What is Class Catalyst?
Class Catalyst is an online platform that helps measure each student’s energy level and mood, and helps educators assure that all students are properly motivated to learn. The Class Catalyst website is operated by Active Coach LLC.
Specifically, what information does Class Catalyst collect?
Class Catalyst collects only the minimum amount of student information necessary to utilize our services. Information is collected directly from students and is limited to the following: (1) student’s name; (2) student’s school issued email address; (3) student’s current energy level; (4) student’s current mood; (5) comments related to the student’s energy level and mood; and (6) other information directly related to one through five. Class Catalyst will not require students to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in its activities.
Who has access to personal student information collected by Class Catalyst?
Class Catalyst does not use third-party operators or vendors to collect student information. Personal student information is available only to Class Catalyst website administrators, a student’s teachers and school administrators.
What does Class Catalyst do with the information it gathers from students?
Class Catalyst does not disclose or provide third-parties, including our third-party partners, with and personal student information. Occasionally, Class Catalyst may send a student information or other content related to educational or learning opportunities, including information or content found on other online websites.
Does Class Catalyst currently work with any third-party contractors?
Yes. Class Catalyst currently works with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, located at 1313 East 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637. All personal student information is removed before data is provided to this or any other third-party contractor. Third-party contractors do not have access to any personal student information and only compile anonymous data for research and statistical purposes.
Is Class Catalyst’s website secure?
Yes. Class Catalyst maintains all information on a secure platform. While no online platform is 100% secure, Class Catalyst goes above and beyond what is required by state and federal law and industry standards to keep student information secure.
How long does Class Catalyst keep student information?
Class Catalyst deletes student information periodically when it is no longer needed. Upon request by a parent or guardian, student information will be deleted within 24 hours, unless your state requires Class Catalyst to keep certain information for a longer period of time.
What are my rights and responsibilities as a student?
By participating in Class Catalyst, a student gives teachers and school administrators the ability to communicate with the student regarding any information the student enters in Class Catalyst. Such communication by teachers and administrators will only be used to assist the student with educational and personal matters and will not be used for disciplinary, law enforcement or other purposes, except as may be required by laws of your state.
What are my rights and responsibilities as a parent or guardian?
Parents and guardians can agree to the collection and use of their student’s information, but still disallow disclosure to third parties.
To modify student permissions, please contact your student’s school.
Is there anything else I should know about Class Catalyst’s data collection?
As is common industry practice, Class Catalyst may use information that is not associated with an identified student to help improve its website and services. This includes the use of anonymous information to demonstrate the products and services offered by Class Catalyst.
How do I contact Class Catalyst directly?
Where can I find more information about student privacy laws?
Additional information about COPPA is available at www.coppa.org and additional information about FERPA is available at www.ed.gov.
Updated Sept 15, 2018