Friday, October 18, 2013

Interested in student privacy? Come to Accountability!

The Standing Committee on Accountability and Student Achievement meets next Tuesday, October 22, at 5:30 in room 410 of the Durkin Administration Building. We have several items coming back that have to do with student rights and student privacy:

gb #2-48 - Ms. Novick/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. O'Connell (February 8, 2012)  Request that the Administration provide an assessment report on Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and highlight particularly both technology needs and the phasing out of the current state assessment.
    gb #3-115 - Ms. Novick/Mr. Monfredo (March 28, 2013)  Request administration ensure that the Worcester Public Schools' is abiding by 201 CMR 17.00 Standards for the Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth and further request administration share student information only with those who can demonstrate that they comply with 201 CMR 17.00.
        gb #3-116 - Ms. Novick/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio/Miss Biancheria (March 28, 2013) Request administration notify parents of any organization or agency with whom student or family information is shared and procedures for parents denying the sharing of their child's information.

        gb#3-275 - Ms. Novick (October 7, 2013) Request administration report on the DESE legal opinion regarding parental opt out of state mandated testing.

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