Teacher Privacy Toolkit - Survey
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1. What is your job title within your school district? Check all that apply *
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2. What grade(s) of students do you work with? Check all that apply *
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3. In which state are you located? *
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4. How long have you been teaching/working in education? *
5. What type of district do you work in? *
6. What is the rate of free-and reduced-priced lunch in your district? *
7. How would you rate the use of technology in your district? Check all that apply. *
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8. If schools in your district have 1:1 programs, how are devices deployed? *
9. Many districts and schools assign students to use online instructional and assessment programs loaded onto computers. Does your school or district REQUIRE teachers to use or assign students to use these types of education-related programs? *
10. Many districts and schools use “education-related apps” loaded onto laptops or tablets for purposes of tracking student behavior, playing educational games, or facilitating communication between teachers and families. Generally speaking, to use an “education-related app” a teacher, student and/or parent must create an account and click on an “I Accept” button agreeing to the company’s terms and conditions before using the app. Does your school or district REQUIRE teachers to use these types of education-related apps? *
11. If your district or school REQUIRES the use of education-related apps, how are they evaluated prior to use? Check all that apply. *
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12. If your district or school REQUIRES the use of education-related apps, who makes the decision to use them? *
13. Does your school/district use an online app or program for student behavior tracking? *
14. Does your school/district use an online program or app for any social emotional learning? *
15. Are you allowed to use or assign education-related apps that are NOT REQUIRED by your district or school? *
16. If you answered yes to number 15, what are the names of education-related apps, instructional software or online assessments you predominantly use or assign? *
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17. If teachers use or assign education-related apps NOT REQUIRED by the district or school, how are they evaluated prior to use? Check all that apply. *
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18. If teachers use or assign education-related apps, instructional software or online assessments NOT REQUIRED by the district or school who makes the decision to use them? *
19. If you use or have used education-related apps, instructional software or online assessments that are NOT REQUIRED by your district or school, how did you hear of or learn about them? Check all that apply *
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20. If your district or school REQUIRES the use of education-related apps or programs, how are parental opt-out requests handled? *
21. If teachers use or assign education-related apps NOT REQUIRED by the district or school, how are parental opt-out requests handled? *
22. Do you know whether any of the education-related apps you use or assign sell student data or use student data for marketing or other commercial purposes? *
23. Generally speaking, what happens after you discontinue the use of an education-related app? *
24. What is your familiarity with federal laws to protect student privacy such as FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), PPRA (Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment) or COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule)? *
25. If you do have familiarity with federal student privacy laws, how did you obtain this information? *
26. In your opinion, how well do you think FERPA, PPRA, and COPPA are protecting student privacy? *
27. How about state privacy law(s)? Do you know if your state has a law(s) that regulates the use and disclosure of student personal data? *
28. If you are familiar with state privacy law(s), how did you obtain this knowledge? *
29. Which of the following best describes your feelings about student privacy information you received via professional development or training provided by your district or school? *
30. If you think the student privacy information you received was insufficient, what was missing? *
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31. How would you rate your districts leadership commitment to student data privacy? *
32. How frequently is student privacy or teacher privacy discussed at faculty meetings? *
33. Does your local union provide training on data privacy? *
34. Some schools/districts train student teachers as part of a teacher credentialing program. Involved in this training can be digital programs like Google apps and video recording. If you have had an experience training a student teacher in a credentialing program, do you have concerns about privacy? *
35. How would you rate the level of parent knowledge regarding student data and privacy issues in your district? *
36. How would you rate the level of educator knowledge regarding student data and privacy issues in your district? *
37. Does your district or school use student information systems (SIS) or data dashboards to track students' grades, attendance, enrollment and other progress over time (For example, Infinite Campus, PowerSchool, or eSchool) *
38. Has your school or district been a target of phishing, ransomware or other cyber attacks resulting in a breach of student or teacher personal data, as far as you know? Check all that apply *
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39. Have you received any training on how to prevent these occurrences or what to do if they occur? *
40. If your school or district has experienced a breach of student or teacher data, what happened? Check all that apply *
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41. Does your school, district or state monitor your actions remotely or otherwise impinge on your privacy in a way that you find concerning? *
42. Have you ever been offered money or any kind of compensation by a vendor (eg travel expenses etc.) to use, assign, promote or evaluate an ed tech program or device? *
43. If you answered "yes" to #42, what did you do?
44. Does your district or school regulate or restrict the practice of teachers receiving compensation from an ed. tech company in any way? *
45. Do you have any more thoughts or concerns regarding data privacy and/or the use of technology in schools? *
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46. Do you have other concerns about what’s happening in your school or district related to student or teacher privacy that you’d like to share? *
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47. If you are willing to participate in a follow-up interview, or would like to be contacted with a link to our Teacher Privacy toolkit when it is complete, please put your first name and email below. If we do interview you, your name and all identifying information about you will be kept fully confidential.
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