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Think Through Math Earns iKeepSafe FERPA Badge and COPPA Seal

Elite distinction recognizes TTM’s commitment to student online safety, security and privacy

—— Think Through Learning, a leader in education technology innovation, is proud to announce that its award-winning Think Through Math program has been recognized for compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by the leading digital safety and privacy nonprofit, iKeepSafe. As part of this achievement, Think Through Math will display the iKeepSafe FERPA Assessment badge and COPPA Safe Harbor seal to identify that TTM has been proactively and independently assessed by an experienced privacy protection organization.

The iKeepSafe FERPA Assessment badge allows schools to easily identify websites, apps, data management platforms or other technology products that are in compliance with FERPA, a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Products that carry the iKeepSafe Safe Harbor program seal provide educators and parents with assurance that the product is compliant with COPPA, a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Rule designed to ensure that parents remain in control of personal information collected from their children online.

The iKeepSafe FERPA certification process included a rigorous assessment of Think Through Math’s privacy policy and practices and requires an annual re-evaluation in order to continue displaying the badge. Think Through Math went through a similarly extensive evaluation to earn the iKeepSafe COPPA Safe Harbor seal and certification, which recognizes Think Through Math as a good steward surrounding collection, use, maintenance and disclosure of personal information from children.  Think Through Math is only the second company to successfully complete both of these assessment processes.

“Think Through Math has been committed to safeguarding student and family data privacy since the inception of the organization,” commented James Wrubel, Chief Technology Officer for Think Through Learning. “We were early innovators in this area, having introduced a few years ago a completely anonymous way for students to use TTM.   As the second company to attain the iKeepSafe FERPA badge and the first to receive the COPPA seal, Think Through Math has distinguished itself among education technology companies for online safety and set a standard that we hope others will follow.”

“We congratulate TTM for earning the iKeepSafe COPPA Safe Harbor Seal and FERPA badge demonstrating their strong commitment to student data privacy. Schools and parents want to know what happens to their students’ data when working with Ed Tech companies. The iKeepSafe Badges communicate that Think Through Math’s privacy policy not only meets best practices but that their data practices align with their written policies,” commented Marsali Hancock, iKeepSafe CEO & President.