The data collection is one of the most insidious aspects of CC. Proponents will tell you that the data mining is not part of CC, technically that may be true, but in Nevada we can not opt-out of the data mining or CC testing (Smarter Balanced Testing Consortium SBAC). See first line of third paragraph document below.
In Nevada you will not know what data is being shared on your children or who it is shared with. The SBAC will share data on your children with many others.
THE SBAC IS REQUIRED TO 'PROVIDE TIMELY AND COMPLETE ACCESS TO ANY AND ALL DATA COLLECTED AT THE STATE LEVEL' TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOE, OR ITS DESIGNATED PROGRAM MONITORS, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDERS, OR RESEARCH PARTNERS, AND TO GAO, AND THE AUDITORS CONDUTING THE AUDIT REQUIRED..." (N-6, appendix F 5 B)
Nevada took a total of $10,000,000 from the federal government to create Nevada's Statewide Longitudinal System (NSLDS). The NSLDS will collect, store, and share data on Nevadans from preK to the workforce, "cradle to grave."
From 40:09 to 49:00 Jane Robbins Esq., from the American Principals Project, talks about the collection and sharing of our childrens personal data. This is one of the best explanations I've heard to date.
ON DECEMBER 2, 2011 FAMILY EDUCATION RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA) WAS GUTTED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, ALLOWING THE UNPRECEDENTED STORAGE, TRACKING, AND SHARING OF STUDENT DATA, SOME PERSONAL, IS NOW ALLOWED WITHOUT PRIOR PARENT CONSENT
On 1/24/12 less than two months after the FERPA was gutted, Joe Hart News 4 Reno tells us what may be the true goal of CC and the Nevada's Statewide Longitudnal Data System.
Mr. Hart says, “The Nevada DoE will follow individual student's progress from pre-K to the work force. The system will help direct students to the type of college or career ready jobs, and into a field which will allow them a successful outcome for both the student and their state.“