SVRDT applies advanced analytics to a regional multi-agency dataset, balancing ethical, privacy, and social policies, to improve services and educational outcomes especially for children of poverty.
SVRDT exists to serve students. We believe that personalization of learning/teaching and the 70% Solution must be combined to improve educational outcomes for children.
SVRDT believes that both personalizing learning and improving services to children of poverty can be informed by the mining and analysis of large-scale data, shared across agencies throughout the region.
Institutionalized Trust is the fundamental principle behind our Regional Data Trust, which supports data sharing among county agencies, school districts, non-profits and educational technology firms to inform regional policy, practice, and research.
Based on expert counsel, SVRDT will develop guidelines for the Regional Data Trust that define and govern what is allowable under privacy regulations such as FERPA, HIPAA and COPPA and will develop data sharing agreements that accordingly protect students’ privacy and confidentiality.
SVRDT is pioneering the integration of cutting-edge database, search and privacy technologies with rapidly evolving social media sharing mechanisms to create an interoperable data management platform that enables deep, personalized learning for all students.
SVRDT brings together multidisciplinary teams from UCSC to conduct research to understand human and social factors that influence learning, to advance technologies that facilitate learning, and to develop data-analytic techniques applicable to education.
SVRDT believes that our success can only be achieved through expanded collaboration and communication among all of the regional government agencies, educations providers, private sector companies, foundations, and other youth-serving non-profits.