Other Resources for Transparency

Room for Debate: Protecting Student Privacy in Online Learning

April 28, 2017 | The New York Times

Room for Debate: Protecting Student Privacy in Online Learning

The NYTimes Room for Debate Opinion column discusses student privacy, with debaters Khaliah Barnes (EPIC), Jules Polonetsky (FPF), Olga Garcia-Kaplan (parent blogger), Richard D. Kahlenberg (co-author “A Smarter Charter”), and Tyler Bosmeny (Clever).

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Building a Trusted Environment: A Snapshot of State Laws on Student Data Use, Privacy and Security

April 28, 2017 | The Foundation for Excellence in Education

Building a Trusted Environment: A Snapshot of State Laws on Student Data Use, Privacy and Security

From state policymakers to teachers and parents, everyone is contemplating how best to collect, store, utilize and protect student data. Building a Trusted Environment: a Snapshot of State Laws on Student Data Use, Privacy and Security can serve as a resource for policymakers and advocacy organizations as they examine the wide variety of state-specific student […]

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Student Data Privacy Communications Toolkit

April 28, 2017 | The Foundation for Excellence in Education

Student Data Privacy Communications Toolkit

This student data privacy toolkit provides school districts and schools with recommendations on how to most effectively communicate with parents and other stakeholder groups about student data privacy, as well as a host of communications tools that can be used in these communications efforts. All toolkit resources are generalized for blanket use, so areas in […]

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Protecting K-12 Student Privacy in a Digital Age

April 28, 2017 | The Foundation for Excellence in Education

Protecting K-12 Student Privacy in a Digital Age

Targeted to state policymakers and their advisors and grounded in new data commissioned by ExcelinEd on parent views about technology and student data privacy, the purpose of this paper is threefold: to shed light on the context for the privacy of student data as an issue and on parental concerns more specifically; to provide a […]

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Fundamental Student Data Privacy Principles

April 28, 2017 | The Foundation for Excellence in Education

Fundamental Student Data Privacy Principles

A framework of seven fundamental student data privacy principles as a resource for states to think about the complex issues, laws and regulations surrounding student data privacy.

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Supporting Data Use While Protecting the Privacy, Security and Confidentiality of Student Information

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Supporting Data Use While Protecting the Privacy, Security and Confidentiality of Student Information

This publication outlines three overarching responsibilities of state policymakers to protect the privacy, security and confidentiality of students’ personally identifiable information and a series of questions about state policies and practices for state officials responsible for the stewardship of student data and state data systems to both protect student data and maximize their use to […]

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Student Data Collection, Access, and Storage: Separating Fact from Fiction

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Student Data Collection, Access, and Storage: Separating Fact from Fiction

District and state data systems are constructed to ensure that individuals can access only the data that are appropriate for their role. Still, questions from the public about how these data systems work and how student privacy is protected have been increasing. A recurring concern is the feared existence of a “permanent record”—a single, lasting […]

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Getting the Facts Straight about Education Data: Common Core State Standards–Associated Assessment Consortia

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Getting the Facts Straight about Education Data: Common Core State Standards–Associated Assessment Consortia

Most states have voluntarily adopted the Common Core State Standards to serve as their education expectations. To consistently and transparently measure the skills and knowledge outlined in the standards, many states have opted to join one of two assessment consortia and use the Common Core–aligned assessments they develop. As states choose to participate in these […]

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Roadmap to Safeguarding Student Data

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Roadmap to Safeguarding Student Data

If our destination is improved student achievement, we cannot get there without valuing and effectively using data in education. Central to reaching this goal is building trust among all those who have a stake in education that individual student data, such as attendance, course taking, grades, and test scores, are being collected for meaningful purposes […]

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