Engaging our community is vitally important to the success of our students. Partnerships can enhance academic outcomes by providing high quality programs and services before, after and during the school day.
The School and Community Partnerships Department is working closely with our families, community partners, internal SPS Departments (Legal, Dept. of Technology Services, Teaching and Learning), and schools to ensure that student data is protected and shared appropriately with partners. Many improvements have been made by improving processes and putting in place internal controls to ensure that we are protecting the confidentiality of student records.
Additionally, the Community Partnerships Department is working with external partners to provide training on data stewardship, student privacy laws, and appropriate use of student data.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
* Please note the data shown in this video is sample data and not tied to any of our student records
How to Request Student Level Data
Community Based Organizations working directly with students in our schools during, before or after the school day use student level data for monitoring student outcomes, continuous improvement and decision making. In 2013 SPS created a data access framework for CBOs to request and access student level data.
For the 2016-2017 school year all CBOs accessing student level data through the Automated Data Report or through the Source must have a data sharing agreement through our office. In addition one member of the organization must participate in a data stewardship training. The data sharing agreements, consent forms and training must be re-established annually.
Questions? Please email Nicole Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-252-0518.