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Student Data

"Big Data in Education"

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The wealth of student data generated today can help educators learn about student thinking and effective teaching in ways "that were unimagined just a decade ago," but also can create deep concerns about student privacy and the proper use of data, a report by the National Academy of Education says.

The report calls for more training for researchers on a variety of issues, including:

• How to use and protect student data;

• Privacy laws and policies;

• How to address the concerns of parents and others about privacy; and

• How to communicate the benefits of research to a broader audience.

Vol. 36, Issue 34, Page 5

Published in Print: June 7, 2017, as Student Data
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