While it is interesting how Common Core assessments are processed in New York once students take them, what happens to the data is far more important.
Cheri Kiesecker: The College Board, owner of the PSAT and SAT, solicits personal information from each student without parental consent.
Jane Robbins: Congressional Republicans are skipping down the bipartisan path yet again on the issue of Big Data and lifetime citizen surveillance.
Check your school district calendars for SAT administration dates if it is administered in your district and know what is not required in order to take it.
Parents and citizens are alarmed by bills currently moving through the Alabama legislature to create a massive warehouse of education and workforce data.
Jane Robbins: We oppose a proposal by the National Center for Education Statistics to join OECD in conducting the International Early Learning Study (IELS).
Current online data privacy legislation is a ruse protecting very little and makes vulnerable some of the most private characteristics of our children.
Jane Robbins: The data that can be gathered from VR gaming tech is massive, but of greater concern is how it can alter kids’ thoughts and behavior.
Wearable tech will become mainstream in schools in four to five years. The new technology brings with it new concerns for parents about student data privacy.
The education establishment is colluding with Big Data to obliterate opting out by promoting “embedded assessment” within the digital-learning platforms.