Student Data Privacy

Wethersfield Public Schools are committed to protecting the privacy of its community and utilizing technology to provide students with a safe and engaging educational experience. Wethersfield Public Schools complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). For more details on FERPA, please visit the U.S. Department of Education's FERPA webpage.


Effective July 1, 2018, any software/website/app that collects student data must also comply with recent legislation - CT P.A. 16-189.

Please see the following resources for additional information about about Connecticut's revised Student Data Privacy requirements:

See below for an updated list of vendors that have signed Wethersfield's Student Data Privacy agreement and are approved for use by Wethersfield Public Schools in accordance with CT P.A. 16-189.

Approved For Use

Contract Received

Contract Not Required

Contract Requested - Not Yet Approved

  • EasyBib
  • Quizlet
  • Adobe Spark
  • Band.Us
  • DocHub
  • Don Johnston
  • Dolphin EasyReader
  • Digital Inspiration Email Studio
  • FlipGrid
  • Peergrade.io
  • LearningAlly
  • Noteflight
  • Prezi
  • Readworks
  • Scratch
  • SoundTrap
  • TeenTribune
  • Testmoz
  • Weebly
  • Typing.com
  • Who's Reading
  • Wix
  • ZipGrade

WPS Teacher FAQ

I want to use a website/app that requires students to log in or collects student data and is not already listed on the WPS database. What should I do? Please contact Sarah Harris at sharris@wethersfield.me. Provide the name of the website or app and a brief description of the how you plan to use the site/app in your classroom.

A website/app that I want to use is identified as ‘Not Compliant’ on the WPS student data privacy compliance page. What should I do? We want to help you find alternative learning tools to meet your instructional goals! Contact Karen Marshall (kmarshall@wethersfield.me) for K-6 inquiries or Sarah Harris (sharris@wethersfield.me) for 7-12 inquiries.

Where can I learn more about how to protect our students' privacy when using digital resources? Visit https://www.commonsense.org/education/training/privacy, and create a free account to learn more about student data privacy from a 45 minute interactive online course developed by Common Sense Education.

Student Data Privacy Notices

WPS received a notice from Pearson AIMSweb 1.0 Assessment Platform about a data breach involving a small number of former students. Families of affected students were notified via email on August 2, 2019.

WPS Communication Notice from Pearson