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Data Access, Sharing and Privacy

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The Iowa Department of Education (Department) posts a number of publicly available data sets on its website. The downloadable data sets, include data such as enrollment figures, district assessments and teacher salary figures. In order to request additional information, complete the online data request form. These requests are filled in the order they are received. Some data requests can be denied due to the complexity of the request or the type of data requested. The Department must ensure that any data released is not personally identifiable. Education data is governed by the requirements within the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The Department is prohibited from releasing student information that is protected or identifiable under this law. More information about FERPA. The Department will redact data to ensure privacy standards are met. For more information, view the Department's Statement Regarding the Public Release of Data: Cautions About Interpretation