Would Student “Data Backpacks” Infringe on Civil Liberties?

Digital Learning Now! Has just released the second paper in its “Smart Series.” Here is a review of paper # 1. This second installment makes the case for two improvements based on school data. First, the authors argue that states should create a “data backpack” for each student, which would include a standardized electronic copy of their test and grade histories, their discipline records, their “personal bests” on various types of assignments, and other items, and which could be accessed and used as students move across grades, schools, districts, and states.