Purpose: The Data Ethics Task Force has developed The Forum Guide to Data Ethics. The document addresses ethical issues focused on the management and use of education data, with particular emphasis on individually identifiable student and staff data. This document presents a code of ethics for data management in education settings. Its canons, examples, descriptions, and recommendations reflect situations that arise in real schools, school districts, and state education agencies. The guidance is intended to supplement existing data ethics policies in education organizations or serve as a template when organizations create new policies.
Cheryl McMurtrey, Mountain Home School District 193 (ID);
Stephen Metcalf, Montpelier School District (VT);
Janice Petro, Colorado Department of Education;
Tom Purwin, Jersey City Public Schools (NJ);
Lee Rabbit, North Kingstown School Department (RI);
David Uhlig, Charlottesville City Public Schools (VA)
Chair: Tom Purwin, Jersey City Public Schools (NJ)
NCES Staff: Stephen Cornman
Support: Tom Szuba, QIP
Publications of the National Forum on Education Statistics do not undergo the formal review required for products of the National Center for Education Statistics. The information and opinions published here are the product of the National Forum on Education Statistics and do not necessarily represent the policy or views of the U.S. Department of Education or the National Center for Education Statistics.