What student information is stored in the Platform?

There are two types of student information contained in the Platform: information provided by schools to establish student accounts; and information students create as they use the Platform.

  1. To allow students to use the Platform, schools provide Summit with student information, including name, email address, teacher / classroom, course enrollment and activities, special status (such as English language learner), student record information (such as attendance), and student demographic information.
  2. As students use the Platform and the related Services, they complete assignments, take assessments, and create academic goals—all of which are stored in the Platform or with contracted service providers. In addition, communications with teachers and mentors, information related to college preparation (such as essays and letters of recommendation), reflections on academic progress and other self-assessments and anonymous survey responses submitted to Summit are stored in the Platform.

Summit also collects information automatically about how users interact with the Platform to operate the Platform and related Services, make improvements, and troubleshoot technical issues.  

For a complete list of student information contained in the Platform and the related Services, see our Privacy Policy or the Data Privacy Addendum Exhibit A, which was modeled after the Student Data Privacy Consortium’s model contract provisions. This consortium of schools, districts, state agencies, trade organizations and technology providers has developed a contractual framework to help create best practices, predictability, and clarity around privacy contract terms to aid teachers, school districts, and other collaborators in the field.

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