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Sparks, Sarah D. – Education Week, 2010
The recent high-profile data-confidentiality fights in Arizona and Los Angeles have researchers worried that access to educators may become a difficult path. In the course of a decadelong federal lawsuit over English-language-learner programs in Arizona, lawyers for state schools chief Tom Horne subpoenaed the raw data from three studies…
Descriptors: Confidentiality, Researchers, Statistics, English (Second Language)
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2006
Researchers looking to tap into the treasure troves of long-term student-achievement data that states and districts are starting to pile up say their efforts are increasingly running up against a decades-old federal law designed to protect student privacy. "More and more people are starting to look into questions of the federal…
Descriptors: Educational Researchers, Educational Research, Academic Achievement, Federal Legislation