ERIC Number: ED373117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Education Data Confidentiality: Two Studies. Issues in Education Data Confidentiality and Access and Compilation of Statutes, Laws, and Regulations Related to the Confidentiality of Education Data.
Pechman, Ellen M.; And Others
Two studies were commissioned by the National Forum on Education Statistics to address concerns about the confidentiality and security of education data. The first, "Issues in Education Data Confidentiality and Access," by Ellen Pechman, Eileen O'Brien, Amy Hightower, and Angela Williams covers major court challenges, data collection issues germane to education, and trends anticipated to affect data confidentiality policy. A central theme derived from telephone interviews with 11 state and local managers and users of education data is that while automation of student data systems in schools, districts, and states is still in early stages, national guidelines and standards are needed to build in protection that ensures individual privacy and supports efficient data collection. The second paper, "Compilation of Statutes, Laws, and Regulations Related to the Confidentiality of Education Data," by Sonny S. Bloom, Jacqueline Hlavin, Julia Pelagatti, and David Banisar, contains a survey of 34 states, abstracts, and analysis of federal and state restrictions and stipulations regarding data confidentiality issues. (The first paper contains 13 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Civil Liberties, Confidentiality, Court Litigation, Data Collection, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Freedom of Information, Information Management, Public Policy, School Districts, State Legislation, Statistical Data, Telephone Surveys
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Cited: ED485370
Note: Prepared for the Steering Committee and the Technology, Dissemination, and Communications Committee of the National Forum on Education Statistics.