PROTECTING STUDENT DATA IN A DIGITAL WORLD: Increasing Use of Student Data Could Boost Global Economic Value by $1.2 Trillion, New McKinsey Report Finds ArticleJune 09, 2015
Increasing the use of student data in education could unlock between $900 billion and $1.2 trillion in global economic value, with $300 billion of that total coming from improved instruction, according to a new report from McKinsey & Company. The report, Protecting Student Data in a Digital World, outlines several data and privacy challenges for schools in unlocking this value, but it offers lessons from other industries as a guide for how to do so.
TEACHERS KNOW BEST: New Teacher Survey Identifies Challenges Teachers Face When Using Digital Instructional Tools ArticleJune 09, 2015
Ninety-three percent of K–12 public school teachers regularly use digital tools to guide instruction, but two-thirds of them say that they are not fully satisfied with the effectiveness of the data or the tools for working with the data, according to a new report from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Released at a June 3 event cohosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Gates Foundation, the report, Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work for Teachers and Students, presents the findings from a survey of more than 4,600 teachers about the challenges they face when using digital instructional tools and provides recommendations about how to support teachers to effectively use data to personalize instruction.
SAFEGUARING STUDENT DATA: Alliance Joins More than Thirty National Education Organizations to Support Ten Principles for Using and Safeguarding Students’ Personal Information ArticleMarch 17, 2015
Last week, the Alliance for Excellent Education joined more than thirty national education organizations in announcing its support for the “Principles for Using and Safeguarding Students’ Personal Information.”
STUDENT DATA AND PRIVACY: Alliance State and District Learning Director Testifies, Tells Congress, “Fear of Data Must Not Prevent Us from Realizing the Promise of Technology” ArticleJuly 08, 2014
On June 25, in testimony before a joint congressional hearing on student data and privacy, Thomas C. Murray, state and district digital learning director at the Alliance for Excellent Education, said student data can be used effectively to strengthen student achievement and personalize learning for individual students while simultaneously maintaining high levels of student privacy.
LEARNING ANALYTICS: Effective Use of Student Data Is Essential to Personalizing Learning and Increasing Student Achievement, Finds New Alliance Report ArticleJuly 08, 2014
A new Alliance for Excellent Education report finds that the effective use of student data can improve teaching and learning by empowering educators to personalize instruction and increase student achievement for all students, especially those in the highest-need schools.