Student Data Privacy


The Nevada Department of Education is required by law to collect and store personally identifiable student information (PII), and takes seriously its obligations to secure information systems and protect the privacy of data collected, used, shared, and stored by the Department. Personally identifiable information includes a student's name and other direct personal identifiers, such as the student's identification number. Personally identifiable information also includes indirect identifiers, such as name of the student's parent or other family members; the student's or family's address; and personal characteristics or other information that would make the student's identity easily traceable. With some exceptions, such PII is considered confidential and cannot be disclosed without the parent's or student's (if the student is 18 or older) written consent.

    Nevada Department of Education Resources

    • Data Dictionary- This data dictionary lists all data elements collected by NDE. The dictionary does NOT contain the actual data itself. The NDE collects this information because State and Federal laws direct us to do so.
    • Information Security and Privacy Policy- This policy, approved by the State Board of Education on January 29, 2015, covers the following topics: staff training on data use, security breaches, personally identifiable student data, and requirements for data sharing agreements.
    • State-Level Student Data Collection and Protection-This two-page fact sheet covers the following topics: what student information is collected by NDE, how 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.