Learning A-Z Earns IMS Trusted Apps Seal for Student Data Privacy
Learning A-Z announced that it has been awarded the IMS TrustEd Apps Seal from IMS Global Learning Consortium. The seal certifies that Learning A-Z has successfully completed the rigorous IMS TrustEd Apps vetting process and meets expectations for student data privacy.
IMS Global Learning Consortium has awarded the IMS TrustEdApps Seal to Learning A-Z, certifying that Learning A-Z successfully meets expectations for student data privacy.
With award-winning preK–6 online instructional resources, Learning A-Z empowers teachers to deliver effective personalized instruction, whether students are learning in the classroom or at home. Because digital resources and tools are a cornerstone of its product offerings, Learning A-Z is committed to making it easy for districts to safeguard student data and privacy, while supporting teachers with the tools they need to positively impact student learning.
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“Student data privacy and security have always been top priorities for Learning A-Z,” said Kent Kanipe, vice president of engineering for Learning A-Z. “With the IMS TrustEd Apps Seal, districts and schools can be assured that Learning A-Z products have been thoroughly vetted and that they meet the highest standard for data usage and privacy. It gives educators one less thing to worry about so they can focus on making the most significant impact on teaching and learning.”
The IMS TrustEd Apps Seal saves districts time and money by providing a quick and easy way to understand the data privacy features of edtech apps and digital resources.
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The IMS TrustEd Apps program uses IMS member-established criteria to evaluate edtech applications’ policies for using and sharing student data and personally identifiable information. Applications that earn the seal should also demonstrate compliance with applicable privacy laws such as the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
“The IMS TrustEd Apps Seal establishes a new foundation for clarity about data usage and privacy — and it evolves to meet changing needs,” said Dr. Tim Clark, Ed.D., vice president, K-12 programs for IMS Global. “Educational institutions tell us that the IMS TrustEd Apps Seal is allowing them to streamline their vetting processes so they can get helpful resources into teachers’ and students’ hands more quickly. We’re excited about the response we’ve received, and we encourage all educational institutions to look for suppliers that have been awarded the IMS TrustEd Apps Seal.”
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