Instructional Technology/Student Data Privacy Resource Guide

The Instructional Technology/Student Data Privacy Resource Guide provides our students and families with practical information about important elements regarding student and family privacy rights. The Resource Guide also includes information about the procedures District 90 uses to protect the privacy of our students and families. Click on the link below for the complete Resource Guide. 

Instructional Technology/Student Data Privacy Resource Guide

Student Data Privacy

District 90 takes the privacy of our student's data seriously. This page intends to make it transparent that the district is working diligently to be compliant with the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) when it goes into effect July 1, 2021.

What is SOPPA?

The Student Online Personal Protection Act, or SOPPA, is the data privacy law that regulates student data collection and use by schools, the Illinois State Board of Education, and education technology (EdTech) vendors. Information like names, birthdates, etc. may be provided by District 90 to a third party like IXL, NWEA MAP, etc. Ensuring those companies have protections in place to make sure that our student's data is not sold or freely given to others is what SOPPA looks to address. As part of SOPPA, these companies must enter into Data Privacy Agreements (DPA) with each district they work with. These agreements outline what data is stored, how it is protected, what the company can and cannot do with that data, and what they will do in the event of a data breach.

What are Data Privacy Agreements (DPA)?

District 90 leverages Educational Frameworks and the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), which is an unique collaborative of schools, districts, regional, territories and state agencies, policy makers, trade organizations and marketplace providers addressing real-world, adaptable, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns. Read more about Education Frameworks and the SDPC.

Important Data Privacy Laws

Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA): Guarantees that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies, and that data is used for beneficial purposes only.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA): Restricts the collection of personal information from children under 13 by companies operating websites, games, mobile applications, and digital services that are directed to children or that collect personal information from individuals known to be children.

Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA): Imposes certain requirements on schools that utilize the federal E-Rate program to receive discounts for internet access and other technology services, or that receive federal grants for other technology expenses.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): Governs information in a student’s education record, restricting access and use of student information

Approved Technology List

As technology-based resources used for instructional purposes are frequently updated and changed, this list will be revised on a periodic basis. View the approved technology platforms, systems, software and applications used in District 90 and the available data points and DPA's

Social Media and Emerging Technologies
The Social Media and Emerging Technologies presentation is the result of a partnership between District 90 and Dominican University. At the conclusion of the course, District faculty members are able to boost their professional skills and incorporate the power of instructional technology into their classrooms. View the presentation created by the 2018 cohort of District 90 faculty members.

This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.

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