2022 Data Elements Print

Modified on: Fri, 17 May, 2024 at 7:49 AM

Updated May 10, 2022


Data Elements

Required data elements for Educators

  • Email – a unique, valid email address
  • Username – a globally unique string
  • Password – any string; encrypted
  • Teacher Nickname – any string
  • Teacher name – must be a real name
  • Full address – if making a purchase
  • Browser and Operating System
  • Last login date and time

Optional data elements for Educators

  • “Classroom” data items are “optional” – they become required if an Educator uses data processing and reporting of student performance data features
  • Classroom username – a globally unique string
  • Classroom password – any string. This password is not stored encrypted, as it is only an access point.
  • Classroom Nickname – any string e.g., “Kindergarten AM” or “Algebra”
  • “Full address” info is required only for purchasing purposes

Required data elements for Students

Educators can add/delete/rename student accounts at will.

Only Educators can reset forgotten student passwords. 

  • Username – globally unique string; can be changed by student and Educator
  • Password – any string; can be changed by student and Educator; encrypted
  • Nickname – any string; can be changed by student and Educator; can be locked by Educator; may be pseudonymous or a named identifier
  • Last login date and time

Schools shall supply identifiers that comply with the school's policies. If a school elects to use a third-party authentication service (such as Google or Microsoft Single Sign On), the school agrees that it may provide to Boom Learning the information required to authenticate students. The authenticator may deliver a persistent identifier, name, email address, and an avatar.

Collected student progress data elements

When students play lessons with progress reporting enabled, Boom Learning collects the following information:

  • Device info: (browser version, OS type)
  • Time spent
  • Student responses.

Data deletion

Students cannot delete log data.

Educators can delete some or all student log data.

When an Educator deletes a teacher account, all sub student accounts and student data are deleted.

An Educator account is considered abandoned when its membership has expired and no Educator login has occurred for more than 90 days. For abandoned Educator accounts, Boom Learning deletes sub student accounts and student data.


Description of Services

Boom Cards teaching resources are cloud-resident and -served instructional-material mini-apps such as digital learning games, instant-feedback quizzes, and interactive lessons. The Boom platform includes three elements: creation tools (provided at no charge to all users), data processing and reporting of learner performance data (provide at a fee if more than 5 students), and storage for created Boom Cardsmini-apps. Educators create Boom Cards for personal use, use with colleagues, and/or for distribution (for a fee or no fee) via the Boom Store or through third-party marketplaces. Boom Cards may be assigned in ways that do not collect data or in ways that use the Boom Reports feature to process and report learner performance data.


To buy, create, store, assign, and (optionally) record student progress on Boom Cards cloud-resident instructional materials.

EXHIBIT "B" Schedule of Student Data

These elements are collected, processed, and stored as part of our data processing for students on the school's behalf.

Application Technology Meta Data

IP address of users – no

Cookies – yes

Other application meta data – platform, browser, build number

Application Use Statistics

Meta data on user interaction – Last login


Standardized test scores – no

Observation data – no

Other assessment data – formative and summative as assigned by the teacher




Online communications that are captured – Educator to publishing public author feedback


Conduct or behavioral data – only to the extent an Educator creates and/or assigns a Boom Cards resource that collects such information


Data of birth – no

Place of birth – no

Gender – no

Ethnicity or race – no

Language information – no

Other demographic information – school location can be inferred from teacher's or student's email domain if a school account


Student school enrollment – no

Student grade level – can be inferred if the Educator provides the information

Homeroom – no

Guidance counselor – no

Specific curriculum programs – may be able to be inferred from Educator-assigned content

Year of graduation – no

Parent/Guardian Contact Information

Address – no

Email – no

Phone – no

Parent/Guardian ID

Parent ID number –  no


Student scheduled courses – no

Teacher names – yes, provided by the Educators

Special Indicator

English language learner information – no

Low income status – no

Medical alerts/health data – no

Student disability information –  no

Specialized education services (IEP or 504) – no

Living situations (homeless/foster care) – no

Other indicator information – none

Student Contact Information

Address –  no

Email –  only if the Educator uses an authentication method that supplies an email

Phone –  no

Student Identifiers

Local (School District) ID number – no, unless included in student email address (we do not extract it)

State ID number – no

Vendor/App assigned student ID number – yes

Student app user name – yes

Student app passwords – yes; encrypted

Student Name

First and/or Last – yes, as most Educators provide actual names; pseudonyms are allowed

Student In App Performance

Program/application performance – yes, if the Educator assigns using student performance collection; Educators may avoid by using only Fastplay assignments

Student Survey Responses

Students responses to surveys or questionnaires – yes, if an Educator assigns a Boom Cards mini-app that functions as a survey or questionnaire

Student work

Student generated content – yes, short written answers; eventually student created decks

Other student work data – fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice, and other responsive choices


Student course grades – no

Student course data – no

Student course grades/performance scores – no

Other transcript data – no


Student bus assignment – no

Student pick up and/or drop off location – no

Student bus card ID number – no

Other transportation data – none



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