Facts Speak for Themselves: Agreement Outlines Unique Student Data Required

“CCER should apologize to the students and parents of Hamden for obtaining specific student information without their knowledge or approval,” said CEA’s Executive Director Mark Waxenberg. “CCER should also assure all Connecticut parents that in the future CCER will not attempt to gain access to and ownership of student records and information without parental knowledge…

Enormous Student Data Disclosure Threatens Student Privacy

The Hamden School District’s disclosure of personally identifiable student data—without the knowledge of parents or students—to an education industry group should be a lightning rod for legislative action on HB 7017, An Act Concerning Student Data Privacy. “School districts must safeguard children’s privacy, and they should never leave students and families in the dark when…

High School Assessment Working Group Votes Unanimously to Eliminate SBAC for 11th Graders

Connecticut’s High School Assessment Working Group late yesterday afternoon voted unanimously to eliminate the 11th grade Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test, and restore precious teaching and learning time for students. CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg, who represents the Association on the working group said, “This is a positive step forward. It will restore much needed…