Now that you have a solid base understanding of Student Data Privacy concepts we can talk about training. (If you have not yet visited the
Student Data Privacy Overview page, go there to get a general understanding of the importance of Student Data Privacy terms and concepts before you complete any training) Use these materials yourself or share with others in your organization to ensure everyone understands data privacy and confidentiality.
Privacy Overview: We recommend that everyone start with the materials listed on the Privacy Overview page which include a Student Privacy 101 video, a link to the Illinois School Student Records Act 5 ILCS 140, and an Overview of Student Data Privacy.
Student Data Privacy Overview
Data Access and Use Policy: Summarizes the ways in which ISBE protects data, and the methods by which it is distributed for public knowledge and research purposes.
Data Access and Use Policy and Procedures
Family Educational Privacy Rights Act (FERPA): This video training session with questions can be taken by anyone (register as new user). It is an excellent training video created by the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) that will familiarize school district and agency staff with the requirements of FERPA. This is the primary law dealing with the protection and regulation of student records. Any employee involved in releasing or sharing student data should take this training, especially since it is ED approved. Once the training is successfully completed, a certificate of completion may be printed off:
Data Privacy? Get Schooled.: This self-paced course will discuss the value data brings to improve education, offer recommendations for addressing privacy concerns while promoting effective data use, and explore lessons learned from existing and emerging policies in education and other sectors. Each module offers both video and written core content that will take no longer than an hour to complete. Additional resources are available in each module for those that want to take a deeper dive into specific topic areas. A digital badge and a certificate will be provided for course completion.
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