Other Resources for Transparency

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 […]

More
Effectively Communicating Student Data Privacy to Parents and Communities

June 14, 2017 | Ferpa Sherpa

Effectively Communicating Student Data Privacy to Parents and Communities

As K-12 school use of technology and data increase, parents and other stakeholders are asking more questions about what personal student information is collected, how it is used and secured, and with whom it is shared. Often school privacy practices have not kept pace. Even if they have, often school communications practices have not. Yet, […]

More
U.S. Department of Ed Student Privacy Website

June 7, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Ed Student Privacy Website

This website (relaunched in June 2017) provides resources on student privacy and FERPA from the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at the U.S. Department of Education. Resources are sortable by audience type.

More
Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit (v3)

June 5, 2017 | CoSN

Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit (v3)

The CoSN Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit supports School Systems in understanding the issues that arise when navigating student data privacy responsibilities, including the selection and use of an online service provider. The original version of this document focused on key requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s […]

More
Model Webpage: Cambridge Student Data Privacy

May 29, 2017 | Cambridge Public Schools

Model Webpage: Cambridge Student Data Privacy

Cambridge Public School’s student data privacy website. This website has sections on why student privacy matters (for both district staff and for families); a list of the pre-approved apps and other resources; a place for staff to request new resources; professional development resources; legal resources; resources for parents to keep children safe online at home; […]

More
Safe Schools, Information Sharing & FERPA

May 21, 2017 | Pepperdine University

Safe Schools, Information Sharing & FERPA

This resource offers a guide to when information may be used in a way consistent with FERPA, and offers different hypothetical scenarios to illustrate what releases are permitted.

More
FOIA vs. FERPA/Scalia vs. Posner

May 21, 2017 | Southern Illinois University Law Journal

FOIA vs. FERPA/Scalia vs. Posner

This article examines how authorities under the Freedom of Information Act relate to FERPA. Login required.

More
FERPA and Access to Public Records

May 21, 2017 | Student Press Law Center

FERPA and Access to Public Records

This white paper outlines myths and facts with respect to the media’s access to student data and other public records under FERPA.

More
Model: How is Education Data Used? (Colorado)

May 15, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Model: How is Education Data Used? (Colorado)

This guidance helps guide parents, teachers, schools, districts and state leaders as they work together to improve student achievement so all children graduate ready for college and career. While using data effectively to guide improvement in instruction and student achievement, the Colorado Department of Education provides this guide to show how it handles its responsibility to protect student […]

More
Attributes of Effective Data Products Checklist

May 14, 2017 | Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems State Support Team

Attributes of Effective Data Products Checklist

Effective data products—such as reports, dashboards, and data visualizations—provide appropriate, actionable information in useful ways that are designed to meet the needs of their intended users. This checklist describes several key characteristics of effective data products.

More