Our Commitment to Parents: Clear Data Privacy Practices @ ACES

Parents and guardians want assurances that personal information and data about their children are secured and protected by ACES. These questions are rising as we use the Internet, mobile apps, cloud computing, online learning, and new technologies to deliver exciting new education services. At ACES, we strive to be clear about what data we collect, how data support a child's education, and the safeguards in place to protect that data.* Scroll down to read more, or jump to topics using the links.

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WHAT WE COLLECT CURRENT MAJOR APPLICATIONS ALL APPLICATIONS

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What data do we collect and why?

Operating Schools

We collect data such as addresses, phone numbers, gender, and age, as well as information to ensure student safety and accurate reporting to help run our operations efficiently.

Measuring Progress of our Students and Clients

We collect data such as attendance, grades, and participation in school activities to enable students to succeed.

 

Improving the Education Program

We collect results and content from local, state, and national assessments to provide teachers, administrators, parents, state, and federal agencies important information about student, program,and school performance.

 

Striving to Meet the Needs of Students

We collect surveys and other feedback to improve teaching and learning.


Current applications that use student information:

ACES uses multiple applications to support learning. Not all applications use student information. The below list includes applications that do use student information and/or content. The applications were in use prior to the October 1, 2016 effective date for the new law. A sample student data privacy contract addendum for vendors after October 1, 2016 will be posted soon.  

Canvas by Instructure (Learning Management System)
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Career Cruising (College, Career, and Life Readiness)
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ChildPlus (Head Start Management)
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Destiny by Follett (Library System)
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Discovery Education (Interactive Content)
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EasyBib (Bibliography Generator)
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Edgenuity (Online Learning, Credit Recovery, Enrichment)
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Google (Apps for Education)
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HearBuilder (Hearing and Phonetics)
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IEPDirect by Frontline (Special Education Management)
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Interactive Science by Pearson (Online Science Curriculum)
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iReady by Curriculum Associates (Student Progress and Resources in Math and Reading)
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IXL (K-12 Online Math and Language Arts Practice Resources)
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Learning A-Z / RazKids (Online Material)
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Lexia (Reading Progress and Resources)
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Lynda by LinkedIn (Online Technology Video Tutorials)
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Panorama (Online student, parent, staff surveys)
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PowerSchool (Student Information Services)
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Read & Write Google by TextHelp (Screen Reader and Text Prediction)
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Read Outloud by Don Johnston (Screen Reader)
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Realidades by Pearson (Online World Languages)
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School Messenger by West (School-to-Home Message System)
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Scratch by MIT (Visual Programming)
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StarFall (Interactive Reading)
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SWIS (Behavior Data)
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Typing.com (Online Typing Tutorial System)
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Unique Curriculum by News2You
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FULL LIST OF APPLICATIONS

 

 


How is education data protected?

Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) and CT State Student Data Privacy Act dovetail with FERPA and COPPA

* Reference: Information adapted from the COSN (2015). Protecting privacy in connected learning toolkit. Retrieved from http://www.cosn.org