student data systems

Can Parents Protect Their Kids’ School-Collected Data?

Can Parents Protect Their Kids’ School-Collected Data?

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Parents can take action in protecting their children’s data, but it takes work and an understanding of the complicated landscape.

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The Payoffs and Pitfalls of Flagging ‘At-Risk’ Kids in Early Grades

The Payoffs and Pitfalls of Flagging ‘At-Risk’ Kids in Early Grades

| June 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

To help kids graduate from high school, educators may need to start looking data as early as middle school.

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What’s Really At Stake? Untangling the Big Issues Around Student Data

What’s Really At Stake? Untangling the Big Issues Around Student Data

| May 22, 2014 | 4 Comments

As student data moves online, concerns from some parents and teachers are mounting around the safety of protecting the data from getting in the hands of corporations.

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What Will Happen to ‘Big Data’ In Education?

What Will Happen to ‘Big Data’ In Education?

| April 3, 2014 | 11 Comments

Privacy concerns have put the breaks on many efforts to use “big data” in education. Why are people so skittish of education data when other kinds of digital information are readily accessible?

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Charter School Network Offers Its Own Data System to All Schools

Charter School Network Offers Its Own Data System to All Schools

| September 11, 2012 | 1 Comment

By Lillian Mongeau As gathering data about student performance becomes a bigger priority in education, schools are faced with different choices on how to capture that data. A slew of tech companies offer a variety of products they’ve developed for schools, but some school districts are creating their own data systems. California-based charter network Aspire […]

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Understanding Learning Analytics and Student Data

Understanding Learning Analytics and Student Data

| August 30, 2012 | 3 Comments

There’s a lot to unpack about learning analytics — everything from how student data is captured to how it will be used. For all of its promises — and there are many, as evidenced below — the two biggest areas of concern regarding using student data are around issues of privacy, as in who has […]

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How Will Student Data Be Used?

How Will Student Data Be Used?

| July 3, 2012 | 32 Comments

A new initiative, supported by state education leaders and funded by prominent foundations, plans to provide a place in the cloud for each state to store all data for every student, using “free” open source software. And, in the process, student achievement information will be connected to instructional apps and web resources.

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Standardizing Student Data: How to Make it Relevant

Standardizing Student Data: How to Make it Relevant

| July 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

Schools have long dealt with data, tracking students’ personal information, grades, courses, attendance and the like. But for the most part, these records have been scattered across filing systems — electronic and otherwise. Although most states have implemented some sort of system by which to collect and monitor students’ data, these often remain disconnected. Many […]

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