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Challenges in Matching Student and Worker Information Raise Concerns about Longitudinal Data Systems
Wednesday July 15 2015, 7:29 AM
EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DATA Challenges in Matching Student and Worker Information Raise Concerns about Longitudinal Data Systems Report to the Chairman, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, U.S. Senate November 2014 GAO-15-27 United States Government Accountability Office
How Much Data Is Enough Data? What happens to privacy when bureaucracies exceed their scope
Thursday October 18 2012, 4:38 PM
The following is a detailed account of Oklahoma’s P20 Council (that organization dedicated to the collection of “educational data” as prescribed by the Obama Administration through development of a State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS))- their operation, goals and function in the state of Oklahoma. This is, in fact, very important information, as EVERY STATE IN THE UNION is to have a similar council. Not all SLDS development groups are called, P20 (which stands for pre-K to 20 years of age – the time span over which this data is to be collected and accrued). Some other acronyms are P12, P20 Workforce and SLDS.
OREGON'S PROJECT ALDER misspells "education"
Sunday February 12 2012, 5:12 PM
Would you entrust an education system with personal, sensitive and identifiable information about your child if you knew they can't spell education correctly? Project ALDER is Oregon's state longitudinal database. SLDS. Link is screen shot: [Senate Bill 909i, signed by Governor Kitzhaber on June 28, 2011, creates an efficient, accountable, and integrated zero-to-20 funding and governance system for public education, from early childhood services through post-secondary education and training. SB 909 establishes the Oregon Education Investment Boardi for the purpose of ensuring that all public school students in this state reach the educaiton outcomes established for the state. The board shall accomplish this goal by overseeing a unified public education system that begins with early childhood services and continues throughout public education from kindergarten to post-secondary education.]
DQC: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Support for State Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS)
Friday April 22 2011, 5:06 PM
Data Quality Campaign - The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides federal support to states to further build and promote the use of statewide longitudinal data systems. This document includes: 1. ARRA Overview and Data Systems; a. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; b. America COMPETES Act; 2. State Stabilization Funds and Assurances 3. Institute of Education Sciences State Longitudinal Data Systems Grants: a. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – IES Funding; 4. U.S. Department of Education Guidance on Implementation of ARRA : a. Fact sheet: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Saving and Creating Jobs and Reforming Education; b. Letter to Governors from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan c. Implementing the American Recovery Act – Letter from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
U.S. Department of Education (USED) Safeguarding Student Privacy
Friday April 08 2011, 6:38 PM
The use of data is vital to ensuring the best education for our children. However, the benefits of using student data must always be balanced with the need to protect students’ privacy rights. Students and their parents should expect that their personal information is safe, properly collected and maintained and that it is used only for appropriate purposes and not improperly redisclosed. It is imperative to protect students’ privacy to avoid discrimination, identity theft or other malicious and damaging criminal acts. All education data holders must act responsibly and be held accountable for safeguarding students’ personally identifiable information – from practitioners of early learning to those developing systems across the education continuum (P-20) and from schools to their contractors. The need for articulated privacy protections and data security continues to grow as Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) are built and more education records are digitized and shared electronically. As States develop and refine their information management systems, it is critical that they ensure that student information continues to be protected and that students’ personally identifiable information is disclosed only for authorized purposes and under the circumstances permitted by law. All P-20 stakeholders should be involved in the development of these statewide systems and protection policies.
P-20 Data System with Instructional Reporting
Thursday March 10 2011, 9:18 PM
2010 SLDS P-20 Best Practice Conference - Summary: The Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program (SLDS) hosted the 2010 SLDS P-20 Best Practice Conference on November 16–17, 2010, in Washington, DC. The meeting served as a forum for dialogue, collaboration, and the sharing of best practices, providing the opportunity for more than 150 representatives from forty-nine states and the District of Columbia. FY 2006, FY 2007, FY 2009, and FY 2009 ARRA grantee states shared solutions and ideas with one another and took home information on topics identified as critical to their projects in the upcoming year.
Data Quality Campaign (DQC) archived webcasts/events
Monday March 07 2011, 6:20 PM
Amazing SLDS/longitudinal database resource.
Basic Concepts and Definitions for Privacy and Confidentiality in Student Education Records
Thursday March 03 2011, 1:21 PM
NCES 2011-601 This first 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.
NCES 2011-602 Data Stewardship: Managing Personally Identifiable Information in Electronic Student Education Records
Tuesday January 04 2011, 9:55 PM
SLDS Technical Brief - Guidance for Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) [A privacy and data protection program for student education records must include an array of rules and procedures for protecting PII held in the record system. It also must include a full set of public disclosures of the existence and uses of the information included in the data system, a description of all parents’ or eligible students’ rights to review and appeal the contents of an individual education record and of their rights and the procedures to appeal a violation. ]*****[A school directory may include PII such as a student’s name, grade level, and contact information. Taken by itself, the release of this information is not harmful to a student. However, when combined with the student’s Social Security Number or another identifier and the student’s education record, this information has the potential for violating a student’s right to privacy. The release of this combined record could lead to harm or embarrassment. Thus, the privacy and data protection program should focus on PII that will be maintained in the electronic student record system with its likely wealth of student data.2}
CHILDREN’S EDUCATIONAL RECORDS AND PRIVACY -- A STUDY OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL STATE REPORTING SYSTEMS -- October 28, 2009
Friday October 30 2009, 9:44 AM
[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 in electronic warehouses or for the states by third party vendors. These data warehouses typically lack adequate privacy protections, such as clear access and use restrictions and data retention policies, are often not compliant with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and leave K-12 children unprotected from data misuse, improper data release, and data breaches. The Study provides recommendations for best practices and legislative reform to address these privacy problems.] Joel R. Reidenberg, Professor of Law and Founding Academic Director of CLIP Jamela Debelak, Esq., Executive Director of CLIP
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