inBloom was sold to states and districts and still is being justified by NY State as helping kids become “college and career ready,” and its interoperable instructional tools were supposed to be be aligned with the Common Core.
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 4:10 PM
Subject: FW: question re federal involvement in data collection
MYTH: The two consortia of states developing new assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards are required to provide individual student data to the Federal government.
FACT: The Department does not, and will not, request or collect personally identifiable information (PII) from the consortia and it is not legally authorized to create a student-level database. As stewards of the taxpayers' funds, the Department collects basic project information—such as aggregate research results, but not PII—to evaluate the progress the grantees are making.
I encourage you to join our next two webinars and the 3rd one in particular which will include officials from the U.S. Department of Education to address these very concerns. My understanding is that both SBAC and PARCC governing states are working on data privacy language and I encourage you to check out their websites for the most recent statements they have made on this topic.
1250 H St., NW| Suite 825 | Washington, DC 20005
Now I’ve taken a look at the four laws cited that you say bar federal collection of personally ID student data. In each of them, there is this quote: