The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) treats data confidentiality and the privacy of student educational records very seriously. It complies with all federal laws including Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), state statutes, and guidelines to protect confidential data
The district complies with the State and Federal legislative regulations such as the Act Concerning Student Data Privacy (PA:16-189)
Protecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
A 10-15 minute training module on how to protect PII.
Data Protection and Privacy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) treats data confidentiality and the privacy of student educational records very seriously. It complies with all federal laws including Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), state statutes, and guidelines to protect confidential data.
Resources for Parents/Families U.S. Department of Education:
Family Educational Privacy Rights Act (FERPA)
This video training session with questions can be taken by anyone (register as new user). It is an excellent training video that will familiarize school district and agency staff with the requirements of the Family Educational Privacy Rights Act. This is the primary law dealing with the protection and regulation of student records. Any employee involved in releasing or sharing student data should take this training. **This is a free resource. You will first need to register as a new user since you will receive certificates of completion for each course that you successfully pass.
This self-paced course will discuss the value data brings to improve education, offer recommendations for addressing privacy concerns while promoting effective data use, and explore lessons learned from existing and emerging policies in education and other sectors.
Each module offers both video and written core content that will take no longer than an hour to complete. Additional resources are available in each module for those that want to take a deeper dive into specific topic areas. A digital badge and a certificate will be provided for course completion.
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