Wondering about privacy?
Concerned about storing student data with thatquiz.org?
High privacy mode
When you enable high privacy mode, you can use thatquiz.org without storing any personally identifiable information at all. What do we mean by that? If you provide only the first name of a student (e.g. John) or initials (JK) or a pseudonym (Jumper) or a student id number (982376), John's identity in the real world is unknown to us. Some more things to consider:
How do I turn on high privacy mode?
Can I use thatquiz.org and comply with FERPA and COPPA?
Yes, you can. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a United States law concerning student records. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) concerns collection of information online. When you use thatquiz.org, you are storing some testing records on an encrypted physical disc at a data center in Virginia, USA. Storage of those records does not constitute disclosure to anyone. The teacher owning the account under which those records are stored is the only person authorized to view them. By turning on high privacy mode and using thatquiz.org in an anonymous way, you even avoid storing any "directory" information about your students. While compliance with FERPA is ultimately the responsibility of the teacher, thatquiz.org provides every teacher with the means to comply. To illustrate: A teacher who turns off high privacy mode and uses ThatQuiz to email student test results to a third party vendor outside the school system might be inviolation of FERPA. A teacher who turns on high privacy mode and uses ThatQuiz only for his or her own record keeping and analysis is in compliance with both FERPA and COPPA.
What if my data is stolen?
ThatQuiz has never had a data breach to its knowledge. If the privacy of student data is ever compromised, we'll disclose that immediately to every teacher who logs in. You can also protect yourself from the risk of a data breach by using the service anonymously. When you are in high privacy mode, here is an example of what stolen data could reveal: Some student identified by "JK" completed a test, somewhere in the world, on January 22 at 9:00 UTC, and received a grade of 85% after incorrectly answering questions about fraction addition. (Or something similar.) This is not information which is of high value. It does not identify JK as a student who sits in your classroom five days a week, or even identify the country where JK attends school.
The last word
We aim to provide a great online assessment tool for anyone in the world who wants to use it. We don't need to know anything about you or your students in order to do that.