PSBA 2022 January/February Bulletin PSBA 2022 January/February Bulletin - Page 50

it ’ s the law

it ’ s the law

issues related to collection and use of student information . They include :
• Student data use should be used to further and support student learning and success .
• Student data are most powerful when used for continuous improvement and personalizing student learning .
• Student data should be used as a tool for informing , engaging and empowering students , families , teachers and school system leaders .
• Students , families and educators should have timely access to information collected about the student .
• Student data should be used to inform and not replace the professional judgment of educators .
• Students ’ personal information should only be shared , under terms or agreement , with service providers for legitimate educational purposes and tools that improve and personalize education ; otherwise the consent to share must be given by a parent , guardian or a student , if that student is over age 18 .
School systems should have policies for overseeing this process , which include support and guidance for teachers .
• Educational institutions , and their contracted service providers with access to student data , including researchers , should have clear , publicly available rules and guidelines for how they collect , use , safeguard and destroy those data .
• Educators and their contracted service providers should only have access to the minimum student data required to support student success .
• Everyone who has access to students ’ personal information should be trained and know how to effectively and ethically use , protect and secure it .
• Any educational institution with the authority to collect and maintain student personal information should :
a . Have a system of governance that designates rules , procedures , and the individual or group responsible for decision-making regarding data collection , use , protection , access , sharing and security , and use of online educational programs . 48 PSBA Bulletin January / February 2022