Other Resources for Student-Level Data Network

Email and Student Privacy

June 19, 2019 | U.S. Department of Education

Email and Student Privacy

Email is an easy way to communicate with students and parents. Prior to sending an email, it’s important to evaluate the risk associated with sending student information and recognizing if it is personally identifiable information (PII). This video walks you through best practices on how to email student inform

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Forum Guide to Early Warning Systems

May 22, 2019 | National Forum on Education Statistics

Forum Guide to Early Warning Systems

The Forum Guide to Early Warning Systems provides information and best practices to help education agencies plan, develop, implement, and use an early warning system in their agency to inform interventions that improve student outcomes. The document includes a review of early warning systems and their use in education agencies and explains the role of […]

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More Than a Number: Tools for Talking about Education Data

April 5, 2019 | Data Quality Campaign

More Than a Number: Tools for Talking about Education Data

This resource is designed for state and local leaders and advocates to help them plan and act on communications about the value of data and its collection, use, and protection in their state. Also, it can teach them about why data is valuable to student learning. The toolkit emphasizes three core components of any strategy […]

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Building a Student-Level Data System

May 12, 2017 | Center for American Progress

Building a Student-Level Data System

This report examines a provision added to the Higher Education Act in 2008 which prohibits the Department of Education from creating a new database of information that collects individual-level data on all students enrolled in higher education.  The report argues that ending this ban would provide significant benefits to institutions, states, students, consumers, and the federal government. And […]

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Understanding Information Security and Privacy in Postsecondary Education Data Systems

May 12, 2017 | Educause

Understanding Information Security and Privacy in Postsecondary Education Data Systems

This paper outlines the information security and privacy challenges that exist within the national postsecondary education data infrastructure. It also introduces key language related to information security and privacy in order to provide a common lexicon to frame data protection discussions, describes the general technology architectures considered in the national postsecondary education data infrastructure, summarizes […]

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Failed Justifications: Why Privacy and Federalism Do Not Support the Ban on a Federal Unit-Record System

May 12, 2017 | Georgetown Law Journal

Failed Justifications: Why Privacy and Federalism Do Not Support the Ban on a Federal Unit-Record System

This article suggests that the ban on a federal unit-record system cannot be supported by appeals to either privacy or federalism. Because these arguments were not fully developed by the opponents of the unit-record system and were not even explicit in the case of federalism concerns it is useful to consider legal and normative arguments within each […]

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