The Commonwealth, the sponsors and partners involved in the #MassEduData Challenge take privacy and security extremely seriously. Security was our first priority when this event was conceived.
To ensure participants’ privacy, we have worked with our partners at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to ensure that target data sets do not contain any personally identifiable information (PII) of any student or teacher in the Commonwealth.
This event brings together many existing data sets, most of which are already publically available via the DESE website. Provided data fully complies with Federal regulations, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
iCatalyst: Massachusetts Innovation Engine Engages Commonwealth Employees and Constituents in Collaborative Ideation posted on Aug 20
iCatalyst is a cloud-based tool used to spark innovation within Commonwealth secretariats and agencies. The tool creates secure, password-protected communities where peers can interact with one another through Idea Challenges. In Idea Challenges, an executive sponsor poses a question to a defined audience to gather …Continue Reading iCatalyst: Massachusetts Innovation Engine Engages Commonwealth Employees and Constituents in Collaborative Ideation
Edwin Analytics Provides Tools for Educators to Improve Teaching Outcomes posted on Aug 18
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) collects data from school districts for reporting and policy analysis, turning that data into information which can improve educational outcomes is a common challenge. To address that challenge, and to support Governor Patrick’s top-level …Continue Reading Edwin Analytics Provides Tools for Educators to Improve Teaching Outcomes
Winners of Mass EduData Challenge Announced posted on Jul 30
The Mass EduData Challenge, a multi-week open data competition, revealed the competition winners at an Award Ceremony on Tuesday, July 15th at hack/reduce in Cambridge, MA. The education-centered civic hacking competition challenged participants to create valuable insights by leveraging anonymized public data sets maintained …Continue Reading Winners of Mass EduData Challenge Announced