What do you know about Data Collection on your child?

Pamela Smith has put together a fantastic video explaining exactly how your child’s personally identifiable information is at serious risk under Common Core.

7 thoughts on “What do you know about Data Collection on your child?”

  1. SB 82 is about employee associations and does not mention students at all.
    HB 15 is about drivers license suspensions.

    Help me understand how they are relevant?

  2. SB 82 was Howard Stephensons bill from 2012, and HB 15 on Behavioral Assessments was adopted in 2003, I believe. I will confirm and post the links on my website this evening. Sorry that is confusing. These laws are re-numbered every year.

  3. Here are the verifying links to the video. I hope that makes things easier…

    How to navigate the Utah State Legislature website:

    “Student Achievement Backpack” SB82: Data Collection on Student/Staff

    HB 15 Behavioral Data Collection mandate: Sponsor- Greg Hughes, 2012 (Line 59)

    State Longitudinal Grant: signed by Judy Park, Project Director, USOE

    Federal Ferpa Law:
    Complete text of Law: http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=11975031b82001bed902b3e73f33e604&rgn=div5&view=text&node=34:
    Overview of Education Reform with references, including FERPA:

    Four Pillars of Reform / State Stabalization Fund / Redistribution of Teachers:
    High-stakes Testing and Teacher Evaluations:

    Human Capital models- Click Educator effectiveness model and project

  4. A very nice mischaracterization of the Park City H1N1 study. Note that in the letter that the identities of the students are kept anonymous. There was no identification collected or retained in the study, if it had the U of U would have been under jeopardy of severe legal and financial penalty. They are very strict about human subjects protections and more so about protected health information. I am not knowledgeable about the other bills and laws in your presentation, but your casting aspersions about a topic on which I am well informed and know the investigators personally, I have to wonder what half truths you have told about the rest of these topics. I know the value of longitudinal data for the purposes of evaluating educational achievement. Longitudinal data is the most powerful form of data in health research as well.

    You have made me want to discover the truth of every assertion. If you are correct about these systems and identified information going to the federal government and 3rd parties, then I am really concerned. But, because you have given me one reason to doubt with your inaccuracy, I cannot trust your assertions.

    1. 53A-13-302. Activities prohibited without prior written consent — Validity of consent — Qualifications — Training on implementation.
      (1) Policies adopted by a school district under Section 53A-13-301 shall include prohibitions on the administration to a student of any psychological or psychiatric examination, test, or treatment, or any survey, analysis, or evaluation without the prior written consent of the student’s parent or legal guardian, in which the purpose or evident intended effect is to cause the student to reveal information, whether the information is personally identifiable or not, concerning the student’s or any family member’s:

      Not listed in the block below this paragraph is DNA and yet it states written consent is required in collecting data in tests whether the information is personally identifiable or not. Perhaps legislators need to revisit this section of code, but it seems like the proper thing for Park City schools to do in any type of study they want students to participate in would be to get opt-in forms signed by parents, and not make them opt-out. https://www.utahnsagainstcommoncore.com/park-city-high-school-collecting-dna/

    2. Anonymous on the Park City DNA swabs, with respect, you shouldn’t “trust” her assertions and she indicates that in the video. You absolutely should verify every claim. That said, even if the swabs were anonymous at Park City High, I would say that the letter quoted in the video on “parental consent” should be concerning.

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