State broadens student tracking

State broadens student tracking
EMERY P. DALESIO – ASSOCIATED PRESS  DEC 27, 2011

Besides tracking trends in the great mass of the state’s public school population, online capabilities allow parents to track their children throughout the year. A system called NC WISE allows parents with an online password to track the homework missing, credits earned, standardized test results and days absent. The service, which the Data Quality campaign says is now provided by only a handful of other states, is popular with parents and PTAs.

That service for tracking missing homework, credits, standardized test results, and days absent may be popular with parents and PTAs (even though no evidence is provided) but it does not mean those parents and PTAs are even aware that info is a part of a larger data system…   and that others are being given access to that data…  and would that be popular with parents and PTAs?