Student Data Privacy

The Nevada Department of Education is required by law to collect and store student and educator records, and takes seriously its obligations to secure information systems and protect the privacy of data collected, used, shared, and stored by the Department. The Department is currently reviewing its data privacy and security policies, and will post its updated policies on this page when adopted.

The following links to federal privacy laws and other resources provide information about student data privacy and security.

    Laws, Rules and Guidance

    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 (DRAFT)- This draft policy, dated May 2014, 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.
    • Accessing Your Child's Student Data