Data & Privacy

Goals, Action Steps and Progress

Goal 1 Progress 50%

Recommended Action Step 1. Utilize Future Ready and/or district technology plan needs assessment/survey data to identify and prioritize areas of need. (Q1 2018, NDE & FRNC)

Recommended Action Step 2. All Data and Privacy gear partners organizations will research other states’ data privacy and security policies and best practices. (Q2 2018, FRNC)

Recommended Action Step 3. Prepare policy recommendations and sample/template policies for use throughout Nebraska. (Q4 2018, NDE & ESUCC, KSB School Law)

Recommended Action Step 4. Include a review schedule from guidance provided in Action Step 3 above, for inclusion in policies, new regulation and/or legislation where appropriate. (Q1 2020, NDE)

Goal 2 Progress 20%

Recommended Action Step 1. Utilize Future Ready and/or district technology plan needs assessment/survey data and review the findings of the LR264 study to identify and prioritize areas of need. (Q2 2018, NDE)

Recommended Action Step 2. Incorporate areas of need into software development and procurement project plans, such as ADVISER, SRS, single sign-on, AAP, and components of the educator’s core package of technology tools. (Q3 2018, NDE & ESUCC)

Recommended Action Step 3. Data and Privacy gear partner organizations will design a system of continuous feedback and improvement in data collection and use. Emphasis will be toward utilizing existing working or advisory groups and mechanisms (such as the technology plan) over creating new structures. (Q1 2019, FRNC)

Recommended Action Step 4. Implement the system of continuous feedback and improvement in data collection and use designed in Action step 3 above. (Q3 2019, NDE & ESUCC)

Recommended Action Step 5.  Educators and Students will use data to personalize instruction, understand student progression through the learning standards and increase student achievement. (Q3 2020, NDE & Districts)

Goal 3 Progress 33%
Recommended Action Step 1. Utilize Future Ready and/or district technology plan needs assessment/survey data to identify and prioritize areas of need. (Q1 2018, NDE & FRNC)

Recommended Action Step 2. Advocate with legislators and regulators as student data privacy regulation and legislation are proposed and considered (using the sample policy framework(s) designed in action step 3 from Goal #1. (Q3 2018, NDE, ESUCC & Districts)

Recommended Action Step 3. Develop and implement a strategy of regular communication regarding data use, privacy and security issues, highlighting training opportunities, and resource materials. (Q4 2019, NDE & ESUCC)

Recommended Action Step 4. Develop and Customize training materials on Data and Privacy policies for administrators and staff. (Q1 2020, ESU’s & Districts)

Recommended Action Step 5. Develop and customize training materials on Data and Privacy policies for students. (Q1 2020, ESU’s & Districts)

Recommended Action Step 6: Evaluate the effectiveness of resources, communication, and training and refine continuously, as needed. (Q1 2021, NDE, ESUCC & Districts)

Using the Future Ready Goals and Action Steps

Each of the FRNC gear groups has written a comprehensive set of goals and provided recommended action steps supporting their goals to help move digital learning and education technology forward in Nebraska. To assist districts and schools in aligning their work to this plan, icons representing common state and national education initiatives were created and then aligned to each goal and action step. The table below gives guidance to each of the icons used and which initiative the icon represents. In many cases, the goals and action steps identified support work on multiple initiatives and each icon is shown to indicate these matches.

This icon indicates that the Goal or action step is tied to an AQuESTT tenet or work that supports an AQuESTT tenet.
This icon indicates that the Goal or action step is tied to ESSA either as a support of the act or because it is tied to available ESSA monies or grant opportunities.
This icon indicates that this Goal or action step is directly linked to a Goal or action step of another Future Ready Gear.
This icon indicates that this Goal or action step is tied to a recommendation that is found within the 2017 National Education Technology plan.
This icon indicates that this Goal or action step supports a goal or advances the work of a Nebraska State Board of Education goal.

Annual Timelines

Data and Privacy 3 year timeline
2018
Q1: Jan. – March
Q2: April – June
Q3: July – Sept.
Q4: Oct. – Dec.
DP1 Policies
AS 1. Utilize FR survey data to prioritize areas of need
AS 2. Research on Data Privacy and security and best practices.
AS 3. Prepare policy recommendations and policy templates
DP2 Data Collection
AS 1. FR survey data and LR 264 study review and set priorities
AS 2. Incorporate areas of need into software development and procurement plans
DP3 Training
AS 1. Utilize FR survey data to prioritize and identify areas of need
AS 2. Advocate with legislators for regulations around students data privacy and regulation from policies in DP 1 goal.
Data and Privacy 3 year timeline
2019
Q1: Jan. – March
Q2: April – June
Q3: July – Sept.
Q4: Oct. – Dec.
DP1 Policies
DP2 Data Collection
AS 3. Design a system of continuous feedback and improvement in data collection and use by using existing mechanisms and groups
AS 4. Implement the system of continuous feedback and improvement completed in AS 3
DP3 Training
AS 3. Develop and Implement a strategy for regular communication regarding data use, privacy and security issues, highlighting training etc.
Data and Privacy 3 year timeline
2020
Q1: Jan. – March
Q2: April – June
Q3: July – Sept.
Q4: Oct. – Dec.
DP1 Policies
AS 4. Create a review schedule for policy guidance, new regulations and/or legislation.
DP2 Data Collection
AS 5. Educators and students will use data to personalize instruction and understand the progression through learning standards
DP3 Training
AS 4 & 5. Develop and customize training materials on data and privacy for admin & same for students (2)