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Maxwell, Christopher J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
In late 2002 the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) at Purdue University began to seriously consider building a Web-based reporting system. Purdue had launched its first strategic plan the previous year and was under the leadership of a very data-driven president; unit-level (colleges, schools, administrative areas, departments, majors) data…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, Case Studies, Graduation Rate
Smith, Nancy J. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2008
As of the 2007 Data Quality Campaign annual survey, 22 states reported having the ability to share P-12 student-level data with higher education systems. With the ability to match student-level records between P-12 and postsecondary systems, policymakers and educators will be able to obtain data for strategic planning, cost-benefit analysis of…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness
Glenn, David – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Last month several news organizations reported on the emergence of "fusion centers"--vast data clearinghouses, operated by state law-enforcement agencies, that can instantly call up key personal information on anyone: telephone numbers, insurance records, family ties, and much more. Architects of the fusion centers say they are a…
Descriptors: Databases, Privacy, Student Records, Federal Legislation
McDonald, Steven J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
An extraordinary amount of the national discussion since the shootings at Virginia Tech a year ago has focused on the role that the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or Ferpa, the federal statute governing the privacy of student records, played in that tragedy. What that discussion has revealed most notably is that, although colleges have…
Descriptors: Student Records, Privacy, Civil Rights, Federal Legislation
Shoop, Robert J. – Principal Leadership, 2008
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) was passed in 1974 and revised in 1996. This act, also known as the Buckley Amendment, guarantees parents access to their children's education records and limits the disclosure of those records. The revised law regards most information that teachers, school administrators, and education…
Descriptors: Student Records, Privacy, Student Rights, Federal Legislation
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Wartman, Katherine Lynk, Ed.; Savage, Marjorie, Ed. – ASHE Higher Education Report, 2008
This monograph is divided into three main sections: theoretical grounding, student identity, and implications. The first section, theoretical grounding of parental involvement, looks at the reasons parents today are more likely to be involved in their students' lives and then reviews the literature of K-12 education and compares that information…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, College Students, Parent Student Relationship, Parent School Relationship
Technology & Learning, 2008
Anytime, anywhere, learning provides opportunities to create digital learning environments for new teaching styles and personalized learning. As part of making sure the program is effective, the safety and security of students and assets are essential--and mandated by law. The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) addresses Internet content…
Descriptors: Internet, Safety, Federal Legislation, Computer Networks
Troutman, Zoe; Farrell, Jennifer – Exceptional Parent, 2008
"Bloom where you are planted" is sage advice that parents have passed down through the ages to their children. It is especially wise counsel for the military child who faces new environments on a regular basis. But in today's complicated, fast-moving world, filled with choices, opportunities, and myriad pathways from which students with…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Postsecondary Education, Children, Federal Legislation
National Board for Education Sciences, 2008
The annual report reviews research priorities, major Institute of Education Sciences (IES) updates, and recent resolutions. National Board for Education Sciences (NBES) members conclude that evidence-based research provides essential information to policymakers, educators, and parents for improving education and meeting the academic needs of…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Public Agencies, Educational Research, Annual Reports
O'Brien, Dan – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2008
This research brief describes the legal and operational structure of the Texas longitudinal data system related to recent changes in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)--which establishes the rights of parents to access their children's educational records and protects the confidentiality of student information--that more…
Descriptors: Privacy, Confidentiality, Student Records, Federal Legislation
Ewell, Peter; Boeke, Marianne – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2007
In April 2003, Lumina Foundation for Education published a comprehensive inventory of state-level student unit record (SUR) capacity--an inventory conducted in 2002 by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) and titled "Following the Mobile Student: Can We Develop the Capacity for a Comprehensive Database to…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Databases, Measures (Individuals), Surveys
Achieve, Inc., 2007
This survey updates the efforts of all 50 states to align their high school standards, graduation requirements, assessments, and accountability systems with the demands of college and work, and finds that at least 48 states are now actively engaged in reform efforts of some kind. There is more momentum in the states now than at any time since…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Accountability, Educational Change, High School Students
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2007
Children and youth in homeless situations, particularly unaccompanied youth and survivors of domestic violence, are at a high risk for experiencing violence and victimization. Frequently, unaccompanied youth become homeless after leaving abusive or destructive home environments. In turn, their homelessness, which often involves "couch…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Disadvantaged Youth, Enrollment, Federal Legislation
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2007
Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, schools must identify children and youth in homeless situations and provide appropriate services. One such service is immediate enrollment in school, even when students lack paperwork normally required for enrollment, such as school records, proof of guardianship, a birth certificate, immunization…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Eligibility, Disadvantaged Youth, Federal Legislation
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2007
Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, schools must identify children and youth in homeless situations and provide appropriate services. One such service is immediate enrollment in school, even when students lack paperwork normally required for enrollment, such as school records, proof of guardianship, a birth certificate, immunization…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Eligibility, Disadvantaged Youth, Federal Legislation
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