Think Through Math Earns iKeepSafe FERPA Badge and COPPA Seal

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Think Through Math has distinguished itself among education technology companies for online safety and set a standard that we hope others will follow.

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.

With nearly three million students in more than 180,000 classrooms across the U.S. using the program, Think Through Math is the fastest growing supplemental math program in the U.S. With customized versions for each state’s learning standards, Think Through Math combines rigorous adaptive instruction, a powerful motivation system, and live, on-demand tutoring from state-certified US math teachers.

For the past decade, iKeepSafe has been a trusted resource for schools and parents looking for balanced information about safe and healthy use of connected technologies.

For more information visit http://www.thinkthroughmath.com

About iKeepSafe
iKeepSafe (the Internet Keep Safe Coalition) was established in 2005 by former Utah First Lady Jacalyn Leavitt as a nonprofit international alliance of educators, advocates, policymakers and experts in public health, technology and law. iKeepSafe creates positive resources to help families, educators and policymakers prepare kids and teens to use the Internet and technology in safe, smart and healthy ways. iKeepSafe’s work fostering online safety, security and privacy is crucial for building parent and educator confidence in technology, so that all children and youth can access the benefits of digital innovation. For more information, visit http://www.ikeepsafe.org.

About Think Through Learning & Think Through Math
Think Through Learning, a leader in education technology innovation, is transforming math education in schools throughout the United States. While often used as an intervention program for struggling students, Think Through Math’s adaptive learning technology addresses the learning needs of all students, including English Language Learners (ELL), student working at grade level, those with advanced math aptitude, and students with learning disabilities.

Designed for grades 3 and above, Think Through Math is the only software system that integrates state-certified teachers to tutor struggling students in real-time in order to improve their math understanding. Think Through Math ignites curiosity about math and helps students learn how to think mathematically. The 2014 and 2012 recipient of the SIIA CODiE Award for Best Mathematics Instruction Solution, Think Through Math is recognized as the fastest-growing supplemental math software. Since its launch in 2012, Think Through Math has become a critical part of the RTI, STEM, and 1-to-1 strategies of state education departments and thousands of districts and schools across the United States.

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