The process of masking the data displayed (putting an asterisk * in place of the actual number) to protect student privacy. Different applications may utilize different redaction techniques depending on the tool being used, data being displayed and the way that the data is being combined for display. Each redaction technique has been vetted within the agency and through other groups like PTAC to ensure that each application meets the applicable privacy laws to ensure that student privacy is protected. Two specific examples that handle redaction differently include the Report Cards and the ED360 Public Portal.
Report Cards: To protect student privacy, data for groups of fewer than 10 students are replaced by asterisks on the public report cards.