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Data Privacy

Computers have brought great changes to our world.  Sometimes we're not even aware of these changes as they are happening, and it's only later, as we look back, that we realize that while creating whole new ways of doing things we've also created whole new issues and concerns. One example of this is the personal information of our students, and how it's used and stored by the school district.

Historically this information was created and stored locally by school districts.  This information consisted of typed or written documents stored in filing cabinets in school offices.  Only the local school district administration had access to this information.  Then computers and the internet came along, and the procedures evolved.  Information is now stored in computer files and is stored by internet companies on the internet up in the "cloud".  Other people now have access to students' information.  We are only now fully realizing the possible ramifications of this data residing on someone else's computer.

The purpose of this webpage is to provide resources to you to help you understand this issue and how it impacts, or could impact, your child or children.

For a good, in-depth, explanation and examination of this new world with its potential threats and abuses to the privacy of student's data, you can click here or on the link below that will direct you to a web page published by the United State's Department of Education which introduces and discusses issues surrounding student data privacy.

To see the Colorado Department of Education's perspective on Student Data Privacy please click here or on the link below.

To see all the personal data that is collected by the Colorado Department of Education click here or on the link below.

To see the privacy policies of all the online programs used by the school district to which the district sends personal student data you can click on the link below.

To view the official local school board policies regarding private student data, and the options you, as a parent, have to question or challenge the way your child or children's data is used by the district please click on the link below.
Website Purpose Link to Privacy Policy
Infinite Campus General repository  for local student  data Infinite Campus Privacy Policy
Alpine Achievement Organizes local student  testing and assessment data Alpine Privacy Policy
NWEA  Provides assessments to track student progress NWEA Privacy Policy
DIBELs Provides assessments to track student reading progress DIBELs Privacy Policy
Accelerated Reader Provides tests based on books the students have read AR Privacy Policy
STAR Reading Provides assessments to track student reading progress STAR Privacy Policy
Think Central Provides supplemental materials for  current text book curriculum Think Central Privacy Policy
Walsworth Provides online tools to create and publish school's yearbook Walsworth Privacy Policy
Imagine Learning Provides supplemental materials for Math and Language Arts Imagine Learning Privacy Policy
Typing Club Provides online typing and keyboarding curriculum Typing Club Privacy Policy
Website Purpose Link to Privacy Policy
ABCMouse Provides educational activities for young children ABCMouse Privacy Policy
Google for Education Provides free online educational and collaborative tools Google for Education  Privacy Policy