ISPA Resource Update – March 30, 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.

Announcements

The April 6 session of “All Things SOPPA” has been canceled. The next webinar in this series will be held the following Tuesday, April 13.

Resources

Resources for your SOPPA Workflow

All of these resources and a calendar of upcoming SOPPA-related events can also be found on the LTC’s ISPA homepage.

All Things SOPPA – March 30, 2021

A recording of the March 23, 2021, All Things SOPPA webinar can be found on the LTC’s YouTube channel.

Select How-To’s by Subject

  • 28:55​ View All State DPAs to Find Agreements
  • 31:20​ Reviewing an Originating Agreement
  • 35:06​ Using Automatic Exhibit E Creator
  • 38:00​ Prepare Exhibit E for someone else to sign
  • 43:33​ Using Resource Listing on your District Website

Full Webinar by Chapter

  • 0:00​​​ Introduction
  • 3:52​ What is SOPPA?
  • 7:01​ Statistics
  • 8:16​ New Originating Agreements
  • 8:42​ Tips and Suggestions – IL-NDPA v1.0a
  • 12:00​ Tips and Suggestions – Compression and Naming of Agreements before upload
  • 14:02​ Tips and Suggestions – Feature Enhancement – http://bit.ly/MakeISPABetter​​
  • 15:10​ ISBE Update for IASB Press Policies and Procedures
  • 15:56​ SOPPA for Teachers Resources Slide Deck and On-Demand Webinar Information
  • 16:37​ Resources – https://ltcillinois.org/services/ispa​​​ 
  • 17:53​ Resources – New Videos – Using the ISPA/SDPC Database by Sean Mullins
  • 21:47​ Questions, Experiences, Comments
  • 28:55​ How To – View All State DPAs to Find Agreements
  • 31:20​ How To – Reviewing an Originating Agreement
  • 35:06​ How To – Using Automatic Exhibit E Creator
  • 38:00​ How To – Prepare Exhibit E for someone else to sign – View Prepared Exhibit Es
  • 41:15​ More Questions
  • 43:33​ How To – Using Resource Listing on your District Website
  • 46:19​ More Questions

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, April 13 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.

ISPA Resource Update – March 23, 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.

Resources

SOPPA Amendments Webinar – March 15, 2021

This webinar – presented in collaboration with Robbins-Schwartz, the Learning Technology Center of Illinois, Gallagher, and Secure Halo – discusses SOPPA’s contract requirements and related cyber liability security measures, as well as risk management strategies and solutions.

You can find a link to this recorded webinar on the LTC Data Security hub.

Redlined Exhibit G

The redlined Exhibit G from v1.0 to v1.0a is available now on the ISPA homepage under “Most Recent DPA”

New “Using the ISPA/SDPC Database” Videos

New videos in the ongoing “Using the ISPA/SDPC Database” series are now available in the series YouTube playlist.

Thank you to Sean Mullins of Olympia CUSD 16 for working with the LTC to create these helpful how-to videos!

All Things SOPPA – March 23, 2021

A recording of the March 23, 2021, All Things SOPPA webinar can be found on the LTC’s YouTube channel.

Webinar Sections by Subject

0:00​​ Introduction

2:06​ What is SOPPA?

4:38​ Statistics

6:44​ New Originating Agreements

7:15​ Tips and Suggestions – IL-NDPA v1.0a

8:48​ Tips and Suggestions – Redlined Exhibit G from v1.0 to v1.0a

11:37​ Tips and Suggestions – Feature Enhancement – http://bit.ly/MakeISPABetter​

13:06​ ISBE Update for IASB Press Policies and Procedures

13:52​ SOPPA for Teachers Resources Slide Deck and On-Demand Webinar Information

14:32​ Resources – https://ltcillinois.org/services/ispa​​ 

16:28​ Resources – New Videos – Using the ISPA/SDPC Database by Sean Mullins

18:09​ Upcoming Events

20:00​ Questions, Experiences, Comments

54:05​ How To – Using Automatic Exhibit E Creator57:26​ How To – Manage Agreements

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 30 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.

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.

ISPA Resource Update – March 9, 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

ISBE Update for IASB Press Policies and Procedures

ISBE has adopted the following Illinois Association of School Board’s PRESS sample materials pursuant to 105 ILCS 85/28(e), amended by P.A. 101-516, as its model student data privacy policy and procedures:

  • Policy 7:345, Use of Educational Technologies; Student Data Privacy and Security
  • Administrative procedure 7:345-AP, Use of Educational Technologies; Student Data Privacy and Security

Check out this video summary for more information.

Resources

Tips and Suggestions

How-To

Recent Originating Data Privacy Agreements

  • School Messenger
  • Gimkit
  • CW PubOnline
  • Sumdog
  • TouchCast
  • Moby Max
  • Atlas
  • Edlink
  • Albert.io
  • Sight Reading Factory
  • Xello
  • Otus
  • Pearson
  • HUDL
  • Follett
  • Carnegie Learning
  • Math Playground
  • Whooo’s Reading
  • Defined Learning
  • Blooket
  • Stats Medic

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 Tuesday, March 16 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.

ISPA Resource Update – March 2, 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.

Statistics

The Illinois Student Privacy Alliance (ISPA) is nearing 300 districts with access to the ISPA/SDPC database. Additionally, over 300 agreements have been uploaded by 50 of those districts.

Tips and Suggestions

How to

Recent Originating Data Privacy Agreements

  • Dreamscape
  • Kami
  • Learning A-Z
  • Read Naturally
  • Boom Cards
  • Learning Ally
  • Dolphin Easy Reader
  • Edgenuity
  • EDPuzzle
  • EduTyping
  • Hopscotch
  • Remind

SOPPA for Teachers: How To Be A Partner In Protecting Student Data

Original Webinar Date: March 2, 2021

Presenter: Brian Bates

This webinar will help teachers understand the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) and how this new legislation could potentially impact their classrooms. This session included an overview of SOPPA, highlights on how this new legislation may impact educational technology resources, and a direct assessment of the role teachers play in protecting student data.

A recording of this webinar may be viewed on demand here.

The slide deck for this webinar may be viewed here.

ISBE News

ISBE has adopted the following Illinois Association of School Board’s PRESS sample materials pursuant to 105 ILCS 85/28(e), amended by P.A. 101-516, as its model student data privacy policy and procedures:

Policy 7:345, Use of Educational Technologies; Student Data Privacy and Security

Administrative procedure 7:345-AP, Use of Educational Technologies; Student Data Privacy and Security

Administrative procedure exhibits 7:345-AP, E1, Student Covered Information Reporting Form, 7:345-AP, E2, Notice to Parents about Educational Technology Vendors, and 7:345-AP, E3, Parent Notification Letter for Student Data Breach.

Any district that requests copies will receive them free, regardless of membership status. If you are a staff member in a district that subscribes to PRESS, please contact your own district superintendent to access these materials through your district’s PRESS Online account.

If you are a district that DOES NOT subscribe to the IASB PRESS service, please email the Illinois Association of ​School Boards with the subject line “Student Data Privacy Policy Request” and indicate in your email which of the materials listed above you are requesting.

ISBE wishes to thank and acknowledge the IASB PRESS Advisory Board who reviewed the sample materials.

ISBE has also posted this information here, under the section for Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA).

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 Tuesday, March 9 at 2:00 pm. A slide deck for the March 9 session can be found here. 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.

ISPA Resource Update – February 2021

Over the course of February, the Learning Technology Center (LTC) team has been hard at work helping districts across Illinois prepare for the new Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA), which goes into effect on July 1. This has included creating and publishing a variety of resources designed to make understanding compliance stream-lined and intuitive.

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 month.

February 9 Updates

Resources

  • Videos related to SOPPA and ISPA. Current videos include walkthroughs of the IL-NDPA and the ISPA/SDPC Database Tools

Recent Originating Data Privacy Agreements

  • Big Ideas Math
  • Calvert
  • Carnegie Learning
  • CPM (College Preparatory Mathematics) ebook
  • CrisisGo
  • E-Hall Pass
  • EduNovela
  • Follett
  • Gaggle
  • Gizmos
  • Holt McDougal Curriculum Resources
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Ed Your Friend in Learning
  • HUDL
  • Imagine Learning
  • Kahoot!
  • Kami
  • Learning A-Z
  • MeisterLabs, Inc.
  • Mote
  • My Playhome
  • Nearpod
  • Noteflight
  • Pearson EasyBridge
  • Pictello
  • PLATO Courseware | EdOptions Academy
  • Proloquo2go
  • QuaverEd
  • Reading Plus
  • Reflex Math
  • Remind
  • Securly
  • Seesaw
  • Waterford

February 16 Updates

Resources

Recent Originating Data Privacy Agreements

  • Book Creator
  • Breakout Edu
  • Buncee
  • Canvas
  • Desmos
  • Doodle Lab Paint Draw for iPad
  • ESGI
  • Lexia Reading Core5
  • QuiverVision Apps
  • Teachers’ Curriculum Institute (TCI)
  • TypeWell

February 23 Updates

Resources

Tips and Suggestions

How to

Recent Originating Data Privacy Agreements

  • Coach’s Eye
  • Dolphin Easy Reader
  • EDPuzzle
  • Explain Everything
  • HearBuilder Auditory Memory
  • Hopscotch
  • Imagine Learning
  • Math Slide: add & subtract
  • News-O-Matic for School
  • Osmo Apps
  • Socrative
  • Sphero
  • TeachTown
  • Wakelet
  • WeVideo for Schools

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.

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

Resources and updates like those listed 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.

ISPA Resource Update – February 23, 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.

Resources

Tips and Suggestions

How to

Recent Originating Data Privacy Agreements

  • Coach’s Eye
  • Dolphin Easy Reader
  • EDPuzzle
  • Explain Everything
  • HearBuilder Auditory Memory
  • Hopscotch
  • Imagine Learning
  • Math Slide: add & subtract
  • News-O-Matic for School
  • Osmo Apps
  • Socrative
  • Sphero
  • TeachTown
  • Wakelet
  • WeVideo for Schools

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.

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.

ISPA Resource Update – February 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.

Resources

Recent Originating Data Privacy Agreements

  • Book Creator
  • Breakout Edu
  • Buncee
  • Canvas
  • Desmos
  • Doodle Lab Paint Draw for iPad
  • ESGI
  • Lexia Reading Core5
  • QuiverVision Apps
  • Teachers’ Curriculum Institute (TCI)
  • TypeWell

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.

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.