Access to student-level data is important to our work on the ground with the scholars we serve. Education Liaisons and members of each student’s education team need real-time information about their education – including but not limited to their school enrollment history, attendance records, course enrollment records, and GPA – in order to develop their education plans, support their school success, and help problem solve issues that arise. This information is also important for evaluation purposes, to help us track whether our work is making an impact for the students we serve.
A key step in sharing data is ensuring that we are complying with the legal parameters governing student-level data sharing, including the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). We work to ensure that we have appropriate consent processes and agreements in place to ensure safe data sharing practices.