Privacy & Data
We take our obligations to secure data systems and protect student privacy seriously.
Collecting Student Data
We collect and analyze data because it is one of the most effective ways to improve teaching and learning.
- Data tells us if students are on track for graduation or if they need additional help.
- Data tells our schools if their education programs are working.
- Data helps state and district leaders make informed decisions based on facts.
Protecting Student Privacy
The Family Educational Rights and Policy Act (FERPA) is a federal law passed in 1974 with the intent of protecting student privacy and data. Among other provisions, FERPA requires schools to get permission from a parent or eligible student (a student who is at least 18 years old or is enrolled in a college or university) before the school releases data that personally identifies that student.