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The value of membership...

The Consortium is THE collaborative space for members to create a suite of solutions and resources to operationalize student data privacy. Made up of both marketplace software providers and their customers, the Consortium is the BEST way to show your public commitment to protecting student data.

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, divisions, states, territories 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, we are pleased to announce a number of changes.

>  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.

FREE access

(no account required)

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


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