The TLE (Trusted Learning Environment) Seal is a mark of distinction for school systems that demonstrate a strong commitment to student data privacy and security by meeting a rigorous set of standards.
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) developed student data governance guidelines to ensure the accuracy, accessibility, consistency, and protection of students’ information. Data governance is a priority for LCPS.
Student data should be used to further and support student learning and success.
Student data are most powerful when used for continuous improvement and personalizing student learning.
Student data should be used as a tool for informing, engaging, and empowering students, families, teachers, and school system leaders.
Students, families, and educators should have timely access to information collected about the student.
Student data should be used to inform and not replace the professional judgment of educators.
Students’ personal information should only be shared, under terms or agreement, with service providers for legitimate educational purposes; otherwise the consent to share must be given by a parent, guardian, or a student, if that student is over 18.
Educational institutions, and their contracted service providers with access to student data, including researchers, should have clear, publicly available rules and guidelines for how they collect, use, safeguard, and destroy those data.
Educators and their contracted service providers should only have access to the minimum student data required to support student success.
Everyone who has access to students’ personal information should be trained and know how to effectively and ethically use, protect, and secure it.
We also hold ourselves and our vendors to rigorous standards of data privacy and security.