identify perceptions that are barriers and aids to maximizing data system value; explore strategies that can mitigate barriers; and outline a plan for next steps.

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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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