ISPA Resource Update – March 16, 2021

Each week, the Illinois Student Privacy Alliance (ISPA) produces a variety of new resources that may be useful to schools across the state. Here are a few of our newest SOPPA-related resources, as well as complete listings of all of the new originating data privacy agreements added to the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) database over the course of this past week.

News

New Version of IL-NDPA

A new version of the IL-NDPA has been made available to all districts in Illinois.

IL-NDPA v1.0a is available now on the ISPA homepage.

Note: this new version does not void or otherwise impact any existing agreements that have already been signed and uploaded into the ISPA/SDPC database of agreements.

Thank you to the Illinois Council of Schools Attorney’s SOPPA Working Group and the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) for their work on the agreement and collaboration with the LTC.

Click here for a video summary of the new IL-NDPA.

Automatic Exhibit E Creator

The Automatic Exhibit E Creator has been added to the Illinois Student Privacy Alliance (ISPA) database tools.

This feature will allow users to find originating agreements and then sign and email an Exhibit E with the click of a button. There is also the option to prepare an Exhibit E for another user to sign and send.

Click here for a video summary of this new feature.

Resources

  • New Videos for using the ISPA/SDPC Database Tools
    • Sean Mullins from Olympia CUSD 16 has taken the time to make how-to videos for using the ISPA/SDPC database tools. A big thank you to Sean!

Tips and Suggestions

Reasonable Security Practice

How-To

Recent Originating Data Privacy Agreements

  • Remind
  • Fast ForWord
  • Clever
  • Second Step
  • Wixie
  • Edgenuity
  • AAC Evaluation Genie
  • WriteReader
  • ABC Magnetic Board
  • Pebble Go
  • Happy Numbers
  • USA TestPrep
  • Really Great Reading
  • Mind Research

Stay Up-to-Date with SOPPA

One of the keys to SOPPA compliance is staying on top of the latest recommendations and suggestions from seasoned experts. The LTC makes that easy through our weekly “All Things SOPPA” webinar series.

Each Tuesday, join the LTC’s Chris Wherley for a focused discussion on the process and procedures of achieving SOPPA compliance. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences with peers around Illinois, as well as receive the latest SOPPA updates as July 1 approaches.

The next edition of “All Thing SOPPA” will take place on Tuesday, March 23 at 2:00 pm. Recordings of previous sessions can be found on the LTC YouTube channel.

Be sure to bookmark the LTC’s Data Privacy hub, as well. There, you’ll find regular updates about the latest best practices for protecting student data – including new resources for achieving SOPPA compliance.

Join ISPA

Many of the resources and updates above are provided regularly to Illinois Student Privacy Alliance (ISPA) members. ISPA is a free consortium that allows school districts to access tools and resources for managing data privacy agreements. When used in conjunction with clear policies and procedures, ISPA allows districts to comply with Illinois’ new Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA).

All Illinois school districts are invited to join ISPA. Membership is free and can offer districts access to resources through the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), a collection of 31 states working collaboratively to address similar data privacy concerns and legislation.

To learn more about ISPA and its benefits to all Illinois school districts, visit the group’s homepage on the LTC website. Questions about joining ISPA can be directed to Angela Veatch at aveatch@ltcillinois.org.