K-12 Resources

What Is Rostering all about for K-12 Schools?

Rostering is the process of exchanging data between the school and the edtech vendors with whom they contract. It’s usually a pull and push process where data is extracted from the Student Information System (SIS) and then pushed to the vendor. The problem with traditional rostering is that the data exchange adds enormous risk to […]

What is OneRoster?

OneRoster® is an industry standard format for the exchange of Student Information System (SIS) data with other systems. Developed by 1EdTech (formerly IMS Global), OneRoster gives schools and vendors a way to securely and reliably exchange roster information. It enables the sharing of class rosters, course materials, and grades between a school’s SIS and edtech […]

What is LTI integration?

Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI®) is the data exchange standard that allows schools to integrate the tools and apps they use more securely. LTI was developed by 1EdTech (formerly IMS Global), a community of leaders across K-12, higher education, and edtech suppliers who are committed to building an open, trusted, and innovative digital learning ecosystem at […]

Gain Control over Who Has Access to PII Data

The problem no one talks about – the risk of traditional rostering services duplicating PII data to a thousand or more EdTech vendors is not the only risk schools are facing. The biggest risk is that PII data is proliferating at an exponential rate, and it has become more and more difficult for schools to […]

Uncovering the Risk of Unknown Technology

Unknown technology that has access to your network and your PII data is inherently risky. How do you protect your school district from threats when you don’t even know they exist? One of the biggest threats to data privacy facing schools is the unknown technology that is downloaded or implemented by educators in the classroom […]

An Intro to School Passport’s PII Monitoring Dashboard

Picture yourself driving on a highway. The day is bright, the sky is clear, and you’re able to cruise along. Now picture that same drive, only the road ahead is obscured by thick fog. You have to put on the brakes, slow down, and ease your way down the road because you simply cannot see […]

Data Analytics Finally Gets A Privacy Makeover

GG4L Announces SchoolDay, The First Privacy Centric Data Analytics Platform ALAMEDA, Calif., May 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Today Global Grid for Learning (GG4L) announced SchoolDay as being the first data analytics platform to use School Passport’s anonymization technology to ensure it can provide insights to educators without accessing school personal identifiable information (PII). The habit of sharing […]

Implement a Secure Data Exchange for Better Data Privacy

Technology has become so complex for schools. School IT leaders are often in a thankless position of attempting to juggle demands that have grown exponentially. There are a number of challenges districts face in managing their existing edtech ecosystems that prevent them from achieving better data privacy. Data Transfers Traditional rostering services require complex and […]

How Can Schools Reduce Privacy Risks?

Schools are faced with an inherent responsibility to protect the private data of their students and staff. As the use of edtech proliferates throughout schools, it becomes more and more difficult for districts to control how school PII is managed by edtech vendors. School districts face enormous challenges: Lack of control over how school PII […]

Rapid Growth of EdTech Causes Data Privacy Issues

Not long ago, it was rare for a school district to work with more than a couple of hundred different edtech vendors. That number has exploded exponentially with the rapid growth of edtech since the pandemic. The average school district is now utilizing an average of 1,400 different edtech vendors. What was a problem then […]

Rampant Sharing of Student PII is a Risk to Schools and EdTech Vendors

San Diego, CA – April 17, 2023 – Today Global Grid for Learning (GG4L) announced, at the ASU+GSV Summit, its next generation of school data exchange designed to stop the spread of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) across the education ecosystem of vendors. The School Passport data exchange allows information to be shared by schools with […]

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