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Data Privacy

Berlin Public Schools cultivates 21st century skills toward success in a global society by engaging students in rigorous academic, social, and civic responsibilities. While developing a technology integrated curriculum, Berlin has taken steps to protect student data and privacy in compliance with both Federal and State legislation. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)is federal legislation designed to protect the privacy of student education records. In addition, as of October 1, 2016, all new contracts must also adhere to Connecticut State Law, Public Act 16-189.

Berlin Public Schools Policies related to data privacy:

  • 4118.5-R Employees' Use of District Computer Systems - Regulations
  • 5131.81 Use of Private Technology (BYOD) Devices by Students
  • 5131.83-R Student Use of the District's Computer Systems and Internet Safety - Regulations
  • 5131.83 Student Use of the District's Computer Systems and Internet Safety
  • 6161.11 Selection of Instructional Materials - Request for Reconsideration of Instructional Materials

Berlin Public Schools will use this page to communicate information related to PA16-189. As new services are utilized in accordance with Connecticut legislation, they will be added below. Please see a list of service's below and view their privacy policy, along with additional information.

Name of App/Website Privacy Policy URL (if available) Description
Akindi Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Web-based assessment system that automates the creation and grading of multiple choice examinations.
ALEKS (McGraw Hill) Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Math program that uses artificial intelligence and open-response questioning to identify precisely what each student knows.
Applied Educational Systems Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Interactive lessons, ready-to-use projects, and automatically-graded assessments. (Marketing, Int'l Business, Personal Finance, etc.)
Avancemos Online Edition (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Online textbook and resources for the Avancemos 1 Spanish book.
BookShare Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Customized reading experience for students with special needs.
BrainPop Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Animated videos, assignments, and games for students in K-5.
Caynon Creek Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Web scheduling of parent teacher conferences
"Charms Office/Charms Office Assistant Dorian Business Systems, LLC" Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Cloud-based organization, management and communication platform for students and parents involved in music programs.
The Conover Company Privacy Agreement Online assessment and skill-building tools.
Desmos Privacy Agreement Online graphing calculator, including digital activities in areas of math.
Destiny Follett Corporation Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Complete library management system, including library catalogue and search engine.
DOGO News Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
News articles for kids on current events, science, and sports.
Don Johnston Snap & Read Cowriter Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Next-Generation reading tool. It reads text aloud, levels vocabulary, and translates.
Easel.ly Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Web tool to create and share infographics.
Easy CBM (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Data collection for reading comprehension and fluency.
Edublogs Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
WordPress powered blogs, eportfolios, and websites.
Everfi Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Online financial literacy resources/lessons for students in grades K-12.
Family ID Privacy Policy Online registration forms for athletics.
FastForWord/Scientific Learning Corporation Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Reading intervention and instruction.
FASTT Math (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Online technology to track progress and increase student mastery of math facts in all four operations.
Flipgrid Privacy Policy
Video discussion platform for educators, students, and families.
Frontline / IEP direct Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Special Education software program that houses our student IEP's.
GeoGebra Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Dynamic Mathematics Software (DMS) for teaching and learning mathematics for grades 6-12.
Google - G-Suite Core Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Gmail, Calendar, and Classroom are the core of Google's educational offering to schools.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Pre K-12 educational content and services, online textbooks, and resources.
IXL Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Students can experience math through grade-level questions and real-world scenarios.
Jostens Privacy Agreement Manufacturer of class rings, yearbooks and graduation memorabilia.
Knowledge Matters - Virtual Business sims Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Online interactive, game-like business simulations teaches students key business lessons.
Kodable Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Students learn coding through gaming.
Learning Ally Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Solutions to help struggling readers through audio books & support services for educators, parents, & students dealing with dyslexia.
Lexia Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Teacher-directed, individualized learning through adaptive & engaging online activities to help students that are struggling with decoding words.
LifeTouch Photography Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Photography company used for school pictures.
Matific Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Online mathematics teaching resource for schools.
Medicare Service log Privacy Agreement School-based Medicaid claiming portal to log counseling and testing data for students.
N2Y Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Special education software, curriculum & tools to help individuals with special needs.
Naviance Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
College & career readiness solutions that help schools align student strengths & interests to postsecondary goals.
Nearpod Privacy Policy Classroom tool for teachers to create interactive lecture slides.
Newsela Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Online leveled articles, nonfiction content, and current events.
NoodleTools Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Responsive, user-friendly research management platform for students.
Norton Books Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Digital resources and textbooks through the publisher.
Nutrikids - Heartland Solutions Privacy Agreement Food Services Department management, nutrition, and payment solutions software.
NWEA Assessments Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
K12 assessment solutions, research, and customized professional learning tools.
Odysseyware Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Software used to create personalized summer learning opportunities for students virtually.
One More Story Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Digital library of audio books to help students learn to read.
Opposing Viewpoints extension Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Online resource for debaters, covering current social issues and including pro/con viewpoints.
Pearson Realize Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Home to over 850 programs across all subject areas and grade levels.
POWERSCHOOL GROUP LLC Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
School operations student information platform housing student demographics, schedules, grades, etc.
RAZ Kids Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Online guided reading program with interactive ebooks, downloadable books & reading quizzes.
Reading A-Z Privacy Agreement Curriculum resources for reading instruction.
Roman Photography Inc. Privacy Agreement School and athletics photography company.
SchoolMessenger Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Notification system to send emergency and other alerts via text, voice, and email.
Screencastify Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Allows screencast and webcam video to be taken and saves it to Google Drive.
SeeSaw Privacy Policy 1
Privacy Policy 2
Privacy Agreement
Simple way for teachers & students to record and share with parents/guardians what's happening in the classroom.
Sight Reading Factory Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Musical exerceises for sight reading and sight singing practice.
Smartmusic web and app Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Music learning software for educators & students, including access to lesson book & band music database.
Stukent: Internet Marketing Simulation, Textbooks & Courseware Privacy Agreement Digital coursework provider including marketing textbooks and real-world simulations online.
Symbaloo Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Cloud-based application that allows users to save, organize and share web links.
TextHelp, Inc Privacy Agreement Literacy, accessibility and dyslexia support software.
The Foos (CodeSpark Academy) Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Learn-to-code app teaching students the fundamentals of computer science.
TinkerCAD Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Online collection of software tools that help students think, design & create 3D models, electronics & coding.
Todo Math Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Interactive math practice for students in grades PreK-2.
Transfinder/Infofinder Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Web-based service that houses school bus routing information.
Typing Club Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Students can learn touch typing online through games, typing tests and videos.
Virtual Business Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Business simulations where students can learn accounting and finance on a virtual business.
WeVideo Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement 1
Privacy Agreement 2
Cloud-based online video editing software.
Woodcock Johnson IV (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Privacy Policy
Privacy Agreement
Used to test student cognitive abilities, achievements & ability to use expressive language.
Xtra Math Privacy Agreement Program that helps students master addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts.