Have you read this eSchool News article yet?
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the Data Quality Campaign just released a set of 10 principles to help guide schools in protecting the student data they store. According to eSchool News, these guidelines are the first of their kind. Briefly, here are the areas they cover:
- Student data should be used to support learning
- Student data is most powerful when used for personalized learning
- Student data should be used as a tool for informing, engaging, and empowering families and educators
- Families and educators should have timely access to student data
- Student data should be used to inform professional judgment of educators
- Students' personal information should only be shared for legitimate educational purposes
- Educational institutions should have clear rules and guidelines for how they handle student data
- Educational institutions should only have access to minimum student data required
- Everyone who has access to student data should be trained on how to use, protect, and secure it
- Any educational institution that collects and maintains student data should have a system of governance in place for it
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