The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) is an unique collaborative of schools, districts, regional, territories and state agencies, policy makers, trade organizations and marketplace providers addressing real-world, adaptable, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns. The Consortium also leverages work done by numerous partner organizations but focuses on issues being faced by “on-the-ground” practitioners.
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.
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
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
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.