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 Scantron/Grades multiple choice assessments/Grades student responses/Akindi is a scantron alternative
ALEKS (McGraw Hill) Privacy Policy Chemistry Tutor/HW Program
Applied Educational Systems Privacy Policy Business Survey students login to complete online guided curriculum. (Marketing, Int'l Business, Personal Finance
Avancemos Online Edition (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Privacy Policy Online textbook and resources for the Avancemos 1 Spanish book.
BookShare Privacy Policy videos, assignments, and games for students in K-5
Caynon Creek Privacy Policy
"Charms Office/Charms Office Assistant Dorian Business Systems, LLC" Privacy Policy "Music Education-specific database for uniform tracking, scheduling, group e-mail, etc./ Cloud based organization, management and communication platform for student members and parents involved in music programs. In addition, helps to manage inventory of school equipment, uniforms and music."
Desmos N/A
Destiny Follett Corporation Privacy Policy LIbrary Catalogue and searches
DOGO News Privacy Policy News articles written for kids
Don Johnston Snap & Read Cowriter Privacy Policy Privacy Policy Creates infographics
Easy CBM (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Privacy Policy Data collection for reading comprehension and fluency
Edublogs Privacy Policy
Everfi Privacy Policy Financial Literacy
Family ID Privacy Policy Used for all required forms for athletic registration
FastForWord/Scientific Learning Corporation Privacy Policy Reading Intervention/instruction
FASTT Math (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Privacy Policy Used for Fact Fluency Progress
Frontline / IEP direct Privacy Policy houses our student IEP's
GeoGebra Privacy Policy GeoGebra is a Dynamic Mathematics Software (DMS) for teaching and learning mathematics from middle school through college level. It is as easy to use as Dynamic Geometry Software (DGS) but also provides basic features of Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) to bridge some gaps between geometry, algebra and calculus.
Google - G-Suite Core Privacy Policy "Use of Google Classroom, Docs, Slide Show for reading, math, Social Studies, writing /en/terms/user_features.html")
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Privacy Policy online textbook and materials for our book
IXL Privacy Policy math
Jostens N/A
Knowledge Matters - Virtual Business sims Privacy Policy Knowledge Matters' Virtual Business online interactive, game-like business simulations teach college and high school students key business lessons.
Kodable Privacy Policy Coding through gaming
Learning Ally Privacy Policy Audiuo books
Lexia Privacy Policy Helps students that are struggling with decoding words.
LifeTouch Photography Privacy Policy
Matific Privacy Policy math skills/games/practice
Medicare Service log N/A I log my counseling and testing for the student.
N2Y Privacy Policy
Naviance Privacy Policy
Nearpod Privacy Policy Interactive lecture slides
Newsela Privacy Policy online leveled articles/nonfiction/current events
NoodleTools Privacy Policy
Norton Books Privacy Policy When students register codes to access our digital resources, they create accounts with their school email addresses and passwords of their choice.
Nutrikids - Heartland Solutions N/A
NWEA Assessments Privacy Policy
Odysseyware Privacy Policy Summer school distance learning
One More Story Privacy Policy Audio books
Opposing Viewpoints extension Privacy Policy Gale’s Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to violent video games.
Pearson Realize Privacy Policy
POWERSCHOOL GROUP LLC Privacy Policy Student Information System, grade portal for the student
RAZ Kids Privacy Policy Students read or listen to books and answer comprehension questions.
Reading A-Z N/A
Roman Photography Inc. N/A
SchoolMessenger Privacy Policy
Screencastify Privacy Policy Allows screencast and webcam video to be taken and saves it to Google Drive.
SeeSaw Privacy Policy 1
Privacy Policy 2
allows you to send home student photos/videos to parents
Sight Reading Factory Privacy Policy
Smartmusic web and app Privacy Policy Teacher subscription accesses lesson book and huge database of band music. Students and parents have to sign up and pay on own. May be using it district wide this year and I need it for SLO!
Stukent: Internet Marketing Simulation, Textbooks & Courseware N/A
Symbaloo Privacy Policy
TextHelp, Inc N/A
The Foos (CodeSpark Academy) Privacy Policy Learn fundamentals of computer science
Todo Math Privacy Policy
Transfinder/Infofinder Privacy Policy Transportation Database
Typing Club Privacy Policy Students practice keyboarding
Virtual Business Privacy Policy Accounting program
WeVideo Privacy Policy online video editing
Woodcock Johnson IV (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Privacy Policy Scores student Cognitive tests and Achievement tests
Xtra Math N/A math fluency practice