Protection and Accessibility of State Student Unit Record Data Systems at the Postsecondary Level

As the use of unit record data to track students through their educational careers has increased over time, interest in improving both the accessibility and security of the data has grown as well. The purpose of this study, Protection and Accessibility of State Student Unit Record Data Systems, was to survey the practices used by the state agencies responsible for this data in ensuring the confidentiality of student unit record (SUR) information while also making data accessible to those who request it. The Protection and Accessibility report attends to the procedures used to make data available to stakeholders (e.g., policy analysts, agency staff, education researchers, auditors, and others) as well as identifies the stakeholders to whom data are typically made available.

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Publication Date: 
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Author: 
Molly Ott, Stephen DesJardins
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