The KDE collects student-level and financial data from schools and districts across the state through enterprise data systems. This data is required for federal and state reporting, funding calculations, research and analysis. The data collected is utilized to fulfill the aforementioned requirements as well as support data-driven decision making.
It is the KDE's first and foremost concern that confidential student data is protected and secure. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records which the KDE must adhere to, amongst other laws (for additional information on all Federal and State laws which the KDE must adhere to, please check here
). FERPA places restrictions on educational data which may or may not be disclosed without state agency authorization. Restricted data includes all data which may contain personally identifiable information (PII), i.e. a student's name, address, phone number, social security number, et cetera. For additional information on the KDE's data security measures please refer to the KDE's Data Access Policy
Enterprise Data Systems:
Kentucky Student Information System (KSIS) - The Student Information System is Kentucky's primary data collection system for student level data. KSIS is the authoritative source for data including; student attendance, program information, grades, behavior and much more. KSIS is supported by the third party vendor Infinite Campus.