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HB 396 limits the ability of the state to collect student data

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HB 396 limits the ability of the Department of Education to collect and analyze student data. It also gives students over 18 years of age and parents the right to restrict the sharing of assessment results with anyone outside of the student’s district. The bill adds the following to RSA 193-c:10:

II.  No personally identifiable data on students and/or their families’ religion, political party affiliation, psychometric data, biometric information, juvenile delinquency records, criminal records, medical, psychological or dental information, birth dates, social security numbers, employment history, income level, and/or voting history shall be collected, tracked, housed, stored, reported or shared with the federal government, nor provided to for-profit corporations.

III.  Students who are 18 years of age or older and parents of students under 18 years of age shall have the right to inspect and review their student’s records and block the transfer or sharing of any or all data contained in such record, including student assessment results, other than for the transfer of such student to another school outside the district.

IV.  Districts may elect to grade and score any assessment or survey administered within the district, aggregate student performance data, and share only aggregated student data outside the district to protect student privacy.

V.  Districts shall not release any student data where the privacy of student data cannot be guaranteed.

Sponsors: Rep. Hoell, Merr. 23; Rep. Itse, Rock. 10

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