We have a privacy problem in K-12 that no one is talking about, but not talking about it is not helping. In years past, schools connected with maybe 200 different vendors. Traditional rostering services are duplicating data to each vendor. Duplicating roster data 200 times, to 200 vendors – 200 companies with their own data management and security risks were bad enough. But today’s district is connected to roughly 1,500 different edtech tools. According to EdTech Digest, during the first half of the 2021-22 school year, the average K-12 student accessed 74 different education technology products, platforms or services while the average K-12 teacher interacted with 86 different tools in the course of their work. The average district accessed 1,403 tools per month. Using traditional rostering services, that means roster data is duplicated and shared 1,403 times on average for each school district. This has to stop.
School Passport Is Disrupting Data Exchange to Address the Privacy Problem
We can no longer pretend that the privacy problem doesn’t exist or that traditional rostering services exacerbate that risk. It’s time to acknowledge that duplicating data and spreading it is unsafe for student data privacy, staff privacy and cybersecurity. There is a better way. School Passport eliminates the need to share student PII by safely exchanging data with any edtech product. It’s easy to implement for schools and for vendors and prevents the unsafe proliferation of student data across thousands of platforms.
Move Beyond Class Rostering Privacy Problems
School Passport doesn’t just monitor and control PII data exchange. It’s designed for so much more. We empower district IT staff to exchange data between technology vendors and tools seamlessly. Unlike traditional rostering services, School Passport uses easy-to-implement anonymization services to eliminate the need to duplicate student PII with every vendor. School Passport keeps your student data safe while our robust API framework facilitates any use case. Authentication, personalization, and account creation are all made possible with School Passport; even handling complex cases like communication workflows, badging, and certification reunification. We empower all of these use cases while limiting the sharing of PII with vendors. Our API framework means vendors can easily adopt School Passport and participate in the anonymized data exchange without changes to their applications.
School Passport is a data exchange platform that exchanges any data with any edtech application, eliminates the need to share school PII, and is easy to implement for schools and vendors. We invite you to learn more about how you can move away from the class rostering privacy problem and secure your PII with School Passport. Visit https://gg4l.com/learnmore/.