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Does easyCBM meet state regulations related to Student Data Privacy?

The Deluxe and Lite Editions of easyCBM are made available by the University of Oregon.  In recent years, several state legislatures have passed new Student Data Privacy statutes. These statutes require school districts to have signed releases from software vendors who, in the course of providing fee or paid services to public boards of software complies with specific regulations related to the storage of passwords, audit controls, deletion of student data upon request, etc.

The University of Oregon takes the protection of student data very seriously. The easyCBM system currently meets nearly all of the requirements outlined in the various statutes. Data is transmitted and stored securely, no student data are ever sold or shared with others, districts and teachers retain ownership and control over all their data and have the ability to delete student records if a parent should request that they do so, and it is standard operating procedures here to refer any inquiry about student data to the school/District where the student is enrolled.

However, there are a few that the system does not currently meet. We’re working to update the system so it does meet these requirements this year, and hope to have the updates operational by the end of February, if not sooner. In the meantime, however, we are unable to sign the current documentation being provided by districts in the state of CT (other states’ documentation we are able to sign, with slight modifications, as required by the University).

We apologize for the frustration that this situation undoubtedly causes for our users. Please know that we are doing everything we can to update the system so it can continue to be used in all parts of the world.

Last Updated: September 17th, 2019
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