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Student Data

By Sarah D. Sparks — June 06, 2017 1 min read

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.

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

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