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The PARCC states have developed a consortium-wide policy that ensures the privacy and security of student data.
Just as they do now with their current testing programs and current assessment vendors, as states move to the PARCC consortium assessments, they will also provide limited access to student data to PARCC assessment vendors who will support test administration, scoring and reporting of results. The PARCC Data Privacy and Security Policy will guide the way PARCC states conduct business with the contractors delivering the PARCC assessments in 2014-15 and beyond. The policy will be incorporated into contracts with future PARCC contractors to ensure full compliance with the states’ requirements.
The PARCC consortium policy includes rigorous protections necessary to ensure that PARCC and PARCC contractors:
The key principles of the policy are:
Additional documents are available for download: