This Week in Student Privacy: 7/7

July 7, 2015

SIIA releases “Vision K-20” report at ISTE 2015

At ISTE 2015, the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) released “a new analysis of how educators view their schools' and districts' use of technology and student data.” The report “measures schools' and colleges' self-reported progress toward technology and e-learning adoption.” According to the report, “[t]he top two most important ways digital student data is currently used [...] is to ‘track student performance’ and to ‘improve instruction[,]’” and that “[s]ecurity-related benchmarks continue to rate highly with only a small gap between current and ideal levels among both K-12 and Postsecondary[.]” While security is a “[benchmark] which educators widely expect to be standard practice,” Postsecondary educators feel it necessary that “[d]igital student achievement data [be] always available to guide classroom instruction.” Overall, the report concludes that “[e]ducators in both K-12 and Postsecondary have a desire to integrate technology at a deeper and broader level, and recognize the need for support and assistance to make that happen.”

 

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This update was compiled by Jeremiah Milbauer, with help from Paulina Haduong and Hannah Offer. Jeremiah is a rising freshman at the University of Chicago and an intern for the Student Privacy Initiative. Hannah is a rising freshman at Yale University.

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August 11, 2015