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SB 371 - Higher Education Student Data System - Key Vote

Wisconsin Key Votes

Randy Hopper voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Higher Education Student Data System

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (73-20) - (Key vote)

Title: Higher Education Student Data System

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the Department of Public Institutions, Board of Regents, Technical College Systems Board, and Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities to enter into a written agreement to establish a student data system.

Highlights:
-Requires the Department of Public Institutions, Board of Regents, Technical College Systems Board, and Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities to enter into a written agreement that does all of the following (Sec. 3):
    -Requires the agencies to establish and maintain a longitudinal data system of student data that links such data from preschool programs to postsecondary education programs; -Describes the process by which any of the agencies, independently or jointly with 1 or more of the other agencies, may evaluate and study education programs; -Prohibits any of the agencies from evaluating or studying another agency's education programs without the approval of the latter agency and a written agreement specifying the level of supervision and involvement that each agency will have in the work performed; -Requires the agencies to exchange student data to the extent necessary to perform an evaluation or study; -Establishes a system for the agencies to enter into data-sharing agreements with each other and with public and private research organizations; -Establishes a process by which 1 or more of the agencies may collaborate with other individuals, including state agencies, to import workforce or other data into the system; and -Commits the agencies to protect student privacy.
-Authorizes any agency to disclose personally identifiable student data to the system, another agency, or a public or private research organization if the disclosure is in connection with a data-sharing agreement that does all of the following (Sec. 3):
    -Specifies the purpose, scope, and duration of the data-sharing agreement; -Requires the recipient to use the data only for the purposes specified; -Specifies the specific data access, use, and security restrictions with which the recipient will comply; -Requires the data be destroyed or returned when it is no longer needed; and -If the disclosure is to a public or private research organization, prohibits the personal identification of any individual, unless it is disclosed by a representative of the recipient who has a "legitimate interest" in the information. -Exempts the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities from the requirement to enter into the written agreement, and specifies that if the Association does not enter into the written agreement, none of the other agencies may evaluate or study the Association's education programs without the approval of the Association (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (25-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Higher Education Student Data System

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the Department of Public Institutions, Board of Regents, Technical College Systems Board, and Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities to enter into a written agreement to establish a student data system.

Highlights:
-Requires the Department of Public Institutions, Board of Regents, Technical College Systems Board, and Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities to enter into a written agreement that does all of the following (Sec. 3):
    -Requires the agencies to establish and maintain a longitudinal data system of student data that links such data from preschool programs to postsecondary education programs; -Describes the process by which any of the agencies, independently or jointly with 1 or more of the other agencies, may evaluate and study education programs; -Prohibits any of the agencies from evaluating or studying another agency's education programs without the approval of the latter agency and a written agreement specifying the level of supervision and involvement that each agency will have in the work performed; -Requires the agencies to exchange student data to the extent necessary to perform an evaluation or study; -Establishes a system for the agencies to enter into data-sharing agreements with each other and with public and private research organizations; -Establishes a process by which 1 or more of the agencies may collaborate with other individuals, including state agencies, to import workforce or other data into the system; and -Commits the agencies to protect student privacy.
-Authorizes any agency to disclose personally identifiable student data to the system, another agency, or a public or private research organization if the disclosure is in connection with a data-sharing agreement that does all of the following (Sec. 3):
    -Specifies the purpose, scope, and duration of the data-sharing agreement; -Requires the recipient to use the data only for the purposes specified; -Specifies the specific data access, use, and security restrictions with which the recipient will comply; -Requires the data be destroyed or returned when it is no longer needed; and -If the disclosure is to a public or private research organization, prohibits the personal identification of any individual, unless it is disclosed by a representative of the recipient who has a "legitimate interest" in the information. -Exempts the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities from the requirement to enter into the written agreement, and specifies that if the Association does not enter into the written agreement, none of the other agencies may evaluate or study the Association's education programs without the approval of the Association (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Higher Education Student Data System

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