Gradient Learning limits who can access the student information within the Summit Learning platform. We employ user-based access controls which means that different user groups have different levels of access to student information (e.g., individual, classroom, school) based on their role:
- Students and their caregivers/guardians;
- Teachers and administrators;
- Summit Learning program staff who provide coaching and support to school leaders;
- Gradient Learning and authorized service provider (e.g. CZI) staff who work on the Summit Learning platform.
Gradient Learning also works with service providers to operate and improve the Summit Learning program. These trusted vendors help us and our Partner Schools with a variety of tasks, ranging from web hosting and analytics to software engineering and Platform features. In the course of providing the services requested by Gradient Learning or our Partner Schools, these Service Providers may need to access Summit Learning platform data. We take this type of information sharing extremely seriously and require all the service providers who have access to student personal information to comply with strong privacy and security terms. More detail about these service providers, including a list of who they are, is found here.