Report finds use of student data is increasing

11/19/2013 | Stateline

More schools are accessing and using student data to improve student achievement, a new report shows, prompting some questions and concerns about privacy and security. According to the report by the Data Quality Campaign, schools in 35 states now are using secure state websites or portals to store and access information, compared with only 28 states in 2011. The growing practice has raised concerns in some states over plans to store data on a cloud-based system -- accessible over the Internet -- despite assurances from the system provider that the data are secure.

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