State data systems are important tools to help schools meet the diverse needs of learners, but the collection of data can put students at risk of information breaches that can be devastating to them long-term. While strategic data collection can positively impact student outcomes, protecting student data privacy is a key concern for state policymakers.

This Special Report presents brief case studies of state agencies in Colorado, Kentucky and Utah that have developed effective structures and processes to protect the privacy of students’ data without compromising data systems’ role in improving education.

To access individual case studies, click on the state buttons below. You can also download the full report by clicking on the button on the right side of the page.

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 PUBLISHED: November 29, 2022




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