Topics covered include: Staff training on data use, security breaches, personally identifiable student data, and requirements for data sharing agreements.
* CDE is currently working on updates to this policy in accordance with Colorado's Student Data Transparency and Security Act. A revised policy will be posted when it is completed.
State Board of Education Contractor Data Breach Policy
State Board of Education Contractor Data Breach Policy (PDF)
Colorado’s Student Data Transparency and Security Act (C.R.S. 22-16-101 et.seq.) requires CDE to put in place a policy approved by the State Board of Education (“State Board”) to respond to any material breach of the contract that results in the loss or unauthorized use of student personally identifiable information. This policy applies to any individual or entity that receives student personally identifiable information from CDE. The policy was approved by the State Board on April 12, 2018.
Requesting Data from CDE
- CDE Data Request Process
Requests for public data and personally identifiable information from CDE will need to follow specific processes. The forms and overview of these processes are available at the pages linked to above.
Data Collection and Protection Procedures
- State-Level Student Data Collection and Protection (February 2014) (PDF)
Topics covered include: What student information is collected by CDE, how is student information is used, where the information is stored, how the information is safeguarded, who has access to student data, when data is archived/deleted, and student privacy safeguards.
Process for Parents Requesting Student-Level Information
- Parent/Legal Guardian Requests for Student-Level Information (PDF)
This document explains the process by which student information collected by CDE may be obtained by a parent/legal guardian.
If you have questions, contact the Data Privacy Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.