data collection

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    An overview of state education data systems

    Last week, the Education Commission of the States published 50-State Comparison: Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems.  Information on North Carolina’s longitudinal data system is available here.
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2016
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    Feds: We collect data on toddlers’ social and emotional development!

    The National Center for Education Statistics recently launched a blog to discuss their work and findings. Yesterday, a post by Jill Carlivati McCarroll and Gail Mulligan titled, “Does the Department of Education collect information on young children’s social and emotional development?” appeared. Here is the…
    Terry Stoops, April 29, 2015
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    Invasive Health Assessment Takes “NEXT STEP”

    Earlier this month, I wrote on the invasive health assessment form used for 5 year old kindergarten students. Last week the New Hanover School Board got a presentation from the County Manager’s Office, showing HOW this information can be used. Remember, these forms are NOT “voluntary,” but required…
    Lindalyn Kakadelis, April 28, 2015
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    Data collection = bad medicine

    In an article published this weekend, the New York Times explored the issue of data collection and privacy concerns.  The following quote from Bob Wise, a former governor of West Virginia who is affiliated with data collection and storage nonprofit inBloom, was somewhat troubling: Do you want to take…
    Terry Stoops, October 7, 2013