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Levesque, Karen; Fitzgerald, Robert; Pfeiffer, Jay – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2015
State longitudinal data systems (SLDSs) promise a rich source of data for education research. SLDSs contain statewide student data that can be linked over time and to additional data sources for education management, reporting, improvement, and research, and ultimately for informing education policy and practice. Authored by Karen Levesque, Robert…
Descriptors: Data, Longitudinal Studies, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Scherr, Tracey G. – School Psychology Forum, 2015
Students preparing to emancipate from the foster care system face multiple challenges. For many formerly fostered teens, outcomes are relatively poor. Others have shown incredible resilience in the face of adversity. School psychologists can help address obstacles to postsecondary success for students living in foster care preventively while they…
Descriptors: Foster Care, School Psychologists, Counselor Role, Transitional Programs
Panter, Suzanna L. – Knowledge Quest, 2015
School librarians act as servants of the school community and protectors of students' rights, and it is the ethical duty of school librarians to champion student privacy and resist threats to it. This article addresses the legality of this process based upon the 2007 article "How Does the Family Rights and Privacy Act [FERPA] Affect You"…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Library Administration, Library Services
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Hipsky, Shellie; Younes, Wiam – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2015
In a time when discussions about information privacy dominate the media, research on Cybersafety education reveals that K-12 teachers and staff are concerned about information privacy in schools and they seek to learn more about the protection of their students' and own personal information online. Privacy topics are typically introduced to the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Privacy
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Jaeger, Allison J.; Wiley, Jennifer – Discourse Processes: A multidisciplinary journal, 2015
This study explored students' ability to evaluate their learning from a multimedia inquiry unit about the causes of global climate change. Participants were 90 sixth grade students from four science classrooms. Students were provided with a text describing the causes of climate change as well as graphs showing average global temperature changes.…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Privacy, Student Records, Parent Rights
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Molnar, Alex; Boninger, Faith – National Education Policy Center, 2015
Computer technology has made it possible to aggregate, collate, analyze, and store massive amounts of information about students. School districts and private companies that sell their services to the education market now regularly collect such information, raising significant issues about the privacy rights of students. Most school districts lack…
Descriptors: Privacy, Information Security, Data, Student Records
US Department of Education, 2014
Providing high-quality education in juvenile justice secure care settings presents unique challenges for the administrators, teachers, and staff who are responsible for the education, rehabilitation, and welfare of youths committed to their care. The United States departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) recognize that while these…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Guidance, Educational Quality, Juvenile Justice
US Department of Education, 2014
Developing positive school climates and improving school discipline policies and practices are critical steps to raising academic achievement and supporting student success. However, there is no single formula for doing so. Rather, the growing body of research and best practices in the field should inform locally developed approaches to improving…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Culture, Discipline, Prevention
Afterschool Alliance, 2014
The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with MetLife Foundation, is proud to present the final issue brief in their latest series of four issue briefs examining critical issues facing middle school youth and the vital role afterschool programs play in addressing these issues. This brief explores afterschool and data utilization to improve…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Middle School Students, Academic Standards, Student Needs
Wolf, Mary Ann; Jones, Rachel; Hall, Sara; Wise, Bob – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2014
The field of learning analytics is being discussed in many circles as an emerging concept in education. In many districts and states, the core philosophy behind learning analytics is not entirely new; for more than a decade, discussions of data-driven decision making and the use of data to drive instruction have been common. Still, the U.S.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Capacity Building
Data Quality Campaign, 2014
This table identifies and briefly describes the following federal policies that safeguard and protect the confidentiality of personal information: (1) Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); (2) Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA); (3) Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); (4) Children's Online Privacy…
Descriptors: Privacy, Laws, Information Security, Federal Legislation
Data Quality Campaign, 2014
Schools use data for different purposes, which have different degrees of impact on a student's educational experience: administrative, instructional, assessment and measurement, and optional/noneducational. To the extent feasible, parental choice policies should be structured according to the use of the data in question. Parents should have more…
Descriptors: Student Records, Data Collection, Parent Rights, Informed Consent
Data Quality Campaign, 2014
Education data can empower educators, students, parents, and policymakers with the information they need to make the best decisions to improve student achievement, information that can move the nation toward an education system in which every student graduates prepared for college and career. Safeguarding the privacy of student data is a critical…
Descriptors: Data, Misconceptions, Privacy, Student Records
Data Quality Campaign, 2014
The Data Quality Campaign and the National School Boards Association's Center for Public Education prepared this document to help school board members respond to questions about education data, explain its importance to improving school and student performance, and understand how boards can help ensure student privacy.
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Data, Educational Improvement, Student Improvement
Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy), 2014
This 2014 document is intended to assist early intervention service programs and providers and preschool special education programs and agencies in maintaining compliance with privacy and confidentiality requirements under IDEA [Individuals with Disabilities Education Act] and FERPA [Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act]. It reviews the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Education, Special Education, Compliance (Legal)
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