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Programs & Services

Student Data Privacy Resources

The Commission has developed the following resources to assist school districts, parents, and educational service providers in learning about and complying with Connecticut's student data privacy law (Public Act 16-189).

Student Data Privacy Toolkit
An explanation of the law with definitions and obligations for K  12 boards of education as well as educational contractors and operators. Includes resources to support districts in the areas of training, communication, and general compliance.

Educational Software Registry
Now in development, this Web-based portal will provide a single point of reference on student data privacy compliance for school districts, contractors, and software operators. The site will allow software providers to review current compliance requirements, vet them with their own legal teams, and ensure compliance through a self-service registration tool. The general public, including school districts, will be able to search for software providers and their products that have attested to compliance with Connecticut student data privacy statute.

State-Reviewed Educational Software
The Commission has partnered with the Department of Administrative Services procurement team to consult directly with educational software providers that support a substantial number of Connecticut school districts to help ensure the products that these firms provide comply with PA 16-189. The list below represents those systems that, according to statewide surveys, many districts use and that contain sensitive student data. Details of each indicate the status of review, contact information, and supporting documentation.

Approved Software

Provider

Contact

Notes

Microsoft

Lorilyn Hall

Data terms of Microsoft products comply with Connecticut law. See the Online Services Terms on Microsoft's Volume Licensing page.

SNAP

Trish Grogis

The most recent SNAP contract rider aligns with provisions of PA 16-189.

TurnItIn

Director of Business Affairs

The Connecticut addendum covers all current and future agreements.



Software in Review

Provider

Apple

Destiny

Discovery Education

Edmodo

Google

IEP Direct

Khan Academy

Microsoft

Naviance

NWEA Assessments

PowerSchool

Renaissance

Scholastic

SchoolMessenger

Schoology

 





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