The school district leader describes key features of a systematic and robust vetting process for online service providers. He or she then outlines a process for vetting online service providers that can be used in the district, making sure to highlight the key elements of the plan in the process.
Evaluating an Online Service Provider for Student Data Privacy is the fourth micro-credential in the Student Data Privacy stack:
As districts rely more and more on third-party software providers to meet the needs of their students, teachers, and administrators, it is increasingly important that they have a comprehensive and rigorous process for evaluating potential providers. This process should include factors such as data collection, network management, data storage, and access, along with any number of other considerations. With a thorough process in place, districts can reduce their potential vulnerabilities as well as ensure that they are in compliance with all relevant laws and statutes.
Following are the items you must submit to earn this micro-credential and the criteria by which they will be evaluated. To earn the micro-credential, you must receive a “Yes” on Parts 1, 2, and 3.
Describe three or more key features of a robust vetting process for online service providers. (200-word limit)
To earn this micro-credential, create an outline of a process for vetting online service providers that can be used in your district, making sure to highlight the key elements of the plan. If your district already has a process in place, upload or link to it and provide annotations that describe the key elements.
How did the process created (or referenced) in Part 2 impact your thinking about the importance of instituting a rigorous vetting process for online service providers in your district? Note specifically how your thinking has changed. Feel free to submit this reflection in whatever format is most effective for you (e.g., text, audio, video, etc.).
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