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,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.
A version of this article appeared in the June 07, 2017 edition of Education Week as Student Data