3 key strategies for schools, districts considering predictive analytics

educationdive | April 01, 2019

3 key strategies for schools, districts considering predictive analytics
It's not uncommon, in some circles, for the use of predictive data analytics to conjure up visions of a dystopian future where that information is used to selectively identify people who might potentially cause problems and proactively sequester them from society. Those concerns have most prominently been directed toward the idea of predictive policing, especially as law enforcement agencies use genetic data gathered by companies like 23andMe to solve cases, or in social work, where additional context beyond data gathered can mean the difference between a child being removed from a home. But those fears have also crept into education alongside the use of analytics in academic and behavioral intervention strategies, as well as partnerships like the one between Kansas City's public schools and the Ballmer Group, which aims to improve data sharing between schools' student information systems and case management software in use by local nonprofits. On the latter, Future of Privacy Forum education privacy lawyer Sara Collins told Education Week she would urge schools to refrain from installing the software until they better understand "who the information is being shared with, how much control the school will retain over the data, and what is being done to protect the data."

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