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ERIC Number: ED539324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
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What Does Role-Based Access Look Like? Examples from States
Data Quality Campaign
Data are only useful if people are able to access, understand and use them. Without access to the right information, stakeholders are forced to make decisions based on anecdote, experience or instinct. For information to be useful, it must be timely, readily available, and easy to understand. Different stakeholders need and are entitled to access to different types of information. For example, teachers and school administrators need access to individual longitudinal information on the students in their charge. Parents need information on their own children. Other users, such as members of the general public or parents seeking information on the performance of their children's schools, need access to aggregate statistics based on longitudinal data that do not reveal information on individual students. By granting access to different types of users based on the kinds of information to which they are entitled, state data systems can provide access to information while fully protecting student privacy. Throughout the past year the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) has captured screen shots from multiple states leading the way in providing access to information for various stakeholders. The DQC believes that these data portals are a way to protect privacy through role-based access while providing appropriate levels of access for all stakeholders.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Data Quality Campaign
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas