Data Collection, Computer Systems & Data Sharing - The Job is almost Complete
Attempting to summarize how our education system is being used to collect and use data on American children, sharing it with the UN, non-profits, and corporations, is no easy task. In essence, data is gathered through school districts and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) assessments (testing), then shared with the state, who in turn shares it with the federal government. Idaho also shares this data with outside organizations and with the regional data base WICHE. This is being accomplished through computer systems that have now been connected to each other. It is a long read but following are the details and links to the information.
For opponents of Common Core (CC) the data collection and mining are serious concerns. There are now over 400 data points collected on each child. Data systems are being developed for collecting, storing, analyzing, and sharing data at not only the state level but with other organizations. In Idaho the system is called the State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS), a National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) program. The intent is to track your child K-12, through college, and to their eventual job. Another CC goal is using education for workforce development, meeting the needs of corporations. Idaho even applied for a grant with the Idaho Department of Labor to include incorporating workforce outcomes into SLDS, including giving them confidential student information, pg 3.
On March 29, 2012 the following was announced by the White House:
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION UNVEILS “BIG DATA” INITIATIVE:ANNOUNCES $200MILLION IN NEW R&D INVESTMENTS
The most noteworthy paragraph is on page 2 under the National Science Foundation (NSF) heading. The NSF is implementing a comprehensive, long-term strategy that includes new methods to derive knowledge from data; infrastructure to manage, curate, and serve data to communities; and new approaches to education and workforce development. Idaho is a partner with NSF. One major purpose of CC is to use data to create a workforce for corporations, corporate fascism. Part of this money is to be used for:
The UN has already experimented with Interoperability Frameworks (IF). In this report from 2005, on page 43, it defines these frameworks:
"The Interoperability Framework aims to define the set of specifications to facilitate Government systems to communicate and inter-operate with other systems, both within Government and external to it, efficiently and effectively." The report goes on to describe case studies the UN conducted in other countries.
Simply put, computer systems are linked together for a global system of sharing education information with data in the same format and a server interface allowing computers to pull data on demand from multiple locations. These computers need to "speak" the same language in order to communicate with each other, to use the same data elements. All states who are developing data systems have been at different stages of implementation so now a baseline set of elements in each state has been reached and the interfaces can link up at the regional level which will then link up at the national and global level. BHO gave your tax dollar to make this happen.
So, the money has been put in to develop the infrastructure. How is Idaho linking up with an IF? The Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) makes it possible to share education data elements, information on your child, with everyone. Here are the data elements they gather. For a closer look at what those elements mean the CEDS 4.0 Data Model Guide describes what information is gathered starting on page 60. The Assessment Interoperability Framework (AIF) takes data from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) testing in which Idaho participates as part of Common Core. The AIF document explains what information is collected and shared through the framework. Personal student information & demographics, response data, abuse or suicide alert data, consortia sharing, BI reporting (pg 33-34 AIF document), and analytic engines are used to refer students and evaluate teacher effectiveness (pg 47). Page 49 identifies how curriculum is monitored, that is, how well your child has been indoctrinated on UN ideology, and page 52 lists psychometric analysis of responses. The main reason for the SBAC is to determine if your child has been properly indoctrinated, and if not, the curriculum can be modified to ensure there has been a change in that belief system. This video by Dr. Peg Luksik provides the best explanation. SBAC testing is not being used to determine if a child meets the standards, it is used to gather personal information on that student, whether or not they are meeting a belief system, and what skill they possess to meet a workforce need.
As a side note, the Idaho State Board of Education (ISBOE) agreed to submit data to CEDS (pg 6), and with an agreement between the Idaho Department of Labor and Idaho Department of Transportation (pg 10) your child's SSN is now available to help determine workforce outcomes. See how those computers can talk to each other for spreading data?
In Idaho the school district shares the SLD fileset with the state who in turn shares it with SchoolNet, a program of UN buddy Pearson. The information shared includes student demographics, attendance, and discipline tracking. How about that. Idaho has a direct line with the UN. But if Pearson can't get it from Idaho, they can also retrieve it from NCES, as they are partners.
Now that we can see what data is collected, analyzed, and transmitted, how else is it shared? In an attempt to make this entangled system understandable only two out of multiple areas of data sharing are noted.
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