Providers Rise to Meet the Challenge of K–12 Data Security

Katelyn Sweeney reports:

As data becomes integral to K–12 education, administrators face new challenges to ensure they keep students’ information safe.

Analysis of student data allows educators to identify at-risk students and implement further research into what does and does not work in the classroom. This data can also be used to create student profiles, which educators can use to enhance their personalized learning programs.

“We’re creating individual learning profiles through which students will be able to see how they’re doing and performing against standards,” said Cameron Berube, executive director for teaching and learning for the Providence (R.I.) Public School District. “They and their teachers will have data that shows their strengths and their struggles and gives them more control of their own education.”

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