Protecting Data

What are education data?

Education data are simply information that can help parents, teachers, policymakers, and other stakeholders make informed decisions to improve student achievement. These data include things like student attendance, demographics, college-readiness scores, student growth data, teacher impact on students, success in college, and other useful, appropriate information.

The Student Data Principles apply specifically to student personal information. Whenever possible, aggregated, de-identified data that do not identify individual students should be used to inform key policy decisions and help improve services and systems that benefit students.

Where can I learn more about how data
are used and protected?