The Forum Guide to Data Ethics
NCES 2010-801
March 2010

Code of Data Ethics Audience

The responsibility for data ethics ultimately rests with an organization's leadership. Nonetheless, appropriate ethical behavior in accessing, using, and managing education data is the responsibility of each and every individual with access to information in an education organization. This includes, but is not limited to, your organization's

  • superintendent;
  • chief information officer;
  • principal(s);
  • teachers;
  • registrar(s);
  • counselor(s);
  • school board members;
  • data manager;
  • technology director;
  • information systems staff;
  • data steward(s);
  • technical staff;
  • office staff;
  • paraprofessionals;
  • volunteers; and
  • vendors.