Future Ready


Future Ready Schools Interactive Dashboard Privacy Policy

We take your privacy very seriously. The intent of this site (http://dashboard.futurereadyschools.org) is to provide school district leaders with the opportunity to conduct digital learning assessments that serve to inform strategic and action planning at the district level. All data are owned by the district or a specific user. In the case of the districts where the superintendent took the Future Ready pledge, the data are owned by the school district, and can be accessed only by authorized users through user accounts linked to a Pledge Code that the district manages. In the case where users enter data not associated with a Future Ready pledge district, the users own the data. Where data are consolidated through a group code, the originator of the group code owns the consolidated reports. No district identifiable data or reports will be shared or reported without the owner’s express permission. Data that could personally identify a student is not being collected through this process.

Future Ready Data Stewardship

The Alliance for Excellent Education (Alliance) is the data steward of all data on this dashboard site. Only authorized Alliance representatives or designees can access and view all accounts and data on the dashboard. Such representatives or designees shall sign a confidentiality agreement stipulating adherence to this Future Ready Interactive Dashboard Privacy Policy prior to any access. Said access for such parties is secure and no district, group, or user-identifiable information will be shared.

Aggregated, filtered data sets that report national, regional, state, or demographic trends may be made publicly available, with the caveat that minimums will be set to ensure no district, group, or user identifiable data will be made available to third parties or the public. Note: Such reports may be filtered by criteria such as the level of readiness, the completeness of action plans, or the type and number of in-depth assessments by gear completed.

No third parties will have access to district identifiable, group identifiable, or user identifiable data, except those who are expressly authorized by the Alliance and who have signed a confidentiality agreement. The Alliance representatives or designees may aggregate data sets from the dashboard site to compile reports for public release. Such reports may be populated with aggregated sets of data only, e.g., state, regional, national, demographic data, reports filtered by specific criteria, or combinations thereof, with the assurance that no district identifiable data will be made available.


Frequently Asked Questions on Privacy (FAQs)

Will our district data ever be shared with the US Department of Education or our State Department of Education?

Identifiable district data will never be shared without the express written permission of the district. Within the site the District data and reports can be accessed by District authorized users through user accounts linked to a Pledge Code that the district manages. The Alliance and State Departments may work to create aggregated reports to identify statewide needs; but no data would be able to be traced back to the home district. Aggregated data would not include district names.

Can our district delete our data if we no longer want it in the database?

Yes. The owner of the data has the right on the site to delete the assessment data and reports from the dashboard. Those data will remain in a secure archive should the district want to reinstate that data at a later date. The district owns the data and it is up to the district to decide how it is used.

Who can access our reports?

Only those users expressly authorized by the owner of the data, and the Alliance, can access the reports. A District authorizes users to take assessments on behalf of the District and to view District reports through a Pledge Code or Group Code that the district manages.

Will our district data ever be sold for marketing purposes?

No. District data will not be made available or sold for marketing purposes.

What happens to the data if the Alliance stopped supporting the Future Ready dashboard?

The Alliance fully supports and is invested in the Future Ready School Initiative and is committed to this effort long term. However, in the unlikely case the Alliance would cease or transfer the Future Ready dashboard to another entity, the data and reports in the dashboard will either be removed and all data deleted, or, if ownership is transferred, it will only be transferred to an entity that agrees contractually to adhere to this Future Ready Interactive Privacy Policy.

What type of security procedures are in place for the data that's submitted?
All communication with the Future Ready Dashboard is encrypted over SSL with a 256 bit key. Users will notice the "https://" and lock image in the browsing window next to the Dashboard URL, signifying the secure transmission of data. Your privacy and security are a top priority.