Student Data Privacy Regulations
(SOPPA) - Teacher Application Request Workflow
Effective July 1, 2021, the Student Online Personal Protection Act requires Illinois public schools to enter into a student data privacy agreement with any educational technology partner that collects student personal data (i.e. names or login accounts). A list of approved educational technology partners with a signed agreement can be found on our website: https://bit.ly/mcv-soppa.
In order to comply with and maintain the strict guidelines of SOPPA, applications, online services, and extensions must be reviewed for the type of student data being collected and an agreement must be signed with the provider before it can be used with students. We have partnered with LearnPlatform to manage our SOPPA-compliant agreements and publish compliant technology services.
LearnPlatform is an online technology management system that combines verified educator reviews of a searchable product library of more than 7,000 tools to help educators make informed decisions when they implement, streamline, and analyze education technology.
Please keep in mind that the signed agreement is only for student personal data. If a partner declines to sign the agreement or is not responsive, the technology resource can still be used with adult accounts or if applicable, by students without registering.
Educators wanting to use an extension, application, or online service must follow the request workflow within LearnPlatform. This includes any technology pilot requests. Please see the links below to access LearnPlatform, as well as a short tutorial on how to use LearnPlatform to view what technology services are available and how to request new technology services. Questions regarding this process can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.