Education Data Legislation Review: 2017 State Activity

Safeguarding Data
Education Data Legislation Review: 2017 State Activity

Over the past decade, states have made enormous progress in collecting, using, and reporting education data in service of learning—although state legislation has primarily focused on implementing the robust privacy and security protections and data governance structures that make data use safe. In the 2017 legislative session, data privacy continued to be a focus with more than half (93 of 183) of the state bills that were considered on education data addressing the issue. But 2017 also saw states increasingly using legislation to address how they collect, use, and report education data in addition to how they safeguard it.

This review uses the framework of the Four Policy Priorities to Make Data Work for Students to analyze state legislation addressing education data in 2017.

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