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The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction recognizes the value of timely, accurate and reliable data for all stakeholders. The DMG has provided these resources for agency employees and members of the public wishing to find and use North Carolina education data.
Authoritative Source List
Data Security Briefing Paper
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is committed to protecting all confidential student information for which it is responsible. The Personally Identifiable Information (PII), or private information, collected and used by NCDPI is required and necessary in order to comply with federal or state laws or for other legitimate purposes. NCDPI's data security measures are aligned with both federal and state laws.
State Board of Education Policies
- TCS-C-027; Internal Use and Handling of Education Data
- TCS-C-028; External Requests for Education Data
LEA Requirements under S.L. 2014-50/Senate Bill 815 an Act to Ensure the Privacy and Security of Student Educational Records
Data Security Policies and Best Practices
The following links include information on Education Data Sharing policies and best practices.
- Security for Student Data
- Privacy Technical Assistance Center:
- Student Privacy Guidance:
- Cloud Computing(June 2012):
http://ptac.ed.gov/sites/default/files/cloud-computing.pdf (pdf, 230kb)
- Data Security:
Identity Authentication Best Practices (July 2012):
http://ptac.ed.gov/sites/default/files/authentication.pdf (pdf, 688kb)
- Data Security and Management Training:
Best Practice Considerations (Dec.20 II):
http://ptac.ed.gov/sites/default/files/issue-brief-security-training.pdf (pdf, 193kb)
- Top Threats to Data Protection (Dec. 2011):
http://ptac.ed.gov/sites/default/files/issue-brief-threats-to-your-data.pdf (pdf, 536kb)
Guidance for Reasonable Methods and Written Agreements (Nov. 2011):
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/pdf/reasonablemtd_agreement.pdf (pdf, 66kb)
- Data Governance: Data Governance and Stewardship (Dec. 2011): http://ptac.ed.gov/sites/default/files/issue-brief-data-governance-and-stewardship.pdf (pdf, 244kb)
- Data Governance Checklist (Dec. 20 II):
http://ptac.ed.gov/sites/default/files/data-governance-checklist.pdf (pdf, 498kb)
Managing Personally Identifiable Information in Student Education Records (Nov. 2010):
http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2011/2011602.pdf (pdf, 264kb)