This has been a huge question on my mind for the past six months: How secure is student data? Next Tuesday, March 15th, Open Data Delaware is hosting a presentation with Atnre Alleyne and Shana Ricketts from the Delaware Department of Education to talk about data in the Department. From the announcement on Meetup.com:
We’ll hear from Atnre Alleyne & Shanna Ricketts, both with the Teacher Leader Effectiveness Unit at the Delaware Department of Education. Most recently Atnre has been the Director, Talent Management & Educator Effectiveness, while Shanna has worked as a Data Strategist. They will be discussing how the DDOE uses data, what education data is currently available to the public, and what some high impact projects could be.
I really want to know what happens to the data once the DOE uses it. How much is going to the Federal Learning Registry, the joint system shared by both the United States Department of Education and the Department of Defense? What happens to data from algorithms in existing programs? How much data from personalized learning and standardized assessments is going out to education vendors? How much social-emotional student data is going out? Will Delaware ever see the very frightening “data badges” Colorado is doing a pilot program for?
For those interested in these kinds of things (something ALL Delaware parents should really know about before it is too late), I highly recommend attending this presentation at 1313 N. Market St. in Wilmington on March 15th at 6pm. If you are unable to attend, I plan on going and I will definitely let everyone know what I am able to find out. Open Data Delaware is sponsored by 1313 Innovation and Zip Code Wilmington.