The value of membership...

While products of this Consortium will be made available to the marketplace free of charge, there is a value in formal membership. The Consortium will provide a collaborative space for members to create a suite of solutions and resources to operationalize student data privacy.

Membership includes:

A full voice in determining priorities and input throughout deliverables development

Collaborative development of standardized and vetted contract language

A role inputting and full access to a clearinghouse of research and privacy effective practices, Use cases and technical assistance guides, Audit processes, checklists, and tools support, Data governance and management modeling, and communities of practice between and among consortium members

Access to a community of schools, districts, states and marketplace providers dealing with the same issues you are!


Specific benefits of membership


What is the value proposition for your organization's involvement?

Membership Access

During 2021, the A4L Community has proactively sought input on how to best serve members and better leverage our resources.  Based on results from a survey sent to all members earlier in 2021, as well as a deeper dive conducted by our contracted marketing firm through one-to-one interviews, we are pleased to announce a number of changes will be implemented during first quarter 2022 and beyond.

Following Board approval the following will be implemented from January 2022:

>  Combining both interoperability (A4L) and privacy work (SDPC) vs. splitting our energy and resources. As part of refocusing our efforts and offering one, collective Community, members will have the flexibility of choosing a membership level that best meets their needs.

>  Reducing the amount of complimentary support we offer non-members; by providing free accessibility, we actively dissuade more vendors and end-users from becoming members.

The first of several changes being made is set to occur January 1: implementing a new membership structure as indicated below.

FREE access

BASIC Membership

All ‘FREE’ access, PLUS:

View: Secured DPAs

Search: Entire Registry across all Alliances and Countries – by State, Vendor, Resource, DPA, Grade Level and/or Content Area

Application Registry Management

Organizational privacy workflow tool

Use of National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA)

Use of National Research Data Privacy Agreement (NRDPA)

Members Identified on Resource Registry Searches

PREMIUM Membership

All ‘FREE’ and ‘BASIC’ access, PLUS:

State Alliances NDPA Comparison

Automated POD Creation via the Registry’s GEPS Manager

Promotion of Resources when Alliance DPA Signed

Resource Registry API Access

Membership Fees

All membership dues are shown in USD, payable per annum.

Vendors membership dues are based on the gross annual revenue and/or funding/grants obtained for the organization.


Individual State Alliance

<100 Districts/Divisions

Individual State Alliance

>100 Districts/Divisions