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Huntsville schools to ask court to keep student data sealed

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The district wants to keep student scores and transfer data private. (Source: WAFF/MGN Composite) The district wants to keep student scores and transfer data private. (Source: WAFF/MGN Composite)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

 Huntsville City Schools will face a federal judge again Friday. This time, their appearance regards the release of test scores and other records.

Representatives for the school board are expected to argue that students' test scores and transfer records should not be made public. According to court documents, the records contain advanced-placement test score information and data regarding majority-to-minority transfer information.

The reports contain a student ID number and corresponding birth date, however they do not identify the student by name.

An order signed by the federal judge states that the court finds no reason not to release the information. School district officials will argue their reasons why the information should stay contained Friday afternoon. The hearing will be in Birmingham at the Federal Courthouse at 1 p.m.

The hearing is part of the school system's ongoing dispute with the Department of Justice over school redistricting and the Student Assignment Plan. Friday will be the first meeting since a Huntsville judge ordered both parties into mediation.

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